Small Pasta Shells
Conchiglionie (large pasta Shells)
Available throughout Italy and elsewhere.
Manufactured is made with water, salt and durum wheat and water.
The name, Congchiglie literally means shells. One of the most recognizable and used shapes of all the pasta shapes. They come both smooth and ridged as pictured below. Due to its deep bowl shape its perfect for thicker, heavier sauces. The smallest variety that you see here are good for use in many thin soups and thicker meat or vegetable stews.
Photo Credit: Bill Rubino
There are so many manufacturers and different sizes that its hard to give exact sizes but below are three for you to compare, the largest for stuffing, medium for sauces and the smallest for soups and stews.
Different Shell Sizes