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Franciscan pasta, too tasty!

Franciscan pasta

Franciscan pasta is a typical product of Southern Italy, very tasty and prepared with sausage, cream and mushrooms.

Franciscan pasta is a typical dish of Southern Italy which, like many others, is really difficult to codify . Basically it is a first course seasoned with a very rich meat-based sauce , usually sausage, mushrooms and tomato. As if that weren't enough, cream is also added to make everything even more enjoyable.

There is no real history of Franciscan pasta: in fact, it is difficult to think of referring the dish to the Franciscan friars precisely because of the richness of the ingredients. But that doesn't matter: what really matters is that it's simple to prepare and infinitely good.

Franciscan pasta
Franciscan pasta

How to prepare the Franciscan pasta recipe

  1. First, brown the chopped onion with a knife in a pan with the oil. Then add the sausage without its casing and broken up by hand and brown it over high heat. Deglaze with the white wine then add the mushrooms cut into slices.
  2. After a couple of minutes, add the tomato purée, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Then add the cream, let go for 5 minutes then switch off and keep warm.
  4. Cook the pasta in plenty of salted water for the time indicated on the package, drain it and toss it in the pan with the sauce, flavoring it with freshly chopped parsley.

Some also add diced cooked ham or speck to the sausage to make the dish even tastier. To you the choice.

If you love rich first courses, we suggest you also try the Scarpariello pasta , a mouth-watering recipe typical of Neapolitan cuisine.


Franciscan pasta can be kept for 2-3 days in the refrigerator covered in plastic wrap. Heat it in a pan or in the microwave before consuming it.

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