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    Ditalini Pasta

    Product Weight:
    1 lbs.


    Ditalini Rigate, or Ditalini Pasta, are small tube-shaped pasta with ridges. Such tiny pasta is known as pastina. Where once tiny pasta shapes like Ditalini were known as just soup pasta, these small but mighty cuts show up in everything from pasta salads to cheesy sides and baked pasta recipes. We love Ditalini as a rustic Italian soup pasta starring in Minestrone and Pasta Fagioli.

     DeLallo 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 dry our pasta slowly at low temperatures to reproduce the traditional way of making pasta. This method respects the ingredients, preserving the pasta’s color, texture and aroma.

    • Made in Italy with an exclusive blend of the highest quality durum wheat.
    • Extruded with bronze dies for rough surface area made to capture sauces.
    • Always cooks up al dente.
    • Small tube pasta perfect for soups.
    • Made in a Peanut, Tree Nut, and Egg free facility.

    Kitchen and Usage Tips:

    Ditalini pasta is a prized pastina, this small shape complements nearly any style of soup—from broth-based to heartier, creamy soups. Ready to capture thicker broths and chopped ingredients in its small tube-like body, Ditalini Rigati is a great cut for Minestrone, Tuscan White Bean Soup and any other soup you can think of. More than a soup cut, Ditalini shines in cold pasta salads, creamy macaroni salads and even cheesy baked pasta recipes.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What Is Ditalini Pasta? Ditalini Pasta is a tiny tube pasta named for its “little thimble” appearance to describe its miniscule shape. Ditalini Rigate are small tubes with a ridged surface—sort of like a mini Rigatoni. Ditalini are a type of pastina, or “small pasta,” that is known for its role in classic pasta soups.

    How Do I Pronounce Ditalini? Ditalini is pronounced dee-tah-LEE-nee.

    What Does Ditalini Mean In Italian? Ditalini means “small thimbles” in Italian. 

    What Is The Difference Between Ditalini Pasta And Ditali? Both Ditalini and Ditali are small tubular pasta. Ditali is just a bit larger than Ditalini.

    What Is The Difference Between Ditalini Pasta And Macaroni? Both Ditalini Pasta and Macaroni refer to the same pasta. Maccheri, or macaroni, is a term used in Italy to describe the abundance of short tube pasta shapes. Ditalini is a popular tube pasta shape in Italy—especially Sicily. It is often referred to as “salad macaroni,” as it is common shape used in cold pasta salads.

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    What Are The Best Substitutes For Ditalini Pasta? Depending on the recipe, any small pasta shape would be a good substitute for Ditalini. If you cannot get your hands on a package of Ditalini, Orzo, Acini di Pepe and Elbows are great stand-ins.

    What Is Ditalini Pasta Used For? Ditalini Pasta is a tiny tubular pasta cut best known for its role in hearty broth-based soups like Pasta e Fagioli and Minestrone. Its tiny tube shape is great for capturing tiny ingredients and sauces. More than just a soup pastina, Ditalini shines in a number of pasta salad recipes.

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