7 Italian Tagliolini Recipes You Will Love!

7 Italian Tagliolini Recipes You Will Love!

Tagliolini is probably my favourite fresh egg pasta ribbon. Although I love wider ribbons like pappardelle, these often delicate egg-rich pasta strands are so delicious and flavourful. In fact, you can even eat them on their own just with some melted butter and grated cheese! However, if you’d like to have a taste of how this pasta is eaten here in Italy, check out these 7 Italian tagliolini recipes here on The Pasta Project.

7 Italian tagliolini recipes

Tagliolini v tagliatelle!

Most pasta lovers know tagliatelle but have you heard of tagliolini? As the name suggests there are some similarities between these two types of pasta. Both are egg pasta ribbons traditionally cooked from fresh. However, you can buy these pastas dried too, usually in nests.  The main difference is in the cut or ‘taglia’. Tagliolini ribbons are narrower than their better known cousin! And often eaten with lighter more delicate sauces. If you’d like to read more about this pasta click this link to my tagliolini post.

fresh green and white tagliolini
fresh green and white tagliolini

7 delicious ways the Italians eat tagliolini.

Here are 7 scrumptious Italian tagliolini recipes for you to try. They include both vegetarian and meat pasta dishes. So, there’s something for everyone, including something to wow your guests, something for vegetarians and something the kids will love!

Tagliolini al prosciutto di San Daniele.

Tagliolini al prosciutto di San Daniele with poppy seeds

This is a creamy, rich and decadent tagliolini recipe from Friuli Venezia Giulia in North East Italy. It is made with one of Italy’s best melt-in your-mouth prosciutto crudo, San Daniele, plus fresh cream and poppy seeds. This is a recipe to wow guests with! Click here for this delicious recipe.

Summer tagliolini with marinated vegetables.

Summer Tagliolini Pasta Recipe

This light summer tagliolini pasta recipe from a restaurant in Bologna is so fresh, healthy and seriously tasty! Plus, the sauce is a no-cook sauce, meaning all you have to cook is the pasta. Perfect for hot summer days when meals need to be lighter and you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen! Can easily be vegan. Click here for this Italian recipe

Neapolitan tagliolini pasta pie (crostata).

tagliolini pasta pie (crostata)

Baked pasta comes in many forms here in Italy, especially in the Southern regions. This fabulous looking tagliolini pasta pie from Naples is pretty easy to make. It’s super tasty and looks fantastic! Another recipe to impress your guests with! Click here if you want to try this recipe.

Tagliolini pasta arancini.

Tagliolini pasta arancini (croquettes)

Arancini fans will love this pasta version also from Naples. Mostly eaten as street food, these tagliolini pasta arancini date back to the 1800s!  They are made with filled tagliolini pasta nests that are then breaded and fried. These balls of pastaliciousness will win you over on the first bite! Kids love them too! Click here to check out this super recipe!

Tagliolini au gratin with ham!

tagliolini au gratin with ham

This is another recipe kids love! Tagliolini au gratin is based on a dish from Cipriani’s Harry’s bar in Venice. All you need is pasta, eggs, ham, grated Parmesan and cream. It’s budget friendly and easy to make! One of my favourite Italian tagliolini recipes! Click here to make this family friendly recipe!

Tagliolini pasta alla Langarola with sausage, chicken liver and porcini ragu from Piedmont.

tagliolini alla Langarola, Piedmont

Tagliolini pasta alla Langarola is a rich and hearty pasta dish typical of the beautiful Langhe area in the Piemonte (Piedmont) region in North West Italy. This is perfect comfort food for cold days. A meat-lovers dream! Here’s this recipe!

Tagliolini with black truffles and taleggio.

Tagliolini with taleggio and black truffle

Pasta doesn’t get much more luxurious than this tagliolini with black truffle recipe. With just one mouthful of this divine Northern Italian recipe, you will fully understand why truffles are the most prized of foraged foods and tagliolini pasta is traditionally eaten with them.

If you do try any of these 7 Italian tagliolini recipes, I’d love to hear what you think. Please write a comment here on the blog or post a comment on the Pasta Project Facebook page.

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Buon appetito!

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7 Italian tagliolini recipes

7 Italian tagliolini recipes


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  • Adrianne
    May 31, 2019 10:58 pm

    It is getting cooler over here in Australia so these pasta recipes will be perfect. They all look great! The black truffle one is going to be the 1st one I try!! Cheers

  • Krissy Allori
    May 31, 2019 10:54 pm

    All of these look so great!

  • Jamie
    May 31, 2019 10:24 pm

    Oh wow so many great pasta recipes! I need to try them all they look so delicious!

  • Beth Pierce
    May 31, 2019 10:10 pm

    Every one of these recipes look so delicious, I don’t know which one I should make first! Looks spot on delicious!

  • Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    May 28, 2019 8:00 pm

    Pasta is my “love language” this looks amazing

    • Jacqui
      May 30, 2019 8:34 am

      Thanks Kylee!

  • Karen
    May 27, 2019 4:16 pm

    Omg that Tagliolini with Black Truffles looks amazing! I am familiar with tagliolini but have to admit I haven’t tried it yet. I will look out for it!

  • Simone
    May 27, 2019 2:51 pm

    So much yummyness to choose from! Where do I start? lol

  • Annissa
    May 24, 2019 4:52 pm

    All these pasta dishes offers unique and wonderful flavors! Great selection of recipes!

  • Veena Azmanov
    May 24, 2019 4:45 pm

    Thanks for such creative and delicious recipes. Have to surely try some of these.

  • Beth Neels
    May 24, 2019 4:42 pm

    Gosh, I want them all right now! So hard to choose! I have never seen tagliolini here in the states. We have a nice Italian market in the city, I’ll have to check to see of they have it. Either that, or I may have to come visit you and have you make me some! Yum!

  • sue | the view from great island
    May 24, 2019 4:39 pm

    I just love your blog! I’m a huge fan of Italian pasta and i feel like I’ve hit a gold mine here 🙂 I wish I could get some of those gorgeous truffles, that would be my first tagliolini to try!

  • Alexandra
    May 24, 2019 4:35 pm

    These are some creative ideas, and I love that! So many delicious recipes for me to try 🙂

  • Kelly Anthony
    May 24, 2019 3:46 pm

    What a great collection of italian tagliolini recipes. This will be a great resource when I’m craving different types of tagliolini pasta.

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