Fusilli is a spiral or corkscrew shaped pasta. Because of its twists, it has grooves that are good for holding onto sauce. Fusilli pasta were originally developed in Southern Italy by rolling and setting fresh spaghetti around thin rods to dry.
This shape is traditionally formed by rolling strips of pasta over a rod to create the twisted shape. Fusilli works well with any sauce, added to soups, or turned into a salad. This shape also bakes well in a casserole.
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