Pasticcio di cappelletti is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. It can be found in various towns and communes in the region, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma. This delicious dish can be found in local trattorias, osterias, and specialty food shops throughout the region.
One popular recipe for pasticcio di cappelletti involves layering cooked cappelletti pasta with a rich meat ragu, bechamel sauce, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Another variation includes adding a layer of prosciutto and peas for added flavor. The dish is then baked until golden and bubbly, creating a comforting and satisfying meal.
Pasticcio di cappelletti has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Product) designation, which signifies its traditional production methods and ties to the Emilia-Romagna region. The specifications for pasticcio di cappelletti include using locally sourced ingredients, such as cappelletti pasta, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and high-quality meats for the ragu.