Fregola (or Fregula as it’s known in Italy) is a tiny toasted pasta from Sardinia. Often referred to as Sardinian couscous, fregola is couscous’s tastier cousin! Both are made from semolina mixed with water, formed into pellets and dried. But couscous pellets are light and fine, whereas fregola is generally coarser and rougher. Fregola is toasted, giving it a nutty, wheaty, roasted taste.