Pasta, potatoes and PGI Finocchiona – A recipe by Maria Pisacane

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 250 gr of pasta
  • 3 or 4 medium size potatoes
  • Half white onion
  • 90 gr PGI Finocchiona
  • Salt and pepper as needed
  • PGI Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive OIl
  • A knob of butter


Finely cut the onion into slices and the PGI Finocchiona into strips. Brown it in a deep nonstick pan with a small amount of oil and a knob of butter. Add a small cup of water in order to prevent onion from burning and let it cook slowly.

In the meantime, wash and peel potatoes, cut them into cubes and when the onion and PGI Finocchiona are perfectly browned, add them to the pan. Brown for a couple of minutes and add 1 liter and a half of water.

Add salt and let it cook for about 20 – 25 minutes, until potatoes are ready.

Add pasta and cook the mixture for the time specified on the packaging. If needed add water and consequently salt.

In a nonstick small pan, while the pasta is cooking, brown some PGI Finocchiona strips to make them crispy, it will be perfect for decorating your final dish.


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