List of products by brand La Molisana

One of the first pastificios in Italy, La Molisana has opened their doors in 1912, with the philosophy to put quality and ingredients first. And their motto still stands today. 

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There are 14 products.

Paccheri Reali Extra Lusso (500g) - La Molisana

£2.99

Luxury large tubed pasta, with more protein than normal pasta.

Paccheri are a type of pasta which come in the shape of very large tubes, originating from Naples. A "paccarià" is the local dialect for a big "slap", which sounds extremely onomatopoetic in Italian, and thus the pacchero was named. Serve with rich sauces that will hide in the big tubes, such as mullet in tomato sauce, flavoured with lashings of parsley. This "extra di lusso" version is even better quality than its classic counterpart, made with more densely flavoured flour, local mountain water and is made up of 15% protein. The packaging also comes with a retro logo that emphasises the high-quality, traditional method used to produce this range of pasta.

Linguine (500g) - La Molisana

£1.15

Slightly flatter than spaghetti, ideal for richer sauces.

Linguine - literally meaning little tongues - is a slightly flatter version of spaghetti, making it the ideal pasta for slightly richer sauces. Our new bronze version is pleasantly full-bodied and slightly thicker than the classic type, so we like serving it with crispy ham and melon pearls.

Spaghetti Quadrati Extra Lusso (500g) - La Molisana

£2.10

Luxury square-end spaghetti, with more protein than normal pasta.

Surely the most loved and popular pasta shape of them all, spaghetti is a stark reminder that sometimes, you just can\'t beat simplicity. This variation however, features square (rather than rounded) ends and is one of La Molisana\'s flagship products, also known in Italy as Spaghetti alla Chitarra. Recently restyled and relaunched, the thicker, irregular texture and intriguing shape of Spaghetti Quadrati Extra Lusso meant it became an instant top seller. Favoured by consumers and chefs alike due to it being almost impossible to overcook! In neighbouring Abruzzo, where this type of pasta hails from, it is traditionally prepared with a ragout of lamb (ragù d\'agnello), but if you\'re looking for a slightly easier dish, try eating it with another Italian favourite in Molise: \'Nduja. In some areas of Abruzzo spaghetti is typically paired with tomato sauce and veal meatballs (pallottelle), so you can reenact that famous lady and the tramp moment but with a real Italian meal.This "extra di lusso" version is even better quality than its classic counterpart, made with more densely flavoured flour, local mountain water and is made up of 15% protein. The packaging also comes with a retro logo that emphasises the high-quality, traditional method used to produce this range of pasta.

Spaghetti Quadrati (500g) - La Molisana

£1.15

Square-ended, an intriguing twist on a classic.

Surely the most loved and popular pasta shape of them all, spaghetti is a stark reminder that sometimes, you just can\'t beat simplicity. This variation however, features square (rather than rounded) ends and is one of La Molisana\'s flagship products, also known in Italy as Spaghetti alla Chitarra. Recently restyled and relaunched, the thicker, irregular texture and intriguing shape of Spaghetti Quadrati Extra Lusso meant it became an instant top seller. Favoured by consumers and chefs alike due to it being almost impossible to overcook! In neighbouring Abruzzo, where this type of pasta hails from, it is traditionally prepared with a ragout of lamb (ragù d\'agnello), but if you\'re looking for a slightly easier dish, try eating it with another Italian favourite in Molise: \'Nduja. In some areas of Abruzzo spaghetti is typically paired with tomato sauce and veal meatballs (pallottelle), so you can reenact that famous lady and the tramp moment but with a real Italian meal.

Spaghetti (500g) - La Molisana

£1.15

The typical pasta shape of Molise, pairs well with smoother, olive oil-based sauces.

Surely the most loved and popular pasta shape of them all, spaghetti is a stark reminder that sometimes, you just can\'t beat simplicity. Due to its intense popularity, almost every Italian region boasts its own signature spaghetti dish. There\'s spaghetti alla carbonara, spaghetti al pesto and even cacio e pepe, to name just a few. But if you fancy something a little less well known, try turning your spaghetti into a luxurious vongole, or quickly whip up a late-night Roman staple of spaghetti all\'aglio olio e peperoncino (literally just pasta, garlic, chillis and oil but surprisingly full-flavoured).

Penne Lisce (500g) - La Molisana

£1.15

Lisce refers to the un-ridged outer shell of the pasta, traditionally cooked al dente.

The lisce means smooth, in reference to the lack of ridged edges across this famous pasta shape. Typically Neapolitan, this shape was often offered as opening dish in weddings, and due to its shape, is an extremely versatile pasta. The hollow centre allows it to hold sauce well, while the angular ends act as scoops. Serve yours with a seasoned bacon sauce and some good quality pecorino.

Orecchiette Pugliesi (500g) - La Molisana

£1.30

Hand-made in the south of Italy, a disc shape with a rustic texture.

The trademark of the Puglia region, orecchiette literally translates to little ears. Supposedly, everyone in Puglia has big, bent thumbs from speedily pressing the pasta into little ear shapes when they make it, which is where its name comes from. The orecchiette from La Molisana represents just that, comprising of a full-bodied disc shape with an edge just thicker than its inner part and an authentic wrinkled texture to perfectly capture the sauce. The most famous dish using the pasta is certainly orecchiette alle cime di rapa, which combines it with seasonal greens like turnip tops or tenderstem broccoli, and a touch of garlic.

Rigatoni (500g) - La Molisana

£1.30

Large and ridged, this pasta shape is great with fish and rich meat sauces.

The word rigatoni comes from the Italian word rigato which means "ridged" or "lined", making sauces and grated cheese stick to it much better than its smooth-sided cohort. It\'s a particular favourite in southern and central Italian cuisine where it is widely used - especially in Sicily. Due to its shape and texture, rigatoni works well with either fairly thick cream or tomato based sauces as its shape holds the sauce well, so enhance it with simple ingredients and seasonal products like beans and mushrooms.

Penne Rigate (500g) - La Molisana

£1.15

Rigate refers to the ridged outer shell of the pasta, traditionally cooked al dente.

Classic, timeless type of pasta. Someone says that the “rigata” version is very popular in the South of Italy, where they generally like thicker and furrowed shapes that trap the sauce.

Farfalle (500g) - La Molisana

£1.15

Butterfly shaped farfalle pasta is perfect for pasta salad recipes or to serve with simple tomato pasta sauces. Give it a try!

Literally ‘butterfly’ in Italian, this is pasta shaped like little butterflies or bow-ties. Certain pasta shapes hold different sauces better than others - cheese or rich tomato sauces cling well to farfalle because it’s a relatively small pasta shape with a large surface area. One of the first pastificios in Italy, la Molisana has opened their doors in 1912, with the philosophy to put quality and ingredients first. And their motto still stands today.

Fusilli (500g) - La Molisana

£1.15

Best served with thick, chunky sauces.

Fusilli are the best known twisted pasta shape. These fusilli have two curls and a beautiful and delicate stretched shape. The texture is slightly thicker than normal. Try them with broccoli and pecorino cheese (Fiore Sardo).

Cannelloni (500g) - La Molisana

£2.99

Perfect to make a comforting and delightful dish of stuffed pasta…try them with spinach and ricotta!

Cannelloni are rectangular sheets of pasta that are enfolded in a cylindrical shape and then stuffed. This cylindrical kind of pasta is usually filled with savoury stuffing, which might include ricotta, spinach or different kinds of meat. Afterwards, the dish is covered with sauce. The naming probably derives from cane. The cannelloni are mentioned for the first time in a text in the early twentieth century. Their popularity grew after World War II.