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Alternative names Wagon wheels (United States), ruote (Italy)
Type Pasta
Place of origin Italy
Main ingredients Durum wheat
Cookbook: Rotelle  Media: Rotelle

Rotelle are a type of pasta resembling wheels with spokes. They are similar to fiori.

The name derives from the Italian word for little wheels. In Italy, they are also called "ruote" and in the United States, they are also called "wagon wheels".

Rotelle should not be confused with rotini (corkscrew-shaped pasta). Nonetheless, some manufacturers, such as Ronzoni, produce a twisted pasta with that name.[1]


  1. ^ "Rotelle". Retrieved 2014-04-29.