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Fregola with Scampi

Fregola is a type of pasta that originates from Sardinia, Italy, and is made from semolina flour and water. Here’s a simple recipe for Sardinian-style fregola:


  • 1 lb. fregola
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 can (28 oz) of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow squash, diced
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated pecorino romano cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh parsley leaves, chopped (for garnish)


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, red bell pepper, and yellow squash, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the wine and let it reduce for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, broth, salt and pepper and bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and let the sauce simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Cook the fregola in a large pot of boiling, salted water until al dente, about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Drain the fregola and add it to the saucepan with the tomato sauce.
  8. Stir in the grated pecorino romano cheese and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the fregola is well coated with the sauce.
  9. Serve hot, garnished with chopped parsley.

Enjoy your delicious Sardinian-style fregola!