Rigatoni, which comes from the word “rigato” meaning ridged, are short, wide tubes of pasta that have ridges on the outside, but are smooth on the inside. Rigatoni are perfect for big chunkier sauces as their ridges and wide center help capture the sauce perfectly. This also helps them contain meats and large vegetables. Rigatoni also work well in baked pasta dishes as they can hold on to cheese well. Typically, rigatoni are associated with southern Italian cuisine.
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What pasta shapes is rigatoni larger than?
Answer: Penne and Ziti.