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Tortiglioni Pasta

What is tortiglioni?

Tortiglioni's shape is designed to welcome all sauces, which run voluptuously both inside and outside, and within the ridges, to please your taste buds with all their flavors. Tortiglioni is one of the many variations of Maccheroni, one of the most famous pasta shapes from Napoli (Naples). This pasta has a substantial texture and heft, and pairs well with hearty ingredients and thick sauces. Succulent sauces filled with the flavors of the sea and the Mediterranean garden are the perfect accompaniments for tortiglioni pasta. The pure, clean taste of De Cecco Tortiglioni will greet your savory sauces with perfect aplomb. Read More

The history behind tortiglioni

The name has a well-defined origin: "Tortiglione" is a characteristic design from the lathe used in pasta manufacturing, with vertical ridges, just like the ridges of the Tortiglioni shape. No one really knows specifically why this particular shape came about, but the name “tortiglioni” is also originally derived from the Latin word for “torquere,” which means to twist. The twist can be seen from the ridges of the pasta, which gently spiral vertically around the perimeter of the pasta tube.

How to prepare tortiglioni?

To properly prepare tortiglioni pasta, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for approximately 10-12 minutes or until “al dente.” Check the pasta frequently while cooking so that it does not overcook. Also, do not add oil while cooking pasta, because then the sauce will not adhere to the pasta. Tortiglioni is a wonderfully versatile shape that is traditionally paired with a full-bodied sauce. Tortiglioni Melanzana is a classic Italian dish that combines the succulent Mediterranean flavors of olives, Italian tomatoes, and eggplant.

To make Tortiglioni Melanzana, gently fry some chopped onion and garlic in olive oil, then add tomatoes and bring to a simmer. In a separate frying pan, slice and fry eggplant in olive oil. After cooking the tortiglioni to the perfect “al dente,” combine the tomato sauce, fried eggplant, Kalamata olives, and pasta, and top with Grana Padano cheese. Other delicious recipes with tortiglioni include Tortiglioni di Maratea, which combines the flavors of mussels and tomatoes with the perfectly textured pasta. For another delicious taste combination, try a simple but classic recipe combining Italian ham, peas, parmesan cheese, and tortiglioni pasta.

Where to buy tortiglioni?

When shopping online for your Italian favorites, you can easily find a variety of pasta shapes, including tortiglioni, at Supermarket Italy, your number one source for authentic imported Italian products. Made with fine Italian wheat, De Cecco Tortiglioni can be purchased in bulk sizes that are very economically priced. You will soon be impressing your dinner table guests with amazing dishes made with the high-quality Italian ingredients found at Supermarket Italy. With a pantry fully stocked with tortiglioni, get ready for a succulent and savory Mediterranean feast that everybody will love!