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Alternative namesManiche di frate, maniche rigate, rigatoni, rigatoncini, bombaroni, tufoli rigati. Moccolotti in Marche and Umbria.[1]
Place of originItaly
Region or stateCampania[1]
Main ingredientsDurum wheat flour

Paccheri (pronounced [ˈpakkeri]) is a type of pasta in the shape of a very large tube, originating from Campania. They are generally smooth, but there is also a ribbed version, paccheri millerighe. The name comes from Neapolitan paccharia, "slaps" with a depreciative -ero to indicate something common.[2] The name has been ascribed to a slapping sound they may make when eaten.[3]

They can be served stuffed or not.[3]

Paccheri with pork ragu.


  1. ^ a b Zanini De Vita, Oretta (2009). Encyclopedia of pasta. Fant, Maureen B., Field, Carol. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press. pp. 190. ISBN 9780520944718. OCLC 558881171.
  2. ^ Hildebrand, Caz (2011). Géométrie de la pasta. Kenedy, Jacob., Salsa, Patrice. Paris: Marabout. p. 176. ISBN 9782501072441. OCLC 762599005.
  3. ^ a b Naples at Table: Cooking in Campania - Arthur Schwartz - Google Books