Penne Lisce from Afeltra are made with 100% Italian Durum Wheat Semolina mixed with water from Gragnano. Afeltra only uses traditional bronze extruding machines, giving the artisanal pasta a rough texture with many pores which help to better absorb the pasta sauce when finishing the dish. Afeltra Penne Lisce are also slowly dried at a low temperature for up to 48 hours which helps the protein structure in the pasta stay strong allowing for a better al dente texture!
Penne Lisce are very popular in Southern Italy. Penne Lisce have a thinner tube than the Penne Rigate and are smooth without any ridges on the outside.
It pairs perfectly with vegetable sauces, or tomato-based sauce like the puttanesca, or pesto. The shape is also great to be baked and make the sicilian dish pasta al forno siciliana.