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Pastas - Shapes and Styles

Our "Master Sheet" on all things Trenchers Pastas
Recommended Cooking Times and our Favorite Dishes to showcase each Pasta

*These times are our best guidelines for cooking our pastas. Every stove is different so always taste the pasta as it is cooking to ensure the "perfect al dente". Also don't forget to check out our cooking tips & tricks page for more details and more about "al dente".

LONG NOODLES

Mafaldine - wavy long noodle - in packaging

Mafaldine

Cooking Time: 4-6 minutes

Favorite Dishes: L'Arrabiata, Carbonara, Bolognese

Pappardelle fresh pasta - long flat and wide noodle - in boxe

Pappardelle

Cooking Time: 4 - 6 minutes

Favorite Dishes: Pappardelle al Ragu Toscana or ai Funghi e Panna

linguine fresh pasta - oval shaped noodle

  Linguine & Linguine Nere

Cooking Time: 3 - 5 minutes

Favorite Dishes: Linguine alle vongole (with clams). 

Spaghetti fresh pasta - thin circular noodle

 Spaghetti

Cooking Time 2 - 4 minutes

Favorite Dishes: with Tomato sauce, Vietnemese style Pho, Ramen, Chicken Noodle Soups, Spanish style Fideua

Bigoli fresh pasta - thick round circular noodle

Bigoli

Cooking Time: 7 - 9 minutes

Favorite Dishes: Cacio e Pepe, Tonkatsu Ramens, Stir Fries, Low Mein style dishes

bucatini fresh pasta - hollow circular noodle in box

Bucatini

Cooking Time: 3-5 minutes

Favorite Dishes: Carbonara, Tomato Sauces, Ragu 

fettuccine fresh pasta- thin flat noodle in box

Fettuccine

Cooking Time: 2-4 minutes

Favorite Dishes: Mushroom Dishes, Pesto, Tomato Sauces, Ragu 

 SHORT SHAPED PASTAS

creste di gallo fresh pasta - short maccaroni style pasta with comb 

Creste di Gallo

Cooking Time: 3 - 5 minutes

Favorite Dish: Cheddar & Broccoli Baked Pasta with Prosciutto Topping

Gnocchetti Sardi fresh pasta - small shell shape in box

Gnocchetti Sardi*

Cooking Time: 4 - 6 minutes

Favorite Dishes: Impossible to choose just one! Our favorite all around shape. Try it in a Lemony Roasted Greens Pasta.

*this shape is always egg free (vegan)

Radiatori fresh pasta - curled and ridged "radiator" short pasta

Radiatori

Cooking Time: 3 - 5 minutes

Favorite Dishes: pestos, pasta salads, cacio e pepe, a kid favorite! 

Rigatoni fresh pasta - thick ridges tube short shapes pasta in box

Rigatoni

Cooking time: 3 - 5 minutes

Favorite Dish: Baked Rigatoni alla Calabria

strozzapreti fresh pasta- a twisted short shape

Strozzapreti

Cooking Time: 3 - 5 minutes

Gigli fresh pasta - curled bell like short pasta in box

Gigli

Cooking Time: 2 - 4 minutes

Gramigna fresh pasta- short curled thin hollow macaroni pasta

Gramigna 

Cooking Time: 2 - 4 minutes

Favorite Dish: Peas, Sausage & Cream (Panna, Piselli e Salsiccia Recipe)

Lumache fresh pasta - curled, ridged tube shapes pasta

Lumache

Cooking Time: 4 - 6 minutes

GLUTEN FREE PASTAS

Gluten free fresh pasta - creste di gallo - short gluten free macaroni

GF Creste di Gallo

Cooking Time: 3-5 minutes

Favorite Dishes: Baked Pastas, Pesto, Mac & Cheese, Soups, Pasta Salad

Ingredients: GF Flours (Organic Sorghum, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Organic Brown Rice Flour), Farm Eggs, Xanthan Gum

gluten free linguine fresh pasta, gluten free noodle, thin oval

GF Linguine

Cooking Time: 2-4 minutes

Favorite Dishes: Seafood dishes, Tomato Sauces, Ragus

Ingredients: GF Flours (Organic Sorghum, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Organic Brown Rice Flour), Farm Eggs, Xanthan Gum

gluten free radiatori pasta - curly ridged short shape

GF Radiatori

Cooking Time: 2-4 minutes

Favorite Dishes: Pesto, Pasta Salad

Ingredients: GF Flours (Organic Sorghum Organic GF Oats, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Organic Brown Rice Flour), Farm Eggs, Xanthan Gum

gluten free pasta, fresh gluten free tonnarelli a thick square noodle

 GF Tonnarelli

Cooking Time: 5 - 7 minutes

Favorite Dishes: Cacio e Pepe, Tonkatsu style Ramens, Stir Fries, Ragus.

Ingredients: GF Flours (Organic Sorghum, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Organic Brown Rice Flour), Farm Eggs, Xanthan Gum

gluten free pasta - gnocchetti sardi a gluten free shell shaped pasta

GF Gnocchetti Sardi

Cooking Time: 3 - 5 minutes

Favorited Dishes: Mac & Cheese. Try our Broccoli & Cheddar Mac Recipe, simply sub out the pasta and flour for gf!

Ingredients: GF Flours (Sorghum, GF Oat, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Brown Rice Flour), Farm Eggs, Xanthan Gum

GNOCCHI

fresh potato gnocchi made from farm eggs, organica local potatoes available in many seasonal flavors

Gnocchi

Always cook directly from frozen.

Drop in boiling water until all gnocchi float, then cook for 2 - 4 more minutes. Drain well.

FILLED PASTAS

tortelloni - large tortellini filled pasta

 Tortelloni

 Always cook directly from frozen

Cooking Time: 3 - 5 minutes

pirmadali, a pyramid shaped filled pasts

Piramidali 

Always cook directly from frozen

Cooking Time: 2 - 4 minutes