|Place of origin||Italy|
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Cavatelli [kavaˈtɛlli] are small pasta shells from eggless semolina dough that look like miniature hot dog buns. Cavatelli literally means "little hollows".[a] Ricotta cavatelli adds ricotta cheese to the dough mix. It is commonly cooked with garlic and broccoli or broccoli rabe.
Regional names and varieties
Many varieties and local names of Cavatelli exist, including orecchie di prete (priest's ears). In Apulia a number of varieties of Cavatelli have specific names including pizzicarieddi. In parts of Campania, they can be called parmarieddo.
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