The heart and soul of Old World cuisine, Italian pasta is used in a seemingly limitless combination of toppings and sauces. A simple combination of flour, water, and eggs, noodles are enjoyed all over the world and every culture has their own version. What sets Italian pasta apart from the other types is the durum wheat, which has a high gluten content and low moisture. The unleavened dough is rolled into sheets and then cut into a wide variety of lengths and shapes. Some pasta is made fresh (pasta fresca) and filled with pesto, meat, and other delicacies. See how you can make Italian pasta in your own kitchen!
What types of Italian pasta are there?
From angel hair to ziti, Supermarket Italy has every type of authentic pasta imaginable. Long strand pasta like spaghetti, fettuccini, and the tubular bucatini have a tender mouth feel, which provides you with a softer and more delicate bite. Spirals and shells like fusilli, rigatoni, or rotelle are great for those who prefer more robust pasta shapes with a firmer texture. Smaller pasta shapes like anellini, orzo, and fregola sarda are perfect for incorporating in soup and rice-like dishes. For those with gluten sensitivities, Supermarket Italy also carries an extensive selection of Italian gluten-free pasta made with corn, rice, and quinoa, which gives it a similar texture to traditional pasta but without the gluten.
The Best Sauces for Italian Pasta
The secret to great Italian cooking is the sauce, but sometimes there isn’t enough time to make it from scratch. Our selection of premium quality pasta sauces will transform your favorite pasta into a satisfying meal that everyone will love. For an easy weeknight meal that can be put together in a snap, keep your pantry stocked with top brands like Agromonte, Coluccio, and La Fiammante and find pasta recipes on the Supermarket Italy blog.