These beautiful triangolis are filling with a creamy ricotta and served with your choice of sauce. I made these with a floral pasta but you can make it with just a simple fresh pasta dough as well.
These are such a fun and unique pasta shape to learn. If you have ever made ravioli or tortellini you will love making triangoli.
How to Shape Triangolis
Triangoli is actually a fairly easy shape to make when making pasta. All you need is a square piece of dough to work with. You can get this by using a 5-wheel pastry cutter to roll over you fresh pasta dough. The other option is a ravioli stamp. This is the method I use.
I use a stamp and then run over the edges with a roller wheel. Sometimes the stamp doesn’t cut all the way through the pasta, but it does give you a perfectly square shape. This set has the ravioli stamp and the roller.
Once you have the square pieces, add a small amount of filling the the center of the pasta square. If the dough has slightly dried out add a little water the the edges with your finger. This will help it stick together. Fold over the pasta and press together to seal it.
What Fresh Pasta to Use
You can use any fresh pasta recipe you choose. There is one in the recipe below that I use often which is an egg pasta with a mix of 00 flour and semolina.
Since you are going to be folding these over, you want the pasta to be fairly thin. If you are using a KitchenAid pasta roller go to setting 6.
If you want to make a floral pasta like the one in the picture, you will have an extra step. Once you have your pasta sheets, add you fresh flower petals on top of one pasta sheet and then add another pasta sheet on top and roll together with a rolling pin. Place the new sheet of pasta through the pasta machine to get back to a thin pasta sheet. The flower petals will flatten and break down into the pasta dough the more you roll it through the machine. You can also do this with fresh herbs like basil.
For these triangolis I use a very simple cheese filling. It is mixture of ricotta cheese, parmesan, salt, and pepper. You can add in some lemon juice, lemon zest, or ground nutmeg if you want to add a little bit of extra flavor.
Remember, there isn’t a ton of room in a triangoli so just make sure not to add anything too bulky.
You can really use any type of sauce with your triangolis. I love to serve it with a fresh pesto, or just olive oil and parmesan. You could also serve with with some tomato cause like the San Marzano Sauce.