The Pasta Encyclopedia: Casarecce

Casarecce.160036Casarecce loosely translates to “homemade” from Italian, though most casarecce you’ll find today is manufactured dry pasta. It’s a short wide strip of pasta that’s rolled like a scroll, giving it a signature “s” shape when viewed end-on. Casarecce is a classic pasta shape from Sicily, and often paired with traditional sauces and pestos of the area. Pasta alla Norma, for example, or aTrapani-style pesto is made with tomatoes, basil, garlic, almonds and romano cheese. Barilla’s casarecce is part of the Collezione line of bronze-die pastas, giving it an authentic homemade texture.