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Shelf Life

24 months

Pack Size






Cooking Time

6 minutes

The Shape

One of the most famous Italian pasta shapes, and British favourites, penne translates to the word “pen” and gets its name from its shape – a short cylinder-shaped pasta with angled edges. Penne complements every sauce and works exceptionally well when paired with a chunkier sauce. Taking only 5-8 minutes to cook, this range of pasta is a great option for pasta and dried sauce concepts, or to simply reduce the cook time within your process.

Nutritional Data

Energy: 1547kJ/365kcal
Fat: 1.8g
of which saturates: 0.4g
Carbohydrates: 72.2g
of which sugars: 3.1g
Fibre: 3.1g
Protein: 14.9g

Suitable For

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Lactose Intolerants
  • Nut Allergy Sufferers
  • Kosher Certified
  • Halal Certified

More Info

The ends of the tubes are diagonally cut, creating a slanted opening. This design allows penne to hold sauces and ingredients effectively, making each bite flavourful and satisfying.

Texture & Cooking

Penne has a firm, chewy texture when cooked.

Sauce Pairings

Penne is highly versatile and can be used in a wide range of dishes. Its short, sturdy shape makes it perfect for holding robust sauces and ingredients. Penne pairs well with various types of sauces, including:

  • Tomato-based sauces: The cylindrical shape and ridges of penne rigate make it ideal for capturing chunky tomato sauces with vegetables, meats, or seafood.
  • Creamy sauces: Penne works well with creamy sauces like Alfredo, carbonara, or cheese-based sauces, creating a rich and satisfying pasta dish.
  • Pesto: The cylindrical tubes of penne hold pesto sauce effectively, ensuring a burst of herbal and nutty flavours in each bite.

Penne Dish Inspiration

Suitable For...

Quick Cook

For pasta and dried sauce concepts, or to simply reduce the cook times.

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Pairs Well With...


Such as marinara.

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Such as ragu or bolognese.

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Butter & Oil-based

Such as pesto or olive oil.

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Cream & Cheese-based

Such as carbonara.

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