rig·​a·​to·​ni | \ ˌri-gə-ˈtō-nē How to pronounce rigatoni (audio) \

Definition of rigatoni

: pasta made in short wide fluted tubes

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Recent Examples on the Web Some of the recipes, like mole, tacos al pastor and churros, are traditional, while others, like carnitas poutine, cilantro-pesto rigatoni and guava cheesecake bars, are mash-ups. New York Times, "11 New Cookbooks Worth Buying, Even in Quarantine," 20 Apr. 2020 Available are spaghetti, rigatoni and cavatelli dinners, each with salad and roll, for $10.99 per dinner. cleveland, "Buy an extra large pizza, get a roll of toilet paper and another pizza free at Lyndhurst’s Tasty Pizza," 20 Mar. 2020 The grand finale arrives when Primo prepares, in close-up, his famous timpano, a baked concoction packed with eggs, sausage, meatballs, rigatoni, salami, and marinara sauce. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "Home theater: A feast for foodies and film fans," 20 May 2020 His second Slow Food Fast recipe combines rigatoni with cauliflower, anchovies, chile flakes, garlic and Parmesan. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Most Delicious Way to Cook Cauliflower," 4 May 2020 Basket includes rigatoni and orecchiette pasta and chef's choice of sauces. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Everything But The House to auction off unique Cincinnati experiences," 28 Apr. 2020 Toss with rigatoni and 1/2 cup reserved pasta water, adding more if pasta seems dry. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chicken Bolognese," 8 Apr. 2020 Baked and fried fish, coleslaw, seasoned fries, baked rigatoni with sauce. cleveland, "Greater Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2020," 6 Mar. 2020 For the main course, King’s handmade pastas shine in dishes like rigatoni with chorizo cream and spaghetti with lemon butter, almonds, and Parmesan. al, "These are the 10 best restaurants in Birmingham in 2020," 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of rigatoni

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rigatoni

Italian, plural, from rigato furrowed, fluted, from past participle of rigare to furrow, flute, from riga line, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German rīga line — more at row

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The first known use of rigatoni was circa 1923

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“Rigatoni.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rigatoni. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rigatoni

: a type of pasta that is shaped like short, wide tubes

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