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The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked 

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April 12, 2017 5.8k votes 573 voters 4.2k views 28 items

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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Spaghetti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Fettuccine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Linguine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Penne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Ravioli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Tortellini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Rotini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Farfalle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Conchiglie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Rigatoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Angel Hair is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Elbow macaroni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Ziti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Gnocchi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Manicotti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Pappardelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Mostaccioli is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Gemelli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Cannelloni is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Tagliatelle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Fusilli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Ruote is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Orzo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
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Spätzle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked