A tubular pasta 1/4 inch in diameter. It gets its name from the Italian word "maccherone", meaning fine paste. Its highly versatile pasta shape, allows macaroni to be topped with any sauce, baked, or put in soups, salads and stir-fry dishes. It can also be molded into a timbale or ring shape.
Meaning of MACARONI in English
English dictionary of cooking and food terms. Английский словарь терминов приготовления и условий питания. 2012