Paccheri Sauce From Puglia Italy

Paccheri Sauce From Puglia Italy

Paccheri Place of Origin:

Paccheri is a type of pasta that originates from the Campania region of Italy.


paccheri sauce from Puglia


What is Paccheri Made Of?

Paccheri is made from durum wheat semolina flour and water, similar to most traditional Italian pasta. The dough is shaped into large, hollow, tube-like structures.


What Does Paccheri Mean in Italian?

The term ‘Paccheri’ is derived from the Neapolitan dialect word ‘paccharia’, which means ‘slaps’. The name is said to have originated from the noise that this large pasta makes when it is eaten or when it hits the water while cooking.


paccheri sauce from Puglia


Vegetarian Paccheri Sauce Recipe

Here’s our vegetarian paccheri sauce from Puglia. It only takes 30 minutes or less to make, so it’s a great one to make on repeat. I suggest topping ideas to switch it up towards the end of the recipe.

Happy cooking!

paccheri sauce from Puglia

Paccheri Sauce From Puglia

Love courgettes and paccheri? Try this simple yet delicious pasta dish inspired by the region of Puglia.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 700 kcal


  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 chopping knife
  • 1 medium pan
  • 1 large pot
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 pasta ladle
  • 1 cooking spoon


  • 250 gr Paccheri
  • 1 large courgette
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Belmorso Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • salt and pepper
  • oregano or mixed Italian herbs; mint alone can also be delicious, if you like that herb.
  • 150 gr Stracciatella cheese or Philadelphia Original


  • Wash, peel and cut the zucchini into cubes.
  • Mince the garlic cloves.
  • Add both to a pan and sauté with 2 tablespoons of Belmorso EVOO. Continue tossing them from time to time until the zucchini have cooked fully.
    paccheri sauce from Puglia
  • Season with salt and pepper. Add the oregano or your herb of choice.
  • In the meantime, boil the water for the paccheri, and salt it generously.
  • Once the pasta has cooked, drain it, reserving some pasta water for the sauce. Add the pasta back to the same pot.
  • Now, add the sauteed garlic and zucchini onto the pasta. Add some cooking water and 2 more tablespoons of Belmorso EVOO.
    paccheri sauce from Puglia
  • Add the Stracciatella cheese or Philadelphia, and mix well.
  • Serve and enjoy as is or with these suggested toppings.
    Optional toppings: grated pecorino cheese, toasted breadcrumbs, sun dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, fresh chopped tomatoes.
    paccheri sauce from Puglia
Keyword paccheri sauce


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More Paccheri Recipe Ideas

Paccheri Meat Sauce > Authentic Italian Meat Sauce Recipe (Ragù bianco)

Paccheri Tomato Sauce > Sorrentina Paccheri With Tomato Basil and Mozzarella

Paccheri Pink Sauce > Tortellini with pink sauce (lactose free) – recreate the sauce and use paccheri instead of tortellini



Author: Alessia


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