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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111 40
Ravioli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

2
99 33
Fettuccine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

3
99 37
Tortellini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

4
116 48
Penne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Penne

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

6
106 46
Spaghetti is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

7
77 28
Conchiglie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

8
93 39
Angel Hair is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Angel Hair

9
73 26
Rigatoni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Rigatoni

10
72 27
Farfalle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

11
78 32
Linguine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

12
77 33
Elbow macaroni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Elbow macaroni

13
78 35
Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

14
65 27
Ziti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

15
62 25
Manicotti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Manicotti

16
67 32
Gnocchi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

17
51 27
Pappardelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Pappardelle

18
49 29
Tagliatelle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Tagliatelle

19
46 27
Mostaccioli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Mostaccioli

20
43 27
Gemelli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Gemelli

21
43 30
Cannelloni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

22
39 29
Fusilli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

23
33 33
Tortiglioni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

24
25 26
Barbina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Barbina

25
32 36
Orzo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Orzo