Resembling conch shells, this pasta is often served with tomato or meat sauces, or in pasta salads due to its distinctive seashell shape.
Our Mini Shells are a popular pasta shape that resembles a small shell or conch. The shape is loved for its unique appearance and its ability to hold sauces and ingredients inside its concave shape.
Texture & Cooking
Its distinctive shell-like appearance has a concave, curved shape with ridges on the outside, resembling the texture of a real seashell. The concave design allows the pasta to hold onto sauces and ingredients
Mini Shells are a versatile pasta shape that pair well with a variety of sauces and ingredients. Its shell-like form makes it ideal for capturing and holding chunky and creamy sauces alike, including:
- Tomato-based sauces: The concave shape of conchiglie is perfect for capturing chunky tomato sauces with vegetables, meats, or seafood.
- Creamy sauces: The shells hold creamy sauces like Alfredo, carbonara, or cheese-based sauces, creating a satisfying and rich pasta dish.