– Penne is one of the most famous Italian pasta shapes and is loved across Italy. Penne, which means ‘pen’ in Italian, gets its name from its shape. The tube-shape with angled ends was inspired by the quill of an old style ink pen.
The large diameter and ridges of Penne make it ideal for retaining sauces on the entire surface, inside and out! Try Penne with chunkier meat or vegetable-based sauces, and spicy tomato-based sauces. Penne is also a favourite in baked pasta dishes.
How to cook:
Return to a boil. For authentic “al dente” pasta, boil uncovered, stirring occasionally for11 minutes. For more tender pasta, boil an additional 1 minute.