Definition of cappelletti in US English:



  • Pieces of pasta stuffed with meat, cheese, or vegetables and folded so as to resemble small peaked hats, served either in broth or with a sauce.

    • ‘If the cappelletti are to be cooked at once, drop them a few at a time in plenty of boiling, salted water; they will cook in about 4 to 5 minutes.’
    • ‘Cappelletti are traditionally served in broth.’
    • ‘Like ravioli or tortellini, cappelletti can be stuffed and sauced with a variety of savory concoctions, such as chicken with cream sauce.’
    • ‘Roll more dough, using 1 piece at a time and keeping remainder covered and continue filling and forming cappelletti.’


Italian, literally ‘little hats’.