Ziti

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Ziti pasta tubes
Ziti pasta

Ziti is an extruded pasta, originating in Campania. It is shaped into a long, wide tube, about 25 cm long, that needs to be broken by hand into smaller pieces before cooking.[1]

Ziti are often stuffed and baked, where penne are sauced or used in pasta salads.

Ziti in the US is most commonly associated with the Italian-American dish of baked ziti.

In Sicily, it is traditionally served at a wedding feast. Ziti is the plural form of zito, meaning "bride" or "groom" in Sicilian dialect.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ziti and Zitoni Pasta". 3 August 2017.
  2. ^ Oretta Zanini (2009). Encyclopedia of Pasta. University of California Press. pp. 315–316. ISBN 978-0-520-94471-8.