Mezzi Rigatoni With Gorgonzola Cheese And Walnut Filling

  • Yield : 36
  • Servings : 36
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Bite-sized filled rigatoni make great appetizers with a variety of savory fillings.


  • 8 oz. Barilla Mezzi Rigatoni
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 oz. Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 1/4 oz. toasted walnut halves
  • 1 cup milk
  • As needed salt
  • As needed pepper


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

To fill, put desired filling in a pastry bag with a round tip. Fill 36 rigatoni and stand each on end in a paper liner. Garnish as directed. Refrigerate until service.

Step 3

Filling: Melt butter in a saucepan. Add flour and cook 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring.
In a separate saucepan, bring milk to a boil.

Step 4

Add milk to roux and whisk for 5 minutes, until smooth. Add cheese; season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until cool.
Fill rigatoni and garnish each piece with a walnut.

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Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Mezzi RIgatoni

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (25g)
Servings Per Container 36

Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 35mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.