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 entrĂ©es, 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.