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Ziti is long hollow pasta tubes about 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) wide.

Cut versions are also made and can be somewhat wider, depending on the brand.

Penne Ziti

Cut with angled ends.

Ziti Tagliati

Cut with straight ends.

Zitoni Tagliati

Wider tubes, cut with straight ends.

Cooking Tips

Takes about 8 - 9 minutes in boiling water to become tender to the bite. Cooking time will vary depending on whether you are cooking the long or short ones.


Rigatoni, Penne

Language Notes

"Ziti" is an Italian word for "bridegrooms".

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