Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thermomix Pizzoccheri Soup

Well, the first time that I remember seeing Pizzoccheri soup prepared was by Valerio Nucci, when he was at The Boulevard Restaurant in Studley Park road in Kew, Melbourne.

Nucci had been at Cafe di Stasio from its inception and has been in various restaurants and catering businesses, more recently the Grand Hotel in Richmond.

The buckwheat noodles can easily be sourced and it is a great winter soup.

Pizzoccheri Soup


200g green cabbage
2 cloves garlic
1 onion, peeled and quartered
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
3 Tbsp olive oil
1000g vegetable or chicken stock
100g buckwheat (pizzoccheri) noodles or wholewheat spaghetti,
300g Fontina, Jarlsberg or
Gruyere cheese, cubed
Salt and pepper, to taste


Clean, trim and thinly slice the cabbage and place into the Varoma dish and tray.

Place garlic cloves into TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds on Speed 7. Add the onion and chop for 5 seconds on Speed 5. Add the potato cubes and oil and sautĂ© for 7 minutes at 90°C on Reverse + Speed 1.

Place stock into TM bowl, place Varoma on top and cook for 10 minutes at 100°C on Reverse + Speed 1. Add the broken pasta pieces and cook for another 10 minutes at 100°C on Reverse + Speed 1.

Check to see how soft the cabbage is. It depends on how thickly you have cut the cabbage. If necessary, place the soup into a Thermoserver to keep warm while finishing the cabbage. You may need to add some water to the TM bowl and cook the cabbage for a bit longer on Varoma Temperature on Speed 1.

Once the cabbage has cooked, place into a serving bowl, sprinkle cheese over the cabbage and then top with the soup. Check for seasoning and serve.


  1. This looks so delish, especially as it is so rainy in sunny Perth right now...on my list!

  2. I love this Thermomixer, so cheap and easy to make but oh, so tasty as well. So different to any other soup I've made but good enough to serve to visitors. I cook the cabbage in the bowl with the other ingredients, don't steam it separately.

  3. Catching up on months of blog reading. Really like some of your recipes. I never thought to cook chickpeas in Thermomixer. Thanks for the suggestion.

  4. Tenina - hope your holiday is going well

    JD - good variation - keep up the good work

    Barbara - good to hear from you. Hope life is treating you well.