There are various methods to make chocolate pasta, but you will typically see it served in a dessert. As you will see in this post, chocolate pasta can also be part of a savory dish. The coloration of chocolate pasta makes it fun and unique. We hope you enjoy learning about chocolate pasta; you will probably be dying to try it after today.
1. Chocolate Pasta Noodles
It is quite simple to put together this basic chocolate pasta recipe. Combine a pound of 00 flour with 2 cups of cocoa powder and slowly stir in water as needed to make a dough. This chocolate dough can be formed into lasagna, ravioli, pappardelle, spaghetti, tagliatelli, or tortellini. The cocoa powder creates a beautiful brown hue and adds a subtle chocolate flavor to the noodles.
Get the full recipe and directions from The Feed.
2. Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Pasta
This TikTok recipe made us drool. It is a cinch to produce this decadent dessert. All you have to do is bake some whole strawberries with a block of cream cheese and sugar at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Once that’s done, stir to combine everything and taste the strawberry mixture. Make any necessary adjustments to reach your desired level of sweetness.
Next, add bittersweet chocolate and allow it to melt into your cheesecake concoction. Lastly, add cooked chocolate pasta with some reserved pasta cooking water and top with freshly chopped strawberries. Goodness, where has this recipe been hiding all this time? Chocolate and strawberries are among the best flavor combinations we can think of; it’s so good!
Get the full recipe and directions from The Hunger Diaries.
3. Tagliatelle al Cioccolato (Chocolate Pasta with Mushrooms and Rosemary)
As promised, here is a savory implementation of chocolate pasta. Don’t knock it until you try it for yourself. Believe it or not, you can find a similar dish in Tuscany. When it comes from that region of the world, you know it is bound to taste delectable.
The pasta recipe found here uses all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, eggs, salt, extra-virgin olive oil, and water. To make the sauce, sauté wild mushrooms in butter. Add salt and pepper and stir until the edges turn golden. Lastly, add some heavy cream, a splash of white wine, and freshly minced rosemary. Allow the sauce to thicken before stirring in the cooked pasta.
You can also use rosemary and chocolate to make chocolate bark, mousse, ganache, or even cookies. It is surprising how well this herb pairs with the rich flavors in chocolate.
Get the full recipe and directions from Food 52.
4. Chocolate Pasta with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
If you’re looking for a show-stopping vegetarian-friendly chocolate pasta dish, you have come to the right place. The subtlety of the chocolate pasta works well with this cheesy sauce. This author uses dried chocolate cavatappi pasta instead of homemade chocolate pasta. Chocolate pasta can be hard to come by in the store, so if you can’t find any, simply whip up homemade chocolate fettuccine noodles instead.
Combine two tablespoons of butter and two tablespoons of flour in a pan on medium heat. Cook this for about 4 minutes until the butter and flour mixture turns golden. Lastly, add non-fat milk, cream, and some gorgonzola cheese to finish off the sauce. If it ends up being too thick, whisk in a tablespoon of milk at a time until it reaches your preferred consistency. The gorgonzola cream sauce tends to be rich, so it is crucial to top the dish with either chopped pistachios, hazelnuts, or toasted walnuts to add some crunch.
Get the full recipe and directions from Punchfork.
5. Chocolate Fettuccine Pudding
This next chocolate pasta is worth the calories. Begin by buttering a 9 X 13 inch casserole dish and set it aside. Bring a pot of water to boil and cook some homemade chocolate fettuccine. Next, whisk ricotta, eggs, sugar, cream, milk, chocolate, cocoa powder, crème de cacao liqueur, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add your cooked noodles to that and spread your fettucine pudding evenly in the pan. Sprinkle it liberally with snickerdoodle cookie crumbs to add texture and bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven.
Now comes the hardest part, waiting for the dessert to cook. Let it bake for about an hour and check for doneness by inserting a knife in the middle. If it comes out clean, it is ready to be cut into squares and served warm. Any chocolate lover will feel like they’ve died and gone to heaven once they dig into this dessert.
Get the full recipe and directions from NYT Cooking.
6. Chocolate Ravioli
This inspiring recipe comes with a raspberry puree and chopped hazelnuts. First, make your chocolate dough by combining all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, eggs, and water. Once the dough has been kneaded and is no longer sticky, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for at least an hour.
In the meantime, make the filling, which consists of mascarpone, egg, and ricotta cheese, plus some sweeteners. Keep this in the fridge to allow it to set. Once the dough is ready, cut it into fourths and rewrap the three remaining pieces while working with one part of the dough at a time. Use a pasta machine to roll the dough and stretch it out until you have reached the thinnest setting. Put one teaspoon of the filling on the pasta sheets every three inches and fold the dough over itself to cut out the individual ravioli noodles.
The author recommends making the ravioli ahead of time so that you can flash freeze them. With this method, it is less likely for the ravioli to come apart when adding them to boiling water. Make the raspberry puree the same day you will cook them to add an element of freshness to your dessert.
Get the full recipe and directions from Bellalimento.
7. Gluten-Free Chocolate Pasta
Finally, here is a gluten-free chocolate pasta that contains a blend of potato starch and cornstarch. The author provides links to three different sauces that you can use to serve with these homemade noodles. Depending on if you want to enjoy a savory or sweet dish, you can choose from either their basil cream, creamy garlic, or a creamy pesto sauce.
Get the full recipe and directions from Carla’s Gluten-Free Recipe Box.
Even though chocolate pasta may sound completely unconventional, it provides a unique way to enjoy pasta. If you’ve never tried it before, we encourage you to test it out and see what flavor combinations you can create with your newfound love of homemade chocolate pasta.
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