Campanelle has a gentle but sturdy shape, with an Italian name that translates to “bellflowers” in English. The pasta has thin, fluted, petal-like edges and a hollow center which is perfect for capturing sauce. Campanelle pairs perfectly with dairy-based sauces like cheese or béchamel, vegetable sauces like beans, lentils, pumpkin, or any other chunky vegetables. It also goes well with meat sauces, fish-based sauces, or robust tomato-based sauces. Apart from being a great add on to a variety of well-known pasta sauces, campanelle is also a crowd pleaser due to its fun shape. The shapes which resemble bellflowers make for a pretty dish that will no doubt catch any guests’ attention.
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What does Campanelle pasta resemble?
It pairs well with Lean proteins, vegetables or thick sauces of any base. These shapes also work well in a cold pasta salad and casseroles.
Easy Campanelle with Greens and Pancetta