Grocery List

The Grocery List for our Timpano Recipe

To make your trip to the grocery store easier, we consolidated all the ingredients you’ll need to create our Timpano recipe in this handy shopping list.


 All-purpose flour: 6 cups
 Bread crumbs: 1 cup
Tip: For extra flavor in your meatballs, consider using Italian herb bread crumbs.
 Olive oil: 4+ tablespoons
 Penne rigate or ziti: 1 pound
Tip: We prefer pasta with ridges because it holds onto the pasta better.
 Italian plum tomatoes crushed (canned): 56 ounces
Tip: Depending on the size of your Timpano, you may have to make extra sauce. If that’s the case, add an extra 28 ounce of crushed tomatoes and wine.
 Tomato paste: 8 ounces
 Salt: to taste
 Freshly ground black pepper: to taste
 White wine: 3 bottles (you’ll use 2 bottles and 1 cup)
Tip: We said there would be leftovers. Enjoy some wine for the cook!
 Lemon: 1 large
 Carrots: 2 medium
 Celery: 2 stalks
 Yellow or sweet onions: 2 medium
 Shallots: 2
 Flat-leaf Italian parsley: 22 tablespoons
Tip: Usually 2 large bunches will be enough.
 Minced garlic: 10 cloves
 Pancetta: 4 ounces
Tip: If your grocery store deli doesn’t slice pancetta, most packaged varieties come in 6 ounces. That’s ok, use it all in the recipe.
 “Country-style” pork spare ribs: 1-1.5 pounds
 Chicken breasts: 4
 Ground beef: 1 pounds
 Sweet Italian sausages: 8
 Eggs: 14 large
 Unsalted butter: 4 sticks
 Fresh Mozzarella: 2 pounds
 Shredded Mozzarella: 10 cups
 Freshly grated Parmigiano: 1 ½ cups

And be sure to check out our handy Kitchen Tools List to make sure you have all the necessary equipment on hand to make baking your Timpano easier.