Italians describe Mostaccioli as "little mustaches". They are diagonally cut tubular shapes similar to Penne, but larger.
Mostaccioli has a smooth surface; Mostaccioli Rigati has a ridged surface. Versatile in size and shape, Mostaccioli Rigati is good in entrées, side dishes, baked dishes and cold salads. Almost any favorite pasta sauce is complementary. Thinner sauces work better with Mostaccioli Rigati since the ridges "hold" the sauce.
These pre-cooked lasagna pieces are much thinner than regular lasagna. Because the noodles are pre-cooked, there's no need to boil them first, saving half the preparation time.
These lasagna pieces relax when the pasta is baked. Sometimes called "weeknight lasagna", Oven Ready Lasagna fits the bill for time-starved cooks. Pasta pieces are layered with cheese, tomato or cream sauce, vegetables, meat or seafood. Use it in all your favorite lasagna recipes. Oven Ready Lasagna can also be soaked in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes until soft and pliable, then made into roll-ups.
This chunky pasta is frequently used in oven baked dishes, but it can also be used in pasta "tosses" and salads. Hearty, rich sauces, either creamy or tomato-based, complement Rigatoni. Rich meat sauces are often paired with Rigatoni.