Strozzapreti with Ramps

Strozzapreti with Ramps


  • bunch ramps
  • 1 Pound  fresh or dried strozzapreti, or other pasta
  • shallot, diced very finely
  • cloves garlic, diced very finely
  • 1/2 Cup  butter, cubed
  • 1/4 Pound  fava beans
  • 1/4 Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  •   Piment d'Espelette or Aleppo pepper, to taste

At Tarallucci e Vino, we make our "strozzapreti" pasta by hand, from scratch, but you can use any high-quality medium pasta — fresh, if possible.

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Separate the ramp greens from the white parts. Bring a pot of water to a boil and set up an ice bath. Blanch 1/2 of the ramp greens, then remove using a pair of tongs to the ice bath. Keep the water boiling.

Transfer the blanched ramp greens to a blender and purée. Slice the remaining ramp greens into 1-inch pieces.

Blanch the fava beans, shock in the ice bath, and drain.

Refill the pot with fresh water and season heavily with salt — it should taste like the ocean. Dice the white parts of the ramps very finely. Then, drain the pasta and reserve some of the cooking water.

Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan, sauté the ramp bottoms, shallot, and garlic until tender but before they begin to color.

Add the blanched favas and cooked pasta to the large pan. Add the sliced ramp greens, butter, a little pasta water, and ramp purée. Toss together until butter is melted. Finish with extra-virgin olive oil and piment d'Espelette.


Calories per serving:

791 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Sodium Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 154g 237%
  • Carbs 379g 126%
  • Saturated 67g 336%
  • Fiber 28g 112%
  • Trans 4g
  • Sugars 30g
  • Monounsaturated 64g
  • Polyunsaturated 12g
  • Protein 73g 146%
  • Cholesterol 244mg 81%
  • Sodium 95mg 4%
  • Calcium 279mg 28%
  • Magnesium 317mg 79%
  • Potassium 1,952mg 56%
  • Iron 10mg 58%
  • Zinc 8mg 56%
  • Phosphorus 1,118mg 160%
  • Vitamin A 852µg 95%
  • Vitamin C 32mg 54%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 45%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 44%
  • Niacin (B3) 11mg 55%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 56%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 346µg 86%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 13mg 64%
  • Vitamin K 322µg 402%
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