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Some of the hollow or tubular pastas are elbow macaroni (most often used for macaroni and cheese or macaroni salad. Elbow macaroni usually comes in two sizes. The large size is great for casseroles and the smaller sizes are good used in soup such as minestrone or vegetable. Large width tubular pastas are ziti which again comes in several sizes penne rigatoni and cannelloni. Cannelloni are usually about 3 inches long and are served stuffed with a cheese or meat filling and topped with a marinara or meat sauce. The twisted pastas include Fusilli Bucati Gemeli Rotelli (Wagon Wheels). The twisted pastas are good for heavy sauces. Their shape will help to retain the sauce whereas with the smooth thin pastas the heavy sauces will just run off back into the plate. Fusilli are also nice for seafood pasta salads.
Prices range from about $20 for a basic hand crank machine to over $100 for an expensive unit with electric motors which provide more ways to roll and slice and ease-of-use features. Top of the line models which are often not much more money incorporate bowls stirring rods kneaders and other features to allow making the dough as well. That puts the whole operation together in one unit. Not bad! Whether you choose to use a pasta machine or just make some dough and roll it out by hand it will be worth your time and effort to try making homemade pasta fresh in your kitchen. You can add many ingredients and tailor the pasta dough to any specific diet you may have. There are many homemade pasta recipes you can try so let your imagination guide you and have fun making pasta! Pasta is the simplest of Italian foods.
While the casserole is cooking you can prepare a salad or any other dish to go with it. The frozen casserole will generally take about an hour to cook when placed in a cold oven. DO NOT PLACE A FROZEN CASSEROLE IN A HOT OVEN! If it is ceramic or glass it will most likely break and even if it isn t the top portion and sides of the casserole will cook before the inside is heated through and become dried out. When cooking pasta use a large pot with at least 3-4 quarts of salted water (depending on how much pasta is to be cooked). The water should be brought to a full boil before adding the pasta. One to two tablespoons of salt should be added to the water. This will not only help to add flavor to the pasta but will increase the heat of the water allowing the pasta to cook at a faster rate.