Fusilli, also known as spirals, is a popular “spindle” pasta shape. Born in Southern Italy, Fusilli were made by skilled pasta makers by rapidly twirling spaghetti around a rod. These spring-like curves are incredible sauce catchers and known for standing up to hearty meat sauces, like the beloved Bolognese.
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 past 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 traditional bronze dies for a rougher surface to capture sauces.
- Always cooks up al dente.
- A fun and springy pasta shape.
Kitchen and Usage Tips:
There isn’t much Fusilli can’t do. This springy pasta shape is a versatile cut to have on-hand. Fusilli is skilled at catching sauces and small ingredients in its tight curves. Known for its role in hearty tomato-based meat sauces like Bolognese, Fusilli is also a solid choice for rich tomato sauces, cream sauces, cheesy baked pasta and even cold pasta salads. We love it served as a cold with tuna and cured olives.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Is Fusilli? Fusilli is a springy short cut pasta shape sometimes referred to as spirals. This cut originated in Southern Italy, where it was made by expert pasta makers who would twirl spaghetti pasta around a rod. Fusilli boasts curves and grooves that make it a great pasta for capturing sauces and small ingredients.
What Does Fusilli Mean In Italian? Fusilli comes from the word fuso, or “spindle,” referring to their wound spiral shape.
Is There Another Name For Fusilli? The original Italian name is Fusilli, but the beloved springy pasta is sometimes mistakenly called Rotini. Rotini is not the same thing.
Is Fusilli Gluten Free? Fusilli is not gluten-free, as it is made with prized Italian durum wheat semolina, which contains gluten. Shop our gluten-free Fusilli
What Is The Difference Between Fusilli And Rotini? Fusilli and Rotini are often confused for the same pasta shape. While they are both twisted pasta shapes, Fusilli are made of flat ribbons of pasta that are twisted into springy pasta shapes. Rotini are extruded pasta noodles with a similar spiral shape that have a tighter twist to them.
What Is The Difference Between Fusilli And Rigatoni? Fusilli are twisted corkscrew-shaped pasta noodles. Rigatoni are large wide tubes with outer ridges.
What Is The Difference Between Fusilli And Cavatappi? While both Fusilli and Cavatappi are spiral pasta, Cavatappi are larger curly pasta tubes with outer ridges.
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What Is Fusilli Used For? Fusilli is a versatile pasta cut that is sturdy enough to withstand hearty meat sauces and lavish cream sauces. Fusilli is skilled at capturing sauces and small ingredients in its curves and grooves. While it is known for its role in hearty tomato-based meat sauces like Bolognese, Fusilli also makes a great pasta cut for sauces, cheesy baked pasta and picnic pasta salads.
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