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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1
94 29
Fettuccine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

2
96 33
Tortellini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

3
111 42
Penne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Penne

4
104 38
Ravioli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

5
86 33
Rotini is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

6
100 43
Spaghetti is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

7
74 28
Elbow macaroni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Elbow macaroni

8
72 27
Conchiglie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

9
86 37
Angel Hair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Angel Hair

10
68 25
Farfalle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

11
75 30
Linguine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

12
68 26
Rigatoni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Rigatoni

13
74 33
Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

14
62 25
Ziti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

15
58 24
Manicotti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Manicotti

16
62 31
Gnocchi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

17
44 24
Mostaccioli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Mostaccioli

18
45 27
Pappardelle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Pappardelle

19
44 29
Tagliatelle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Tagliatelle

20
38 26
Gemelli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Gemelli

21
39 28
Cannelloni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

22
37 27
Fusilli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

23
30 31
Tortiglioni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked

24
22 24
Barbina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Barbina

25
28 35
Ruote is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Pasta, Ranked
Ruote