7 Different Types of Pasta


Pasta is one of the world’s most popular foods, there are so many different types to choose from. I am writing from my experience as many times myself still confuse when it comes to ordering pasta in the restaurants or even standing in the middle of the supermarket doesn’t know which to choose as they are so many! Can you imagine there are around 350 different types??

Here I will pick my 7 most favorite types of pasta.

1. Spaghetti

Spaghetti is my most favorite type of pasta and it is one of the most popular pasta types in the world. It consists of long, thin noodles which can be paired with a variety of sauces. This type of pasta suits meat and vegetable dishes of any sort, or even just garlic and olive oil.

2. Penne

Penne has a round, tube-like structure, with diagonal cuts at either end. That’s why it’s best served in dishes that have a relatively thick, creamy sauce.

3. Fusilli

This pasta has a spiraled, corkscrew-like shape that pairs perfectly with rich meat sauces or chunky vegetables.

4. Linguine

Very similar to the likes of spaghetti, linguine is a little flatter and is considered to be more luxurious. The extra surface area means that it is perfect for pairing with lighter textures, like cream-based sauces or seafood.

5. Rigatoni

Rigatoni is tubes with small ridges on the outside, but they are slightly wider and cut into a square rather than diagonally. As they’re a rather large shape, they’re best paired with chunky sauces full of vegetables or baked into a gratin.

6. Lasagne

Lasagne is the name of the thin sheets of pasta that make up a dish, rather than the dish itself. It is used in oven-baked dishes with the most well-known dish being lasagne al Forno, which likely comprises of a beef or pork ragu, layered between layers of lasagne and any type of filling you like.

7. Macaroni

Macaroni is small tubes of pasta that are cut into short lengths and often curved. Often they’re found floating in a minestrone or cheese sauce, children love “Macaroni”!.

What are your most favorite types of pasta?!

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