Substantial, versatile, and fun, this straw-like pasta is shaped like thick spaghetti with a hollow center. The name bucatini comes from Italian: buco, meaning “hole”, while bucato means “pierced”.
The hollow center in bucatini allows it to be fully coated and filled with sauce, letting bold, flavorful sauces shine. Its sturdy shape can hold up to more substantial ingredients, making it perfect for meat sauces and hearty cuts of vegetables. Bucatini pasta is the perfect choice for nearly any sauce and can be baked in casseroles or stir-fried in dishes. Its versatility is just one of the attributes that make bucatini a crowd favorite.
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In what Italian region is bucatini extremely popular?