Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello

Hosted by Michael Chiarello

Ravioli/Pasta Party

One of the simplest parties to give, and one of the best! Bowls of steaming hot pastas and home made raviolis are set out with a choice of delectable sauces. Guests mix and match their own signature pasta dishes, then dig in with a side of hearty salad and garlic bread.


Gameplan
Day Before Party:

  • Poach chicken thoroughly, transfer to a bowl, cover and chill in refrigerator for Mama’s Old Fashioned Ravioli.

  • Blanche parsley and basil, mix with other ingredients for Blanched Basil Pesto, refrigerate overnight.

  • Combine other ingredients with poached chicken, refrigerate for Mama’s Old Fashioned Ravioli.

  • Assemble Mama’s Old Fashioned Ravioli, place on a cookie sheet, cover with a damp towel and refrigerate.

1 Hour Before Party:

  • Poach and brown sausage for Spicy Sausage sauce.

  • Mix Pasta Pomodorini sauce, and allow to simmer.

  • Add other ingredients to Spicy Sausage Sauce pan, and allow to simmer.

  • Slice and re-add browned sausage to Spicy Sausage Sauce, and continue to simmer.

  • Pull Blanched Basil Pesto Sauce out of the refrigerator before reheating.

At Party:

  • Reheat sauces.

  • Boil pasta.

  • Keep pasta warm.

Eat and Enjoy!

(Episode: MO0408)

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