Food The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite kinds of pasta noodles to cook with and eat.

Whether you prefer to twirl it around a fork or slurp it up one noodle at a time, pasta makes a delicious meal. The best kinds of pasta come in many different forms. Some good styles of pasta are made with simple dough, while others are filled with savory ingredients. Pastas in all shapes and flavors are popular across the globe.

What delicious foods will you find on this list of the best pastas? Fresh or dried, classic spaghetti makes the perfect base for your favorite sauces. Wide, flat lasagna noodles are perfect for baked casserole recipes. Filled pastas, like ravioli, allow home cooks to combine meats, cheese, and herbs in bite-size mouthfuls. Other good noodles featured on this list include penne, tortiglioni, and elbow macaroni.

Which types of popular pasta do you think are the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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1
109 40
Fettuccine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
2
127 52
Penne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Penne
3
122 49
Ravioli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
4
108 42
Tortellini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
5
118 49
Spaghetti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
6
84 29
Farfalle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
7
100 40
Rotini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
8
87 32
Conchiglie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
9
102 44
Angel Hair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Angel Hair
10
88 38
Elbow macaroni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Elbow macaroni
11
89 39
Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
12
82 35
Rigatoni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Rigatoni
13
85 38
Linguine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
14
73 33
Ziti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
15
66 34
Manicotti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Manicotti
16
73 40
Gnocchi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
17
58 31
Pappardelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Pappardelle
18
52 33
Tagliatelle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Tagliatelle
19
48 31
Mostaccioli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Mostaccioli
20
45 31
Gemelli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Gemelli
21
45 34
Cannelloni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
22
42 32
Fusilli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
23
34 38
Tortiglioni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
24
26 30
Barbina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Barbina
25
34 40
Orzo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Orzo