Spaghetti comes from the Italian word “spaghetto” meaning “thin string” or “twine”. It is a classic pasta with a long, thin cylindrical shape. Spaghetti is one of a handful of pasta shapes great for smooth tomato sauces.
Short spaghetti is a delightful pasta choice that offers the same great taste and texture as traditional spaghetti but in a more manageable size.
Texture & Cooking
Short spaghetti has a firm, chewy texture when cooked.
Short spaghetti is versatile and can be used in a variety of pasta dishes, including classic Italian recipes, pasta salads, soups, and canned applications. They work well with a wide range of sauces, just like regular spaghetti. Some common sauce pairings include:
- Tomato-based sauces: Short spaghetti can be served with classic tomato-based sauces, such as marinara or Bolognese.
- Pesto: The thin shape of spaghettini allows it to hold pesto sauce well, creating a delicious and aromatic pasta dish.
- Olive oil and garlic: A simple combination of olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes is perfect for dressing short spaghetti.