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    Whole-Wheat Pasta Shells

    Product Weight:
    1 lbs.


    Organic Whole-Wheat Shells are an iconic seashell-shaped pasta with a concave body ideal for scooping up thicker sauces and small bits of vegetables. Shells, known in Italy as Conchiglie, are a versatile pasta that shines in everything from cheesy baked pasta dishes with ricotta cheese and marinara sauce to simple sauces of Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

    DeLallo Organic Whole-Wheat Pasta begins with a high-quality blend of Italian organic durum wheat. Wheat is chosen for its beautiful color, wonderful aroma and high protein content. All of these characteristics create a pasta with ideal appearance, flavor and al dente texture when cooked. This wheat is ground into whole-wheat flour, then kneaded with rich mountain spring water for everything you love about traditional pasta, but with the benefits of whole grains. Pasta is extruded with bronze dies for a rough surface texture perfect for capturing sauces. True to tradition, we dry our pasta slowly at low temperatures to retain the pasta’s taste, texture and aroma.

    • Made in Italy.
    • 100% certified organic durum wheat.
    • Expertly milled wheat for the texture of traditional pasta.
    • Made with whole-wheat and water: no additives or preservatives.
    • Extruded with bronze dies for rougher surface texture that captures sauces.
    • Always cooks up al dente.
    • Pasta shells are perfect scoops for sauces and ingredients.

    Kitchen and Usage Tips:

    While larger seashells are great for stuffed shells recipes, these smaller Pasta Shells are more versatile. Their concave bodies are the perfect scoops for heartier meat sauces, cream sauces, velvety cheese sauces, rich marinara sauces and chunky primavera-style vegetable sauces. Enjoy it simply with butter- or oil-based sauces, too. We love Pasta Shells baked up in a grown-up macaroni and cheese with ricotta cheese, melty Mozzarella and Parmesan.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What Are Whole-Wheat Pasta Shells? Pasta Shells are a short cut of pasta in the shape of seashells. Known as the Italian Conchiglie, or “conch” shells, their concave shape makes them a great pasta for scooping sauces and bits of ingredients. Not to be confused with the larger Jumbo Pasta Shells that are made for stuffing. Whole-wheat pasta is a fiber-rich pasta made with whole durum wheat semolina.

    Are Whole-Wheat Pasta Shells The Same As Whole-Wheat Conchiglie? Yes, Pasta Shells shaped like “conch” shells are known as Conchiglie in Italian. 

    Are Whole-Wheat Pasta Shells The Same As Whole-Grain Pasta Shells? Wheat is a grain and so pasta classified as “whole- wheat” is also “whole-grain.” The converse is not true: a product that is “whole grain” can be made up of any type of grain. A pasta labeled “whole-wheat” is made with only wheat. 

    Are Whole-Wheat Pasta Shells The Same As Whole-Wheat Jumbo Pasta Shells? Jumbo Pasta Shells are the super-sized version of the seashell-shaped pasta. These large concave pasta shells are made for stuffing with savory fillings like ricotta cheese and fresh parsley, and then baking up with marinara sauce. 

    What Are Whole-Wheat Pasta Shells Made Of? DeLallo Organic Whole-Wheat Pasta Shells are made with a superior blend of high-quality Italian durum wheat that has been certified organic. The whole kernel of wheat is ground into semolina flour. The flour is combined with mineral-rich mountain spring water, and then kneaded into pasta. Our Whole-Wheat Pasta is simple—wheat and water, no additives or fillers.

    Are Whole-Wheat Pasta Shells Gluten-Free? No, Whole-Wheat Pasta Shells are not gluten-free pasta. They are made with durum wheat, which contains gluten.

    Are Whole-Wheat Pasta Shells Healthy? Yes, whole-wheat pasta is a healthy substitute for standard semolina pasta. Whole-wheat pasta is a great source of fiber. A high-fiber diet is proven to improve blood sugar control, heart health and weight management.

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