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    Penne (Rigate) Pasta

    Product Weight:
    1 lbs.


    Penne Rigate is named for its angular “pen” shape. This well-known cut has angular ends that draw sauce into its hollow body. This, along with its ridges, make Penne Rigate pasta a perfect cut for fresh tomato sauces with mozzarella and basil. It pairs great with the beloved tomato-cream sauce, Penne alla Vodka

    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 a select blend of superior durum wheat semolina boasting a high gluten content.
    • Extruded with traditional bronze dies to create a rougher surface made for capturing sauces.
    • Cooks up for that signature al dente texture.
    • Popular Italian pasta shape ready to scoop up sauces in its tubular body.

    Kitchen and Usage Tips:

    Penne pasta is a versatile shape starring in everything from rich cream sauces and heartier tomato sauces to chunky vegetable sauces and cold pasta salads. Penne Rigate can be enjoyed simply with butter- or oil-based sauces or baked up in a cheesy baked pasta recipe. We love it with creamy Vodka sauce and a fresh-tomato pasta sauce featuring mozzarella and chopped basil leaves from the garden.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What Is Penne Rigate? Penne Rigate is a short pasta shape resembling a tube with angular ends and ridges on its outer surface. 

    What Does Rigate Mean In Pasta? The word “rigate” comes from the word rigato which translates to “ridges,” referring to the ridges along the outer surface of the pasta.

    What Is The Difference Between Penne Rigate And Penne? Penne Rigate is an angular tube shape with ridges; whereas, Penne Ziti is a similar tube shape, but without the angular edges and ridges. Penne could refer to either of these shapes.

    What Is The Difference Between Penne Rigate And Rigatoni? Penne RIgate and Rigatoni are both tube pasta shapes with ridges; however, Penne Rigate is more slender and with angular ends that resemble a quill, or “pen.”

    What Is The Difference Between Penne Rigate And Ziti? Penne Rigate is an angular tube shape with ridges. Ziti refers to Penne Ziti, which is also tubular in shape, but straight cut without ridges.

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    What Is Penne Rigate Used For? Penne Rigate pasta is a sturdy shape that can take on a number of creamy, hearty and chunky pasta sauces and pasta dishes. Its tubular shape and ridged exterior is great for capturing sauces and small bits of ingredients. Try Penne Rigate with meat sauces, marinara sauces, creamy Alfredo sauces… nearly any sauce will benefit from this lovable shape. Penne Rigate is known for its starring role alongside creamy tomato Vodka Sauce in the prized Penne alla Vodka.

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