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My husband and I were in Galena, Illinois about a year ago and walked past a pasta shop. They sold different-colored pasta, pasta in a variety of flavors, and pasta in different shapes. The pasta that caught my eye, because I’d never seen anything like it before, were sombreronis. So named because they’re shaped like Mexican sombreros.

Sombreronis are the color of your typical pasta, that sort of beige (maybe?) color. But they are striped green and red in loose spirals around the hat part.

The type of pasta shapes I have in mind are like wagon wheels. They look like they were cut with a cookie cutter but for pasta. On the other hand, sombreronis are folded and shaped by hand, I’m thinking. The reason the hat part is about 1-1/2″ tall is so the chef can fill it with like ricotta cheese or something.

Very few (a dozen?) come in the package because they are large and filling. You already know that the hat is tall, and the brim is about 2″ in diameter.

I would have posted the recipe, but I don’t think I legally can, since it’s from the Internet.

Do you like pasta?

5 thoughts on “Sombreronis

  1. If it has carbs I love it! I love me some pasta and I have never seen these or even heard of them. It looks delish!

    1. I’d never heard of them either. They were in a window display and were just so unusual they caught my eye!

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