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pasta [2]click to hear

Made from hard wheat semolina and water, shaped into various forms and dried; it is an essential ingredient in Italian cooking that is bought ready-made.
pasta [2] rigatoni penne ditali cannelloni elbows

rigatoni click to hear

This fairly large tubular pasta is suitable for serving with all kinds of sauces because they cling to it readily.

penne click to hear

Tube-shaped pasta with diagonally cut ends, often served with a spicy tomato sauce in a dish called penne all’arrabiata.

ditali click to hear

Short tube-shaped pasta that resemble fat macaroni, used especially in broth and vegetable soups.

cannelloni click to hear

This fairly large tubular pasta is usually stuffed with meat or cheese, covered with tomato sauce and baked au gratin.

elbows click to hear

Sometimes used in a salad, this type of macaroni is also served with tomato or cheese sauce.