Pappardelle is a type of Italian pasta characterized by the large size of its broad, flat noodles. . Their origin is attributed to Italy's Central and Southern regions, such as Tuscany, where pappardelle are commonly used in the preparation of many traditional dishes.
The name of the pasta is derived from a Tuscan word pappare, meaning to eat with childlike pleasure. Pappardelle are best paired with thick and hearty meat sauces or ragus.