With its short cooking time and familiar shape, the elbow is a popular noodle. Its name is derived from the Italian word, “maccheroni” which means hollow or tubular. And, you can also hear the beginnings of the popular American dish: macaroni and cheese!
But don’t be fooled: the shape we are talking about today is elbow macaroni. The term “macaroni” by itself can refer to several different styles of tubular shaped pasta.
This short semicircular noodle is great for soups, heavy cream sauces, and baked casseroles. While we aren’t sure exactly where elbow macaroni originated from, it was first documented in writing in parts of Sicily and Trabia, Italy.
Try the delicious Elbow Macaroni with Cheese & Crab from Cervasi’s recipe archive. And check out our Elbow Macaroni Pinterest board for other tasty recipes, like the Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad.
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