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.
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
Whole wheat rotini and fresh greens add both hearty flavor and fill-you-up fiber to this main dish pasta.
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
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
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
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 carrot, onion, pepper, mushrooms, and celery add an earthy sweetness to this whole wheat pasta and chicken soup.
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.