Thanks to its hollow tube and ridged surface, cellentani is the perfect shape for heartier pasta dishes. Sauces and vegetables, meat or fish get ‘trapped’ within its corkscrew-like shape, for a delicious forkful every time.
The name “cellantani” comes from the Italian words “celle,” meaning “cells,” and “antani,” meaning “great,” referring to the pasta’s ridged and hollow structure.
Texture & Cooking
The corkscrew design allows cellantani to hold onto sauces, making it perfect for capturing and enhancing flavours. The hollow centre also aids in carrying sauce throughout the pasta, ensuring each bite is deliciously coated.
Cellantani pairs exceptionally well with a wide range of sauces, including:
- Creamy sauces: The nooks and crannies in the spirals are perfect for holding creamy sauces like Alfredo, cheese-based sauces, or rich macaroni and cheese.
- Tomato-based sauces: Cellantani’s shape complements tomato-based sauces with vegetables, ground meat, or Italian sausage, ensuring a delightful blend of flavours.
- Pesto: The twists of cellantani capture and distribute pesto sauce evenly, providing a burst of herbal and nutty flavours.