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    Artisan Casarecce

    Product Weight:
    1.1 lbs.


    Casarecce (ka-sa-RET-cheh) is a short, scroll-shaped pasta originating in Sicily. Its curled edges and slight twist make it an excellent pasta for capturing sauces. With a name that literally means “homestyle,” Casarecce pasta used to be cut into squares and then rolled by-hand. It is a versatile cut that shines in many recipes, but is traditionally featured in Sicilian pistachio pesto, fresh tomato sauces, seafood sauces and olive-oil-based sauces.

    DeLallo Artisan Pasta comes from the town where pasta was born, a region near Naples, at the beginning of the Amalfi Coast. The art of making our pasta begins with the very best quality wheat. We carefully choose wheat with the highest gluten index, gluten content and protein content. All of these characteristics affect how the pasta cooks, as well as its taste and texture. The durum wheat is milled into coarse ground semolina flour and then carefully kneaded with cold, fresh, mineral-rich mountain spring water. We use a tradtional static cell drying process for our artisan pasta. Once pasta is extruded into shapes, it is transferred to a mesh screen then put into a drying cell with a controlled low temperature. This slow-drying method preserves the best characteristics of the wheat.

    • Artisan pasta made in Naples, Italy.
    • Scroll shape with a slight twist.
    • Exclusive blend of superior durum wheat with a high gluten content.
    • Extruded with bronze dies to create a rougher surface to better absorb and capture sauces.
    • Slowly dried using a static cell drying method that allows wheat to maintain its best flavor, color and texture.
    • Cooks up al dente: a tender but firm bite with a fleck of white at its center—what we call the pasta’s soul.
    • Made in a facility free of eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. Vegan.
    • Online exclusive.

    Kitchen and Usage Tips:

    1. Bring 4 quarts of salted water to a boil.
    2. Add desired amount of pasta to boiling water. Reduce heat to a gentle boil.
    3. Cook for 16-18 minutes for desired texture. Stir often.
    4. Drain carefully. Serve with your favorite sauce.

    For tips on cooking pasta, check out our article How To Cook Perfect Pasta.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What is casarecce pasta? Casarecce pasta is a traditional Sicilian pasta that is loosely rolled lengthwise with a slight twist like a scroll. With a name that translates to “homestyle,” Casarecce is a great pasta shape for many different sauces—from simple pesto sauces to hearty meat sauces and even chunky sauces loaded with vegetables or seafood. 

    What is Casarecce pasta made of? Casarecce pasta is a traditional pasta shape made with durum wheat and rich spring water.

    What makes artisan Casarecce so special? DeLallo Artisan Casarecce is made with superior ingredients and artisanal methods, owing its authenticity to generations of pasta-making experience. We use only the finest durum wheat, which has been chosen for its gluten and protein content. Pasta is extruded with bronze dies for a sauce-capturing surface texture and then slowly dried at low temperatures using a static cell method. Its scroll shape is perfect for capturing many sauces—from hearty and complex to light and simple sauces.

    What is Casarecce used for? Casarecce pasta is Sicilian in origin and so it is often featured with traditional Sicilian ingredients and recipes. Still, this twist scroll-shaped pasta is great for a myriad of dishes: Bolognese meat sauces, spicy sauces with Italian sausage, pesto sauces of pistachios nuts or roasted red pepper, seafood dishes and even cheesy baked pasta recipes.

    How do I pronounce Casarecce pasta? Casarecce pasta is pronounced as (ka-sa-RET-cheh).

    What is the closest substitute to Casarecce? Other twisted short cuts of pasta like Fusilli, Cavatappi and Gemelli are acceptable substitutes for Casarecce pasta.

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