7 Ways With Rotini

Rotini, also known as corkscrew pasta, is a great choice for chunky meat sauces and hearty soups because the spirals can trap the sauce or broth, making every bite a flavorful one.

  • <p>The Dish on Rotini</p>

    The Dish on Rotini

    When you're serving a hearty dish and don't want to miss a drop of flavor, pair it with rotini, a spiral-shaped pasta with plenty of nooks and crannies for seasonings, sauces, and vegetables to hide. Rotini is a favorite to serve with thick, cheesy sauces, so try it in your go-to macaroni and cheese recipe, then give a few of our top-picks a try.

  • Whole Wheat Blend Rotini with Spicy Turkey Sausage and Mustard Greens
    Howard L. Puckett

    Whole Wheat Blend Rotini with Spicy Turkey Sausage and Mustard Greens

    Whole wheat rotini and fresh greens add both hearty flavor and fill-you-up fiber to this main dish pasta.
  • Marinara Sauce Over Rotini
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Marinara Sauce Over Rotini

    Chunky homemade marinara sauce is a good partner for the spiraled corkscrew pasta.
  • Shrimp, Lemon, and Spinach Whole-grain Pasta Salad
    Iain Bagwell

    Shrimp, Lemon, and Spinach Whole-grain Pasta Salad

    Add Greek flavor to a pasta salad with fresh mint, lemon, and yogurt. Serve this seafood pasta salad either warm or at room temperature.
  • Rotini and Cheese with Broccoli and Ham
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Rotini and Cheese with Broccoli and Ham

    Turn mac and cheese into a hearty one-saucepan supper by adding broccoli and chopped ham. Its cheesy creaminess is the ultimate in comfort.
  • Rotini Salad with Kalamata Olive Dressing

    Rotini Salad with Kalamata Olive Dressing

    The over-the-top flavor of this salad comes from roasted bell peppers, olives, garlic, and balsamic vinegar. If you want to make if a meatless main dish salad, just leave out the small amount of prosciutto.
  • Roasted Vegetable-Rosemary Chicken Soup

    Roasted Vegetable-Rosemary Chicken Soup

    Roasted carrot, onion, pepper, mushrooms, and celery add an earthy sweetness to this whole wheat pasta and chicken soup.
  • Orange-Ginger Skillet Chicken
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Orange-Ginger Skillet Chicken

    Take your campfire cuisine up a notch with this chicken-pasta dish that's prepared in a cast-iron skillet over the fire. Of course, your stovetop is always a good option if you're not into roughing it in the great outdoors.

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