Fusilli is a long, thick, corkscrew shaped pasta. The word "fusilli" means "little spindles" in Italian. Green and red varieties of fusilli (or any pasta) are created by using spinach or beet juice, respectively, instead of water.

"Fusilli" is not to be confused with the short, flattened, twisted pasta known as rotini.

In popular culture

Fusilli were referred to in "The Fusilli Jerry", an episode of the sitcom "Seinfeld", in which Kramer makes a sculpture of Jerry out of them.

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