Fusilli Col Bucco!

February 10, 2011

Long ago, Dan and I decided whenever we go to Whole Foods we would make a concious effort to buy something new. It's a fairly easy to do, even when we're in a hurry. Unfortunately sometimes we simply don't have any time to spare so it doesn't always happen. It all balances out though, because the next trip I usually find several new things to try.

The last trip to Whole Foods, we wandered through every aisle because they'd redesigned the layout of the store so everything had moved. The change made several things stand out and we wound up with several new items in the cart. The first one being the basis for tonight's dinner:  Rustichella Organic Fusilli Col Bucco.

The corkscrew shape of the pasta caught my eye. It reminded me of my curly hair and I thought it looked like a fun noodle to try... and it was!

The noodle is almost solid; it has a tiny little hole through it. In fact, I didn't realize that it wasn't solid until I happened to suck some air through a small piece that tried to escape my mouth. Fusilli Col Bucco is thick, thicker than spaghetti. Cooked, I'd say it's about 3 or 4 uncooked spaghetti noodles in thickness. The density of the pasta means you can go with a smaller pile on your plate and still be fully satisfied.

Fusilli Col Bucco Alfredo

I whipped up a quick Alfredo sauce and tossed the noodles in it before serving it with a bit of parmesan cheese on top.

I only used half the box, so there's plenty more for another preperation. There's even enough left over for lunch tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it already! (That happens a lot lately, doesn't it?!)


February 11, 2011, 8:56 AM
Andrea Bertone

Those do look like your hair! How fun is that?

How long did they take to cook?

February 11, 2011, 9:55 AM

Lots of fun! I wasn't paying close attention to cook time. :-/ I just checked on it occasionally between other things. I'd say probably ~12 minutes. I'll time it next time. (I put the remainder in a bag and threw away the box. Oops!)

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