Types of Pasta Shapes to Know Ep.1

Types of Pasta Shapes to Know Ep.1


If you are a fan of pasta, you will probably be familiar with pasta such as spaghetti, macaroni, penne and many different types. For Italians, pasta is divided by shape, size and ingredients. Each type is created with a specific formula or purpose "immutable". The following series will help you explore the diverse world of pasta.

1. Spaghetti:

Spaghetti is a long, thin, solid, cylindrical pasta that’s easily recognizable. A staple food anywhere you go, spaghetti is so beloved in the U.S. that it has its own unofficial holiday.


2. Linguine:

Italian for “little tongues,” linguine is elliptical in shape and about 4 millimeters in width, which is wider than spaghetti, but not as wide as fettuccine. It's traditionally served with seafood or pesto, but we love it with crispy pancetta and Brussels sprouts!



3. Fettuccine:

Fettuccine is a long, flat, ribbon-like pasta that's popular in Roman and Tuscan cuisine. Because it's a thicker pasta, fettuccine is often paired with heavier sauces, especially creamy Alfredo sauce.



4. Pappardelle:

This pasta comes in the form of long, broad ribbons that are the perfect canvas for rich, meaty ragù sauces.



5. Lasagna:

Lasagna is a type of wide, flat pasta that's typically layered with sauce and cheese to form the popular casserole dish of the same name. Lasagna originated in Italy and is considered one of the oldest types of pasta in the world.





14/10/2021 13:06:17