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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97 31
Fettuccine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

2
109 39
Ravioli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

3
115 44
Penne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Penne

4
98 35
Tortellini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

5
104 44
Spaghetti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

6
88 34
Rotini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

7
91 37
Angel Hair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Angel Hair

8
75 28
Conchiglie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

9
71 26
Rigatoni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Rigatoni

10
77 30
Linguine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

11
70 26
Farfalle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

12
76 31
Elbow macaroni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Elbow macaroni

13
77 33
Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

14
64 25
Ziti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

15
62 24
Manicotti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Manicotti

16
65 31
Gnocchi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

17
49 27
Pappardelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Pappardelle

18
46 25
Mostaccioli is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Mostaccioli

19
47 29
Tagliatelle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Tagliatelle

20
42 26
Gemelli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Gemelli

21
42 29
Cannelloni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

22
39 28
Fusilli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

23
33 32
Tortiglioni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

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

25
30 35
Orzo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Orzo