Sometimes, one can only be satiated by a bowl of really good pasta. Trader Joe’s Organic Fusilli Corti Bucati Pasta is one such majestic macaroni. What makes this noodle noteworthy? It starts with the Italian pasta maker sourcing high quality, organic, and local durum wheat semolina, then going the extra mile to mill the flour themselves. High quality tools are equally essential —bronze coated shaping disks are used to produce thick, textured noodles that deliver a perfectly al dente texture that help support the heftiness of its partnered sauce while maintaining a delicate chew.
You may be familiar with Fusilli—the spirals that have filled our shelves and stomachs for years. But these Fusilli are distinctly different. In Italian, “Corti” means short and “Bucati” translates to “with a hole”. Each bite-size noodle is corkscrew shaped, with a hollow center that makes for an immensely exciting eating experience. Pair it with a hearty Bolognese sauce and be in awe of how much sauce clings to each noodle, while never feeling weighed down. Serve it hot or cold, in a vegetable soup, a pasta salad, or with your favorite TJ’s pasta sauce.