This Month's Featured Recipe:

Speck with Ricotta and Squash Pasta


Butternut Squash Pasta with Speck Citterio

  • 1 package Citterio Fresco® Speck (sliced into strips) or Citterio Cubetti® Speck
  • 1 c. Whole Milk Ricotta
  • 2 c. Butternut Squash - diced
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Sage Chopped
  • 6 Fresh Sage Leaves
  • 1 1/2 sticks high quality unsalted Butter
  • Your favorite fresh Pasta Sheets
  • Fresh Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Olive Oil


Prepare your Pasta:

- Heat olive oil in large pan on medium heat. Add diced Butternut Squash. Salt & Pepper to taste.

- Saute until light brown. Add 1/4c - 1/2c water. Continue to cook until squash is soft. Remove from heat.

- In a Large bowl, mash the squash to your preferred texture for the filling. Allow to fully cool in refrigerator.

- Add 3oz Speck cubetti (or 3oz of the Speck strips), Ricotta and 1 tbsp. chopped Sage to the Squash. Salt & Pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly.

- Cut your Pasta Sheets in the desired shape/size for the type of pasta you will be making. We made pouches but cutting our pasta into 2 1/2" squares.

- Place 1 tsp. filling in the center of the pasta and then fold to desired shape. Continue to fill all the pasta.

- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Carefully place the filled pasta into the boiling water and cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Remove from water and place in serving dish or individual plates. Top with butter sauce (follow instructions below).


Butter, Sage and Speck Sauce:

- Melt butter on medium/low heat with 6 Sage leaves. Once butter is melted, remove from heat.

- Add the remainder of your Speck cubetti or Speck strips.

-Spoon over your pasta with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and enjoy!


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Prosciutto di Parma con Grissini

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Crostini with Prosciutto and Figs

Crescenza-Stracchino™ & Prosciutto Pizza

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Asparagus wrapped with Prosciutto

Crostini with Ricotta, Asparagus Tops and Prosciutto

Risotto with Asparagus wrapped with Prosciutto

Cestino di Parmigianno Reggiano con Prosciutto CITTERIO

Cestino di Pancetta Citterio con Verdure, Prosciutto e Mozzarella di Bufala

Bresaola Recipes:

Bresaola con Burrata e Pesche Grigliate

Bresaola Antipasto

Bresaola Salad

Insalata Mista con Bresaola

Capocollo Recipes:

Southern Italian-Style Greens with Citterio Hot Capocollo & Beans

Milano salame Recipes:

Milano Salame Salad

Mortadella Recipes:

Insalata Mista con Mortadella Strips

Lasagna di Zucchine con Mortadella

Mortadella & Asparagus Crespelle with Bechamel Sauce

Pancetta Recipes:

Asparagus Salad with Pancetta and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Pancetta with Sweet Peas and Onion

Thanksgiving Stuffing with Pancetta (or Speck) and Chestnuts

Vegetable Soup with Pancetta

Pan Seared Scallops in Pancetta Cups

Pancetta Frittata

Cestino di Pancetta Citterio con Verdure, Prosciutto e Mozzarella di Bufala

Prosciutto Cotto/Rosmarino Recipes:

Prosciutto Cotto Croissants

Pasta Fresco, Pomodoro, Cotto al Rosmarino

Speck Recipes:

Speck and Mozzarella Appetizer

Thanksgiving Stuffing with Pancetta (or Speck) and Chestnuts

Rose di Speck su Letto di Patate

Zuppa di Asparagi con Crostini e Speck

Risotto Alla Zucca e CITTERIO Speck

Spiedino con Pesce e Speck

Sandwich di Agosto con uova insalata e Speck Citterio

Speck with Ricotta and Squash Pasta

Other Recipes:

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