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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117 44
Ravioli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

2
103 36
Fettuccine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

3
103 39
Tortellini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

4
121 50
Penne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Penne

5
94 36
Rotini is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

6
82 29
Conchiglie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

7
110 47
Spaghetti is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

8
78 27
Farfalle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

9
96 41
Angel Hair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Angel Hair

10
78 30
Rigatoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Rigatoni

11
81 34
Linguine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

12
82 35
Elbow macaroni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Elbow macaroni

13
81 37
Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

14
64 27
Manicotti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Manicotti

15
68 30
Ziti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

16
71 34
Gnocchi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

17
57 27
Pappardelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Pappardelle

18
51 30
Tagliatelle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Tagliatelle

19
47 28
Mostaccioli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Mostaccioli

20
44 28
Gemelli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Gemelli

21
44 31
Cannelloni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

22
40 30
Fusilli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

23
34 33
Tortiglioni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

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

25
33 37
Orzo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Orzo