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Penne (or quills). One of the most popular pasta forms in Greece, often used in pastitsio. You might also see

πένες αλ φορνο (pennes al forno): baked in a cheese sauce

πένες ριγέ (pennes riye): grooved penne

πένες 4 τυριά (pennes tessera tyria): with four different cheese

πένες αραμπιάτα (pennes arrabbiata) in a spicy red sauce

Pasta, grains and rice

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Naotake Murayama