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
121 47
Fettuccine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
2
137 58
Penne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Penne
3
117 47
Tortellini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
4
129 55
Spaghetti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
5
129 55
Ravioli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
6
115 47
Angel Hair is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Angel Hair
7
108 43
Rotini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
8
94 35
Conchiglie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
9
90 33
Farfalle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
10
98 42
Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
11
91 40
Linguine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
12
94 43
Elbow macaroni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Elbow macaroni
13
87 40
Rigatoni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Rigatoni
14
78 36
Ziti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
15
77 44
Gnocchi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
16
68 37
Manicotti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Manicotti
17
61 34
Pappardelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Pappardelle
18
55 36
Tagliatelle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Tagliatelle
19
50 33
Mostaccioli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Mostaccioli
20
47 34
Gemelli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Gemelli
21
44 34
Fusilli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
22
47 37
Cannelloni is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
23
38 45
Ruote is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Ruote
24
34 41
Tortiglioni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
25
27 33
Barbina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Barbina