Penne is one of the most famous Italian pasta shapes and is loved across Italy.  Penne, which means ‘pen’ in Italian, gets its name from its shape. The tube-shape with angled ends was inspired by the quill of an old style ink pen.

Penne Rigate (Semolina)

Penne Rigate (Semolina)

Course: Bulk Food Instructions
Servings: 1 serving


  • 1 cup pasta
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 tbsp. Oil


  1. Use 2 cups water per 1 cup pasta.
  2. Bring salted water with ½ tbsp. oil per gallon to boil.
  3. Test at 7 mins.
  4. Pasta should be tender yet firm.