These "Thimbles," which are available in smaller sizes and ridged or smooth, should be used in soups with beans.
Use these shapes, which have a spiraling ridged pattern, with tomato, meat, and cheese sauces.
These short, tight twists form hollows that will effectively trap meat, ragu;, and ricotta preparations.
Penne Grandi (Sardi)
These spacious tube shapes are for use with ragu;, meat, and robust vegetable sauces, such as those containing broccoli or cauliflower.
Tomato sauces, including more chunky versions, meat sauces, and cream sauces are compatible with these quills.
These half-thickness pennes are best matched with light vegetable sauces and tomato sauces.
Ridged penne are designed to take oil or butter-based sauces, meat or vegetable creations, and unctuous cheese sauces.
Match these tiny penne with tomato sauces, meat sauces, and also cream-based concoctions.
Long durum wheat quills (shown here in tomato, spinach, and plain egg flavors) are a specialty of Apulia.
Large grooved macaroni
Choose this robust shape for meat and sausage sauces, fresh tomato sauces, vegetable sauces, and baked timballi.
Striped celery (tomato and plain shapes)
Pair "striped celery" with meat, vegetable, or sausage sauces. Use smooth sedani as above, with cheese and egg combinations.
Also called "succhietti" (from the word for a "drill bit"), these short hollow spirals are for use with meat or cheese sauces.