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Pasta, penne

What is pasta, penne? About the ingredient pasta, penne. Including 139 recipes with pasta, penne, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Penne pasta is a tube-shaped pasta which originates in Campania, a region in Southern Italy. This pasta is probably one of the more well-known pasta shapes, available in most markets and grocery stores which stock pasta.

Cooks with access to a pasta extruder can also make their own penne, should they so desire. Penne pasta dishes are frequently on the menu at Italian restaurants, especially in the United States, where consumers have a fondness for this pasta shape.

Like other pastas, penne pasta can come in a range of guises beyond the basic variety. Whole and white wheat versions are available, along with gluten-free penne made from rice, corn, and other ingredients.

Many producers also make flavored penne pasta, with added ingredients such as spinach or sundried tomatoes. The best penne is usually made with durum wheat, a cultivar known for its hardness and resilience.

Durum wheat penne will remain chewy and resilient through the cooking process, even if slightly overcooked, whereas pasta made with softer wheats will tend to fall apart.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup elbow shaped (105g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 389Calories from Fat 14
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.6g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 78.4g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars 2.8
Protein 13.7g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Pasta, penne is usually found in the pasta section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pasta, penne is a member of the Cereal Grains and Pasta USDA nutritional food group.

How much does pasta, penne weigh?

measure grams
1 cup elbow shaped 105
1 cup spiral shaped 84
1 cup small shells 93
2 oz 57

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Recipes using pasta, penne

There are 130 recipes that contain this ingredient.

20 Minute Penne Carbonara for Two
Alpine Baked Pasta
Asparagus and Chicken Pasta
Baked Macaroni
Baked Spinach and Ricotta Penne
Blackened Chicken Strips on Pasta with Cajun Sauce
Brussels Sprouts and Salami Pasta with Pine Nuts
Cheesy Baked Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Fresh Vegetables
Corn and Tomato Smoky Penne Pasta
Fennel, Zucchini and White Bean Pasta
Lemon Pasta with Asparagus and Pine Nuts
Light Alfredo Pasta

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