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Rustichella d'Abruzzo Orecchiette pasta in tray


Rustichella d'Abruzzo
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Rustichellla d’Abruzzo pasta is made with the finest quality grains blended with pure mountain spring water, extruded through bronze dies and slowly air-dried, creating its signature rough texture that holds sauce beautifully.

Orecchiette meaning ""little ears,"" is the most famous pasta from Puglia. Done by pressing the dough with the thumb, this pasta is also known as Orecchie di Prete in Abruzzo, meaning ""the ears of the priest.""

Traditionally served alla Pugliese (with broccoli rabe, sausage and garlic) or with a hearty meat ragu so that the sauce is cupped in the dumplings. Also wonderful in pasta salads.

Ingredients: Durum Wheat Semolina, Water.
Contains: Wheat.
Product of Italy

8.8 oz tray


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