Conchigliette pasta is best to add to soups because of its smaller size.
Conchiglie pasta got its name because it looks like small conch shells, and the curvy pasta does well at holding sauces because of the large surface that is the result of that shape. It comes in various sizes, known as conchigliette or conchiglioni, which can be used for different types of pasta recipes. The best conchiglie pasta for you will be made with quality ingredients and will work in the type of recipe you are using. There are also pastas that are made with different types of ingredients if you have dietary restrictions or want to add creativity to a recipe.
The big conchiglie pasta can be stuffed with cheese filling and baked with sauce.
The best conchiglie dough will be the right size for the recipe you are creating. Regular conchiglie pasta is made in medium-sized shells, but there is also a small variety known as a conchigliette and a larger variety known as a conchiglioni. Conchigliette is often added to soups like minestrone, where larger shells would be too large to be eaten in one bite. Conchiglioni is often used to stuff ingredients such as cheese and meats before being baked in the oven. Choose the size of the conchiglie pasta that best fits the meal you are preparing.
Look for pasta made with quality ingredients such as semolina flour, eggs, salt and water. Try to avoid pasta stuffed with preservatives and chemicals if possible, because these ingredients don’t add to the overall flavor of the pasta. Conchiglie pasta is available in both fresh and dried varieties in certain markets, but fresh varieties do not last as long as dried ones. If you’re planning to use the pasta right after you buy it, fresh conchiglie pasta usually tastes better, but can be more expensive. Dried pasta has more effect, so if you prefer your pasta al dente, you can choose the dehydrated type.
If you have trouble eating wheat, there are fresh and dry pasta varieties made from gluten-free flours. Look for conchiglie pasta made from rice or other non-wheat grains. Some pastas have different ingredients added for flavor and color, such as spinach or beets, if you’re looking for a visually appealing presentation. These ingredients change the flavor of the pasta a bit, but add color which works well if you’re not using a lot of sauce.