The Pasta Encyclopedia: Campanelle

Campanelle, or “bellflowers” in Italian, has fluted, petal-like edges and a hollow center for capturing sauce. Delicate Campanelle adds a touch of elegance and charm to the plate.  Capitol Grille uses Campanelle for their famous Lobster Mac n’ Cheese to hold the sauce and match the upscale appeal of the lobster.

Campanelle is versatile enough to pair well with a wide variety of sauces and ingredients. Think hearty dairy-based sauces like cheese or béchamel, vegetable sauces like beans, lentils, chickpeas, pumpkin or other chunky vegetables. It also goes well with meat sauces, fish-based sauces or robust tomato-based sauces.