Agnolotti (AH-nyo-LOAT-tee) are little pasta dumplings from northern Italy. You can think of them as ravioli’s daintier cousin. Even if they are small in size, they are no less impressive in flavor—ours are filled with sweet butternut squash. Here, we’re preparing them the traditional way in a sauce made from herby sage and toasty brown butter.
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Butternut Squash Agnolotti(ContainsEggs, Milk, Wheat)
Pine Nuts(ContainsTree Nuts)
Wash and dry all produce. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Halve, peel, and thinly slice shallot into strands (from root end to stem end). Mince or grate garlic. Pick leaves from sage and discard stems. Roughly chop leaves.
Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add half the kale from the package (we sent extra) and shallot. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until kale is wilted and tender, 4-6 minutes, tossing. Add garlic and another drizzle of olive oil and toss until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from pan and set aside.
Once water boils, add agnolotti to pot. Reduce heat slightly and bring water to a low boil. Cook agnolotti until tender and warmed through, 5-7 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water.
Add 2 TBSP butter to same pan used for kale over medium heat. Add sage and stir until butter is melted, starting to brown, and smells nutty, about 2 minutes.
Stir in agnolotti, kale mixture, and ¼ cup pasta water. Increase heat to high and let bubble until liquid is reduced by half, 2-3 minutes. (TIP: Add a splash of pasta water if sauce seems dry.) Gently stir in half the Parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Divide agnolotti mixture between plates. Sprinkle with pine nuts and remaining Parmesan.