Puglia Recipes (22)

Browse our choice of traditional Italian recipes from the region of Puglia. Start with our latest suggestions and updated articles below.

Orecchiette pasta alla Pugliese

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Orecchiette alla Pugliese pasta 'ears' traditional recipe from Puglia. Easy and delicious! The video above is of the local women of old Bari, or Bari Vecchia, making their own orecchiette in a setting which must have seen much of the same for centuries.  


500g of orecchiette (ear shaped) pasta ideally fresh, 2 green peppers, 200g of tomato pulp, bunch of fresh basil, olive oil, grated pecorino cheese, salt, pepper, dried hot pepper to taste.

Last modified on 03 September 2014

Cavatelli fresh pasta with seafood

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A fabulous seafood recipe from Monopoli which is typical of the culinary tradition of the Puglia coast.


cavatelli fresh pasta, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, parsley, cuttlefish cut in strips, clams, mussels and shrimps.

Last modified on 25 April 2014

Orecchiette pasta with turnip tops

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'Orecchiette alle cime di rape' is one of the most popular and simple recipes from Apulia where the pasta is also called 'strascinati'. The secret of all simple Italian dishes, of course, is the quality of the ingredients so take a look at the video and pass buy our Blog section to find out more about this recipe and Chef Luigi.   


4 yellow peppers, 500 gr. of Apulian orecchiette, 1 kg. of turnip tops, 3 garlic cloves, 1 pickled anchovy red pepper (or black pepper), 1/2 glass of extra virgin olive oil

Last modified on 02 June 2016

Pasta and red shrimps

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A linguine shrimp pasta seafood recipe from Monopoli, in the province of Bari, Puglia


linguine pasta, extra vergine olive oil, garlic, parsley, red shrimp, tomatoes cut in cubes, white wine and pumpkin flowers.

Last modified on 25 April 2014

Mostaccioli biscuit recipe

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'Mostacciolo' comes from the Latin word 'mustaceus' meaning similar to mosto' and was a popular sweet in Roman times. Even Cato had his preferred recipe, a sort of focaccia prepared with sweet wine and laurel leaves.

There are numerous versions across south Italy, but expect to taste almonds, lemon and cinnamon. This version orignates from Puglia and is known locally as 'mestazzule'.


500g cooked figs ' cotto di fichi', flour, 4 eggs, 100g toasted and chopped almonds, cinnamon, 200g sugar, 2 lemons.

Last modified on 23 February 2012


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When I was a child we lived in San Vito De Normanni. While there, we ate a local item called (from what I remember) a "Fratelli" or "Fertelli" or something along these lines. It was similar to a calzone but I thinked it might have been fried or the bread was different. It was definitely not a calzone! I have been looking for the recipe now for about five years and have had no luck so far. If you have possibly heard of this please let me know how I can make it. I still dream about them. They are the tastiest meal I have ever had. Thanks so much for your time. T.J.


1 garlic clove, extra virgin olive oil, 1 tin tomatoes, salt, potatoes, handful of flour, chopped fresh basil.

Last modified on 29 January 2016

cream sauce 'Sea Corals'

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This recipe has been sent to us by the Hotel Salsello located on the Bari coast in Bisceglie and you can eat it in their fine restaurant.

The full title of the recipe is 'savarin of carnaroli rice with “Sea Corals” in cream sauce of vegetable marrows'.

Last modified on 11 August 2011

Little ears with sprouts of cauliflower

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This orecchiette pasta recipe has been provided by the Masseria Torre Coccaro, Savelletri di Fasano.

Last modified on 30 January 2015

How to make Fresh Italian pasta

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Once you know how to make fresh Italian pasta at home, a world of Italian rustic regional recipes will open up before you.

The recipe below was sent to us by Let's Go Italian, Quality Food from Italy.

Last modified on 03 January 2011

Leccese potato pizza

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There is a take away pizza bar near our studio which serves up a chips pizza. We have suggested to the owner to add fish pieces in batter and call it a 'pizza inglese'. We'll let you know if our contribution to the new wave of Italian cooking takes off. This pizza potato is a classic recipe from Puglia, in southern Italy

Last modified on 31 August 2010

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