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Barilla PLUS® Penne

Penne is one of the most famous Italian pasta shapes, and is a specialty of the Campania Region in Southern Italy. Penne, which means "pen" in Italian, gets its name from its tube shape with angled ends cut to resemble a quill or pen point. Penne have ridges, which allow them to hold more sauce.

Barilla PLUS® Penne

Shape

Penne is one of the most famous Italian pasta shapes, and is a specialty of the Campania Region in Southern Italy. Penne, which means "pen" in Italian, gets its name from its tube shape with angled ends cut to resemble a quill or pen point. Penne have ridges, which allow them to hold more sauce.

Ridged Penne are designed for meat, vegetable, cheese and oil- or butter-based sauces. They are also perfect for baked dishes made with sauce and cheese. Penne all’Arrabbiata, Penne with a spicy tomato sauce, is a favorite Italian dish.

How to use

Cook Barilla PLUS® in boiling water 11 minutes, then drain and serve according to the recipe directions. For more tender pasta, boil an additional minute. Due to its higher protein content Barilla PLUS® takes several extra minutes to cook than traditional pasta.