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penne pasta

penne pasta

penne rigate

what is it?

Italian for "pen," but referring to a quill, penne pasta is a short tubular pasta cut on an angle. They may be smooth or ridged (the latter are labeled penne rigate), and are a good match for thick sauces.

don't have it?

Substitute other short tubular pasta, like ziti or rigatoni.

how to prep:

Boil in abundant well-salted water until tender.

how to store:

Dried pasta will last just about indefinitely in the pantry.

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