It takes only 11 minutes to express your emotions preparing a beautiful dish of Penne for the people you care for the most.
One of the most famous Italian pasta shapes and loved across Italy, Penne, which means "pen" in Italian, gets its name from its shape. The tube-shape with angled ends was inspired by the quill of an old style ink pen.
Barilla® Penne is made with non-GMO ingredients. For more information, please read our position.
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Ingredients & Nutrition
Cooking & Measuring
Measuring your pasta
Our Chef’s tip
Add a generous pinch of sea salt to the cooking water to enhance the pasta’s flavor.
Avoid adding oil to the water as it prevents sauce from clinging to the pasta.
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COOKING YOUR PASTA
Bring 4 - 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil, add salt to taste.
Add contents of package to boiling water. Stir gently.
Return to a boil. For authentic "al dente" pasta, boil uncovered, stirring occasionally for11 minutes. For more tender pasta, boil an additional 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Drain well.
Serve immediately with your favorite Barilla sauce.
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