Tortellini with Nduja

Nduja, a spicy spreadable salami paste from Calabria, in Italy, is the perfect addition to any sauce to fire things up in the kitchen.


  • 450g/1 pound tortellini
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 500g/2 cups tomato passata 
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree/paste
  • 115g/1/2 cup nduja 
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper


Add extra virgin olive t a large pan on medium heat and add the garlic. Fry until golden. Add the nduja and break up with a wooden spoon. Add the passata and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the tortellini to a pan of boiling salted water and cook as packet instructions.

Drain and add the pasta to the sauce and mix well.

Sprinkle generously parmesan cheese on top and buon appetito…

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