Frequently Asked Questions

How do I cook Mancini Pasta?

Mancini Pasta is very quick and easy. Just bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, add the pasta and follow the cooking time instructed on the packaging. Fresh Pasta generally cooks between 2 and 4 minutes, depending on the thickness of the pasta. Filled Pasta is ready within 8 to 12 minutes.

Do I need to thaw Mancini Pasta frozen filled products before I cook it?

No. Mancini Pasta frozen product range does not need to be thawed before cooking. Just place the pasta into a large pot of boiling salted water and follow the cooking time instructed on the packaging.

Can I freeze Mancini Pasta fresh product range?

Yes. Mancini Pasta Fresh product range can be frozen. It can be stored this way for 6 months. Mancini Pasta flat pasta range, i.e. Lasagna sheets, will need to be opened and have freezer “slap” sheets placed in between the sheets of pasta before freezing. This will allow easy handling of the sheets.

How do I cook frozen Mancini Pasta?

Just like our Mancini Pasta frozen filled pasta range, just place the frozen pasta directly into the boiling water. There is no need to thaw the pasta and there is no need to add extra cooking time.

Do I need to pre-cook the lasagna sheets before I used them?

No. If you wish, Mancini Pasta Lasagna sheets can be used as they are.

What sauce can I use on Mancini Pasta?

Mancini Pasta is very adaptable; it can be had just with a tomato-based sauce, for instance, or with butter and cheese. Lighter, thinner sauces work best with thin, delicate pastas like angel hair or spaghetti, and heavier sauces best complement thicker pasta shapes, like fettuccine. Pasta with holes or ridges, such as penne or riccia, is better suited with chunkier sauces.

How much pasta do I need?

Generally speaking a main course serving size of pasta is between 110 and 130 gm per adult, entrée size is between 70 and 85 gm per adult.

Can I buy gluten free pasta from Mancini Pasta?

Mancini Pasta only uses 100% Australian Durum wheat and fresh eggs. Our pasta products are not gluten free.