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Orecchiette is a small, ear-shaped pasta. In Italian, it comes from the word orecchio or ear. A traditional pasta from the Puglia region of southern Italy, it is often made by quickly pressing one’s thumb over a small ball of pasta dough. By doing this, the pasta maintains two distinctive textures, soft in the middle and a chewy outside. Orecchiette can be found in many classic Italian dishes, served with savory sauces.

How to Cook Orecchiette

Bring 4-5 quarts of salted water to a boil. Gently add orecchiette pasta and stir for 1 minute. Lightly boil for 8-10 minutes or until “al dente.” Drain and serve with your favorite homemade sauce.

An Artisanal Process

This orecchiette pasta is made from 100% semolina flour and water. The pasta is dried for a period of 24 to 36 hours. This longer drying period results in a superior quality and texture. The pasta is hand stirred to ensure even drying. All dry pasta is carefully inspected to ensure that only the best quality product makes it to your plate.

Our Artisanal Pastas In A Nutshell

Everybody loves pasta! But believe it or not, it’s not all the same. We specially chose our artisanal pasta supplier from a New Jersey-based, family owned business with a passion for pasta. For over 45 years, these specialty pasta makers have been carefully handcrafting their premium pastas using 100% semolina flour in every small batch.

Conventional Pastas vs. Artisanal Pastas

The last box of conventional pasta (or dry pasta) you picked off your pantry probably held shiny, golden colored noodles that were smooth in texture. When cooking pasta dishes, you actually want the opposite! Artisanal pastas are extruded through a bronze die and made with a super-coarse grind of durum wheat, which allows the pasta to dry more slowly and at a lower temperature than conventional pastas. This process makes artisanal pastas chalkier in color and rougher in texture which results in a richer-tasting, chewier-textured pasta that easily clings to sauces of all sorts. Bon appetit!

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Ratings & Reviews

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March 20, 2022
The ultimate in shell pasta. The taste is fantastic. The size is perfect. I advise everyone to order some.
, Orlando, FL
March 7, 2022
God's thumbprint, my mom called them. The little divot under your nose. Hand pressed, really great pasta.
, Milford, PA
February 6, 2022
Lovely little shells of pasta. They cook up nicely and take sauce well. The flavor is better than I can find in the grocery store pastas.
, Salem, OR
January 31, 2022
Loved them. Glad I ordered extra
, Rochester, MN
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Durum Wheat Semolina, Niacin, Ferrous Sulphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid. Contains: Wheat. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 56g (~2 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value
Total Fat   0.5g1%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol   0mg0%
Sodium   0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate   43g14%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein   7g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice

More Info

Store in a cool dry place. Refrigeration is not needed.

Country of origin: United States

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