Mafalda pasta is composed of a flat, wide ribbon noodle, somewhat similar to a skinner lasagna. They are approximately ½ to ¾ inch in width and have rippled edges on both of their sides. This pasta is found both in short lengths of about 1 ¼ inches and long lengths of 10 inches or more. This shape pairs nicely with thick, rich creamy and meaty sauces.
Mafalda is said to have gotten its name in honor of Princess Mafalda of Savoy in the early 20th century. It is also known as malfaldine and mafalde.
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How did Mafalda get the name?
Answer: In honor of Princess Mafalda of Savoy.