Alternative namesManiche di frate, maniche rigate, rigatoni, rigatoncini, bombaroni, tufoli rigati. Moccolotti in Marche and Umbria.[1]
Place of originItaly
Region or stateCampania[1]
Main ingredientsDurum wheat flour

Paccheri (Italian: [ˈpakkeri]) is a type of pasta in the shape of a very large tube, originating from the Campania region of Italy. They are generally smooth, but there is also a ribbed version, paccheri millerighe. The name comes from Neapolitan paccharia, 'slaps', with a depreciative -ero to indicate something common.[2] The name has been ascribed to a slapping sound they may make when eaten.[3] They can be served stuffed.[3]

Paccheri with pork ragù

See also


  1. ^ a b Zanini De Vita, Oretta (2009). Encyclopedia of pasta. Fant, Maureen B., Field, Carol. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press. pp. 190. ISBN 9780520944718. OCLC 558881171.
  2. ^ Hildebrand, Caz (2011). Géométrie de la pasta. Kenedy, Jacob., Salsa, Patrice. Paris: Marabout. p. 176. ISBN 9782501072441. OCLC 762599005.
  3. ^ a b Naples at Table: Cooking in Campania Arthur Schwartz, Google Books