How to prepare conchiglioni with pumpkin and zola: the recipe – Italian Cuisine

How to prepare conchiglioni with pumpkin and zola: the recipe

Do you think of a tastier combination for autumn? Here are the tips for cooking this first course and serving it in a simple but elegant way

Pumpkin and zola. Do you think of a tastier pairing?
This baked pasta botched and full of flavor is, in our opinion, the celebration ofAutumn.
It is the perfect first course for a family Sunday lunch, easy to prepare and with guaranteed success.

Great pasta to fill

The particular thing about this recipe is the pasta that is stuffed with a pumpkin and cheese filling.
It is dry and large format pasta like i conchiglioni that we propose that you can however replace if you prefer with i paccheri or other.
To fill the pasta to perfection just cook it a little, just a few minutes, drain it and then stuff it when it is very al dente and still compact. Will continue and complete the baking in the oven.

An autumn filling

We chose the pumpkin as the main ingredient of this first course because it is the vegetable that most represents this season.
Choose one pumpkin variety tasty and not too watery, for example a classic Mantuan, and cook it in a pan. You can also opt for baking, but it would be a little sweeter.
As for cheeses, zola and mascarpone they are a winning mix of creaminess and taste and blend perfectly with the sweetness of the pumpkin.

The recipe for conchiglioni with pumpkin and zola


300 g of conchiglioni
700 g of pumpkin
300 g of gorgonzola
200 g of mascarpone
1 onion
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil
100 g of béchamel
a knob of butter
grated Parmesan cheese


Cut the pumpkin into cubes and cook it in a pan with the onion and oil.
Mix it with zola and mascarpone and season with salt and pepper.
Throw the conchiglioni into boiling water. Drain al dente and fill them with the pumpkin mixture.
Place them in a buttered baking dish.
Sprinkle with béchamel and Parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes at 200 °.

How to serve the dish

To serve this pasta you have two options: one very classic baking dish or some delicious ones single portions in cocotte.
In any case, choose simple accessories, but at the same time elegant because it is also always a first to be offered on special occasions.
We suggest you take a look at the proposals of Cà per Iper La grande i.

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