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Ziti



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.

Substitutes

Rigatoni, Penne

Language Notes

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

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"There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie."

-- Craig Claiborne (American food writer. 4 September 1920 – 22 January 2000)