Foods 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
83 24
Tortellini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

2
81 23
Fettuccine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

3
90 29
Ravioli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

4
96 34
Penne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Penne

5
90 35
Spaghetti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

6
75 27
Angel Hair is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Angel Hair

7
74 28
Rotini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

8
63 22
Linguine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

9
63 23
Elbow macaroni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Elbow macaroni

10
57 19
Farfalle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

11
59 21
Rigatoni is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Rigatoni

12
63 24
Conchiglie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

13
66 27
Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

14
50 21
Manicotti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Manicotti

15
51 22
Ziti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

16
50 28
Gnocchi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

17
37 22
Mostaccioli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Mostaccioli

18
39 24
Tagliatelle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Tagliatelle

19
38 24
Pappardelle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Pappardelle

20
33 24
Cannelloni is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

21
31 24
Gemelli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Gemelli

22
31 25
Fusilli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

23
19 20
Barbina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Barbina

24
24 27
Tortiglioni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

25
24 30
Ruote is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Ruote

26
22 29
Orzo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Orzo

27
17 25
Capellini is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Capellini

28
15 24
Spätzle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Spätzle