Cooking Terms – What is Conchiglie Pasta?

Big shell pasta (Conchiglioni)
Big shell pasta (Conchiglioni) on a red checkered tablecloth.

Definition Conchiglioni

  • A type of pasta which is shaped like a small conch shell.
  • It is commonly used in pasta salads and with meat sauces. The smaller version of conchiglie is called Conchigliette and the larger version is called Conchiglioni.

Cooking Substitutions

  • Subsites in cooking for Conchiglioni pasta are farfalle, fusilli, gemelli, macaroni, rigatoni, or ziti.