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

Definition of rigatoni

: pasta made in short wide fluted tubes

Examples of rigatoni in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fresh rigatoni with Texas wild boar ragu and the wild mushroom pizza. Robin Soslow, Chron, 21 Mar. 2022 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, 20 Apr. 2020 Available are spaghetti, rigatoni and cavatelli dinners, each with salad and roll, for $10.99 per dinner. cleveland, 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, 20 May 2020 His second Slow Food Fast recipe combines rigatoni with cauliflower, anchovies, chile flakes, garlic and Parmesan. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 4 May 2020 Basket includes rigatoni and orecchiette pasta and chef's choice of sauces. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, 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, 8 Apr. 2020 Baked and fried fish, coleslaw, seasoned fries, baked rigatoni with sauce. cleveland, 6 Mar. 2020 See More

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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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“Rigatoni.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rigatoni. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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