Buitoni Introduces Vegetable-Infused Pastas
Company uses pieces of real vegetables, like sweet red pepper and spinach, to add color and flavor
From the chef innovators at its renowned Casa Buitoni culinary center in Italy's Tuscany region, BUITONI introduces a new line of freshly made vegetable-infused ravioli. While colorful pasta has been around for years, BUITONI uses pieces of real vegetables, like sweet red pepper and spinach, to add color and flavor to its pasta. All-new BUITONI® freshly made ravioli infuses real vegetables into the dough for a vibrant, garden-fresh flavor, and adds fillings made with the finest ingredients, such as Grana Padano cheese, artichoke hearts, asparagus and seasoned chicken.
"We've always known how to create delectable flavors with our premium-quality pasta fillings tucked into fresh and tender pasta dough," said Riccardo Landi, Chef from Casa Buitoni. "With this new line of freshly made pasta flavored with real vegetables, we're able to create exceptional flavor combinations by matching premium ingredients in the filling to the vegetable-infused pasta. Each variety showcases the beloved, clean flavors of the vegetables within the pasta dough. We think these filled pastas are quite beautiful. No two are exactly alike," continued Landi.
The Italian culinary team at Casa Buitoni developed this unique style of pasta dough by folding real vegetables into the dough to add flavor and visual appeal. Each variety of BUITONI vegetable-infused pasta can be found in the refrigerated section in the grocery store.
BUITONI offers three varieties of pasta made with real vegetables:
- SPINACH & ARTICHOKE RAVIOLI is filled with a vibrant combination of spinach, artichoke hearts, creamy ricotta, and bold Parmesan cheese, and folds real spinach into the pasta itself, infusing bright flavor right into the dough.
- SWEET BELL PEPPER & ROASTED CHICKEN RAVIOLI starts with the freshly made pasta, created with puréed sweet red pepper added directly into the dough for a rich combination of color and flavor. These ravioli are filled with a mixture of roasted red and yellow peppers, tender seasoned chicken, and a savory combination of Parmesan and Asiago cheeses.
- THREE CHEESE & ASPARAGUS RAVIOLI is filled with a refined blend of ricotta, Grana Padano, and Parmesan cheeses, along with tender asparagus. The rich color of real spinach is brought into the pasta itself by mixing it right into the dough.