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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84 29
Penne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Penne

2
79 27
Ravioli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

3
69 21
Fettuccine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

4
68 23
Tortellini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

5
82 33
Spaghetti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

6
63 23
Angel Hair is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Angel Hair

7
64 26
Rotini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

8
50 17
Farfalle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

9
57 22
Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

10
54 20
Linguine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

11
51 18
Rigatoni is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Rigatoni

12
55 22
Conchiglie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

13
48 17
Ziti is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

14
53 22
Elbow macaroni is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Elbow macaroni

15
45 17
Manicotti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Manicotti

16
34 19
Mostaccioli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Mostaccioli

17
39 25
Gnocchi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

18
33 20
Pappardelle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Pappardelle

19
33 21
Tagliatelle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Tagliatelle

20
30 20
Cannelloni is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

21
27 22
Gemelli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Gemelli

22
22 23
Fusilli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

23
15 17
Barbina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Barbina

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

25
20 26
Ruote is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Ruote

26
16 24
Orzo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Orzo

27
12 23
Capellini is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Capellini

28
11 22
Spätzle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Spätzle