Mezzi Rigatoni With Ricotta Cheese And Spinach 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 oz. stemmed fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 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: Saute spinach in olive oil until wilted. Cool, drain, and finely chop.
Add spinach to ricotta and mix until blended. Add Parmesan; season with salt and pepper and mix well.
Fill rigatoni and garnish with Parmesan.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (11g)
Servings Per Container 36

Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 5mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
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.