Literally meaning “pinched”, this little short and colorful mini pasta is a simple shape that comes from the region of Langhe in Italy. The flat pasta circles are pinched between the thumb and forefinger, creating a pretty rosette shape of sorts, similar to an empty agnolotti. The shape creates a hollow curl that’s quickly holds and fills with your sauce of choice, making this Plin Pasta perfect for hearty sauces or to serve in a soup.
Tealdi of Italy crafts this beautiful pasta with the best durum wheat semolina, adding tomato, spinach, red beet and curcuma for that incredibly bright red, green and yellow color. The result is a fun, brilliant little pasta that is guaranteed to add a cheerful and delicious touch to any weeknight dinner, picnic pasta salad, or even a wintry soup.