Capunti Pasta

Other Names:


Puglia region of Italy
Made with:
Semolina flour, water and salt.

The exact origins of capunti pasta are somewhat unclear, but it is believed to have originated in the Puglia region of Italy, located in the heel of the Italian boot. The word “capunti” comes from the Italian word “punta,” which means “point.” This is a reference to the four indentations in capunti pasta, which resemble the points of a star.

Some historians believe that capunti pasta may have been created by Arab traders who brought it to Puglia from the Middle East during the Middle Ages. Others believe that it is a more ancient pasta shape that has been passed down through generations of Puglian cooks.

Regardless of its origins, capunti pasta has become a popular dish in Puglia and is now enjoyed in many other parts of Italy and around the world. It is a versatile pasta that can be used in a variety of dishes, from simple sauces to hearty stews and soups.

Here are some of the most popular capunti pasta dishes:

  • Capunti al pomodoro: Capunti pasta is tossed with a simple tomato sauce and topped with fresh basil.
  • Capunti con pesto: Capunti pasta is tossed with a basil pesto and topped with pine nuts and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Capunti con salsiccia e broccoli: Capunti pasta is cooked with sausage and broccoli and served with a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Capunti con legumi: Capunti pasta is cooked with a variety of beans, such as chickpeas and cannellini beans, and served with a simple tomato sauce.