From the Latin for “feathers” (reminiscent of old-fashioned quill pens), Penne Rigate is a diagonally cut tubular shape with ridged surfaces. Versatile in size and shape. Use it in entrées, side dishes, soup, oven bakes or cold salads. Most pasta sauces are great with Penne Rigate, but thinner sauces will cling to ridges in penne.
Italians describe mostaccioli as “little mustaches.” They are diagonally cut tubular shapes similar to penne, but larger. Mostaccioli Rigati has a ridged surface. Versatile in size and shape, Mostaccioli Rigati is good in entrées, side dishes, baked dishes and cold salads. Almost any favorite pasta sauce is complementary. Thinner sauces work better with Mostaccioli Rigati … Mostaccioli Rigati
“Butterflies” in Italian; medium-sized pasta with a crimped center and pinked edges to form the shape of a bow tie. Farfalle is great in entrées, side dishes, cold salads or baked dishes. Almost any type of sauce complements Farfalle, but it’s nice to showcase the fancy shape by using a lighter sauce.
Elbow Macaroni is short curved tubular pasta in a semi-circle shape. Elbow Macaroni is versatile because of its short cooking time and familiar shape. Most commonly associated with “Macaroni & Cheese,” Elbow Macaroni can also be used with tomato-based or creamy sauces in entrées or in salads, soups, and baked dishes.