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Shelf Life

24 months

Pack Size






Cooking Time

11-13 minutes

The Shape

Roughly translated to “little hollows”, cavatelli somewhat resembles miniature hot dog buns. This shape is great for almost any dish because it can easily mop up all types of pasta sauces.

Nutritional Data

Energy: 1471kJ/347kcal
Fat: 2.0g
of which saturates: 0.4g
Carbohydrates: 69.3g
of which sugars: 3.6g
Fibre: 2.9g
Protein: 12.9g

Suitable For

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

More Info

Cavatelli is a traditional Italian pasta shape that originated in the southern regions of Italy, particularly in Apulia (Puglia) and Molise. This unique pasta is loved for its small, shell-like shape, and it is incredibly versatile, making it popular in a variety of dishes.

Texture & Cooking

Traditional cavatelli are often made by rolling small pieces of pasta dough with the fingers or by using a special cavatelli board or gnocchi paddle. This hand-rolling process gives the pasta its characteristic grooves, which help hold onto sauces.

Sauce Pairings

Cavatelli works well with a variety of sauces, thanks to its unique shape and texture. Some popular sauce pairings include:

  • Tomato-based sauces: The ridges of cavatelli are perfect for capturing and holding chunky tomato sauces with vegetables or meat.
  • Pesto: The shell-like shape of cavatelli catches and distributes pesto sauce evenly, creating a delicious combination of flavours.
  • Creamy sauces: Cavatelli can be paired with creamy sauces like Alfredo or carbonara, allowing the sauce to coat the pasta evenly.

Cavatelli Dish Inspiration

Suitable For...


Perfect for quick and delicious pasta dishes on to go.

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Ready Meals

Quick and delicious meals, helping save time in the kitchen.

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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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