Pasta shapes usually have quite a literal translation to their names, and Pennoni pasta is no exception; pennoni is Italian for “large quills”, which is what their shape evokes – the end of a quill pen.
Hailing from Veneto, Pennoni is larger version of penne, and used in a similar manner. The large tubes are perfect to pair with hearty, meat and vegetable rich sauces that slide into the tubes and cling. They can be stuffed like shells or cannelloni, and then baked in the oven topped with cheese, like a pasta bake, casserole or au gratin recipe. This Pasta Panarese's artisan pennoni pasta absorbs sauces beautifully, so make sure to make extra. Buy Pennoni pasta online at Gourmet Food Store and make it a part of your weeknight pasta dinners.
Pasta Panarese uses bronze die to cut their pasta, making for a great texture and porosity that absorbs more rapidly, and cooks to a silkier texture that clings to sauces.