Baked Pasta Roses

Baked pasta roses in a skillet

How to make Baked Pasta Roses

This baked pasta roses recipe from Emilia Romagna region is so simple yet so delicious. The Italian name for this dish is ‘Rosette di pasta alla modenese’ which describes the shape of the pasta as being petite roses. This dish is somewhat similar to a lasagna in the way it is prepared.

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  • 200 g thin slices of fontina
  • 100 g thin slices of boiled ham
  • 150 g fresh thin lasagne sheets


  • 60 g plain flour
  • 60 g butter
  • 70 g grated parmigiano
  • 600 ml whole milk
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • black pepper



  1.  First make the bechamel.
  2.  Melt the butter in a non-stick saucepan over a low heat
  3.  add the flour and stir until you have a smooth paste
  4.  Add the milk a little at a time and continue to stir until the sauce starts to thicken
  5. Then add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste
  6. When the bechamel has reached a good thickness add 50g of parmesan and continue to stir until the cheese has melted into the bechamel.
  7. Put a pasta sheet onto a floured board.
  8. Cover with slices of ham.
  9. Cover the ham with fontina cheese
  10. Check the bechamel has cooled and cover one end of the pasta sheet with a spoonful of bechamel.
  11. Roll the sheet into a swiss roll shape.
  12. Repeat this process with all the pasta sheets and the rest of the ham and cheese.
  13. Coat the bottom of an baking tray with bechamel.
  14. Cut the pasta rolls into 3 pieces ( each about 4-5 cm wide) and place side by side in the oven dish.
  15. Pour the remaining bechamel over the pasta roses and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan.
  16. Cover with aluminium foil and cook at 180° in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  17. Remove the aluminium foil and cook for another 10 minutes until the top becomes golden and crispy.


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