Sfogliatelle, a traditional Italian pastry, is typically sweet and filled with ricotta cheese, cream, or fruit. However, if you’re looking for a savory version with meat, especially for a Sicilian Tavola Calda (an Italian buffet), in that case, you might consider making a variation of savory sfogliatelle with a delicious meat filling.

Sfogliatelle with meat

They are delightful puff pastry dumplings filled with ragu meat.

They are also part of Sicilian street food, too.

Do not miss this delight; if you visit Sicily, ask for Sfogliatelle with meat.

The type of food served at a Tavola Calda includes all the rotisserie and some savory and sweet snacks. (arancinepanelleschiacciate, paté, supplì, small pizzas and other local varieties).

sfogliatelle with meat

Sfogliatelle with meat- Sicilian Tavola Calda

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 2 hrs Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 8 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


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    • Heat oil in a pan; add celery, carrot, and onion.
    • Cook for 10 minutes and add the meat. Saute over high heat, stirring constantly and grinding it with a fork.
    • Season it with salt and pepper. Add the tomato sauce and the cloves, and stir it with a spoon.
    • Bring the mix to a boil, close the pan with the lid, but remember to keep a tiny opening, and cook over a low flame for at least 2 hours till the sauce shrinks, 20 minutes before adding the peas and let it finish to cook.


    • Thaw the dough in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours or follow the instructions on the box.
    • Roll out the puff pastry to a thickness of less than 1/8 inch and make many squares.
    • Place the filling in a part of the square.
    • Brush the edges with the beaten egg and cover with the other part of the puff pastry square, pressing lightly to seal the edges well.
    • Brush the sfogliatelle with the beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (392°F) for 15-20 minutes.


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