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A Creative New Twist on Uses for Piancone and Roma Pasta

You know our Piancone and Roma pastas make excellent Italian entrée items, but have you tried putting them on your breakfast menu? Pasta is the new starch for breakfast ideas. Use our products to create many versatile recipes. They are already in your freezers as a menu staple, but let’s change it up and make them into a featured menu item!

 

Gnocchi is replacing potatoes in breakfast hashes, skillet sensations, and as innovative croutons.

Idea #1

Simmer Gnocchi until it reaches the surface, and drain. Heat a mixture of olive oil and butter in a skillet or a griddle. Add drained gnocchi, diced pancetta, peppers, onions, salt, and pepper. Cook until gnocchi is crispy, and peppers and onions are tender. Meanwhile, poach eggs to top the hash, and prepare a hollandaise sauce to finish the dish.

Idea #2

Simmer Gnocchi until it reaches the surface, and drain. Heat a mixture of olive oil and butter in a skillet or a griddle. Add drained gnocchi, arugula, shiitake mushrooms (stems discarded; sliced), salt, and pepper. Cook until gnocchi and arugula are crispy and umami from the mushrooms in absorbed into the gnocchi. Meanwhile, poach eggs to top the hash, and garnish with fresh arugula.

Idea #3

Simmer Gnocchi until it reaches the surface, and drain. Heat a mixture of olive oil, butter, and garlic in a skillet or a griddle. Heat until fragrant. Add gnocchi and cook until crisp. Let cool slightly and use to top your favorite Caesar Salad.

Idea # 4

Italian Nachos? This is such a simple dish to roll out as a new appetizer! Let frozen pasta sheets thaw enough to cut with a pizza cutter. Next, slice into strips or into triangles and deep fry in 350°F until desired crispness (around a minute). Remove from fryer and sprinkle with salt, Bacio cheese, garlic and parsley mix. Serve with an Alfredo Sauce or Marinara.

 

What else is possible with Piancone and Roma Pasta?

  • Lobster Ravioli combines the starch and the protein when used as the base for eggs benedict. When finished with asparagus and a béarnaise sauce, it’s a one-of-a-kind breakfast selection.
  • Try Roma/Piancone Lasagna Rollettes to give lasagna a fresh new look while preserving an old world taste. Baked Tortellini Gratin can add a new twist to the same old macaroni and cheese. Beef Ravioli in a porcini gorgonzola cream sauce would be a great success on any menu. Cavatelli, fiber rich broccoli rabe, onions, and pancetta create a bowl of comfort food served at its finest.
  • With so many items from which to choose, you are sure to find the perfect option: Piancone Four Cheese Ravioli, Piancone Portabella Mushroom Ravioli, Lobster Ravioli, Piancone Shrimp and Garlic Ravioli, Stuffed Shells, Manicotti, Eggplant Rollettes, Cheese and Beef Ravioli, Tortellini, Stuffed Rigatoni, Lasagna Sheets, Lasagna Rollettes, Gnocchi, Ricotta Cheese Cavatelli, and Beef and Veal Cannelloni.
  • Piancone and Roma products are pre-cooked and individually frozen to provide for quick labor saving preparation, and they are made with the customer in mind.

With all of our products, integrity is a priority. We use high quality meat and cheese that is ground fresh daily, pasteurized whole eggs, and local sourcing of ingredients. Our products do not contain preservatives or MSG, we are USDA inspected and in compliance with Good Manufacturing Procedures.