Little Caves / Cavatelli

Cavatelli means little caves or quarries. This interesting pasta reminds me of gnocchi because of the little dents or ridges in the dough. I make these on a special cavatelli machine, but they can also be made by hand using a comb.


  • INGREDIENTSAbout 3 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup semolina flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 pound whole-milk ricotta cheese, well drained
  • 1/4 cup water

This recipe was featured on Season 16 - Episode 1618.

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Addie Maida

Maryann I have been watching your shows for years and especially loved the ones with your mom what a wonderful lady.I watch you every day and love all your receipes you are the best keep on going.God Bless, Adeline

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