Conchiglie, Pasta Shells


Other Names:
Conchigliette (small)
Conchiglioni (Large)
Pasta Shells
Available throughout Italy
Made with:
Conchiglie is made with water, salt, and durum wheat.
The origin of Conchiglie are unknown the name meaning sea shells in Itallian
Conchiglie like Penne is one of the most popular shapes and are very versatile in the choice of sauce and you chose. The very small ones Conchigliette are used in soups, while the very large Conchiglioni (large) can be stuffed with a variety of fillings. Below is an image showing how varied the size difference can be in their manufacturing. They can be stripped like below or smooth.

Conchiglioni, Conchiglie, Conchiglette

Conchiglioni (Large), Pasta Shells, Conchigliette (small)

Conchiglioni (large), Pasta Shells, Conchigliette (small)

Photo Credit: Bill Rubino