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Types of Pasta

Types of Pasta
A staple dish in Italian cuisine, there are different types of pasta available. Although not every variety is known to everyone, as it can be regional and not widely available, Tastessence brings you a list of pasta varieties.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Apr 2, 2018
Did You Know?
To make green pasta, spinach is added to the dough. For red pasta, tomatoes are used. And for gray pasta, squid ink is used.
When you are out buying groceries, do you ever stand in front of the Italian foods section and wonder, "What is up with these shapes?" With shelves filled with various colors, sizes, and shapes of pasta noodles, we can only wonder how someone came up with them in the first place. Many a time, while shopping for pasta, the experience can be overwhelming and confusing. But this confusion can be resolved. How? Simple. We have the entire list on different types of pasta noodles which you can go through.

But that comes a little later. As you may already know that there are unique shapes, sizes, and colors available when it comes to pasta. There's round-shaped, bead-shaped, seashell-shaped, bee-shaped, hollow straws, meat-filled tubes, Angel Hair, corkscrew or spiral-shaped, curved-shaped, bow tie-shaped, semicircle shape, ripple-edged, snail-shaped shells, and thin stripes; with so many shapes and sizes to choose from, no wonder the task becomes puzzling. But if you know what the names of these pastas are, you'd probably think otherwise.
Pasta Types Available Around the World
If you've had Italian cuisine before, then I don't need to remind that there are various types of sauces and pasta dishes made. Found all over the world, most of the Italian dishes would not be possible without the specific varieties.

Let's go over these various kinds of pastas available in different shapes and sizes.
Acini di pepe
Acini di pepe
Alphabet Pasta
Alphabet Pasta
Anellini
Anellini
Agnolotti
Agnolotti
Bavette
Bavette
Bigoli
Bigoli
Bucatini
Bucatini
Cannelloni
Cannelloni
Campanelle
Campanelle
Calamarata
Calamarata
Casarecce
Casarecce
Capelli d'angelo
Capelli d angelo
Cavatappi
Cavatappi
Cavatelli
Cavatelli
Conchiglie
Conchiglie
Conchiglioni
Conchiglioni
Corallini
Corallini
Creste di Galli
Creste di Galli
Ditalini
Ditalini
Fagottini
Fagottini
Farfalle
Farfalle
Fettuccine
Fettuccine
FideuĆ 
Fideua
Fiori
Fiori
Fusilli
Fusilli
Fregula
Fregula
Fusilli Bucati
Fusilli Bucati
Fusilli Lunghi
Fusilli Lunghi
Garganelli
Garganelli
Gemelli
Gemelli
Gomiti Rigate
Gomiti Rigate
Gnocchi
Gnocchi
Lumaconi
Lumaconi
Linguine
Linguine
Lasagna
Lasagna
Manicotti
Manicotti
Mezzelune
Mezzelune
Macaroni
Macaroni
Mafaldine
Mafaldine
Orecchiette
Orecchiette
Orzo
Orzo
Paccheri
Paccheri
Pappardelle
Pappardelle
Passatelli
Passatelli
Pastina
Pastina
Pelmeni
Pelmeni
Penne Rigate
Penne Rigate
Penne Lisce
Penne Lisce
Pennoni
Pennoni
Pennoni Rigate
Pennoni Rigate
Pici
Pici
Pizzoccheri
Pizzoccheri
Pipe Rigate
Pipe Rigate
Pierogi
Pierogi
Ravioli
Ravioli
Rotelle
Rotelle
Rigatoncini
Rigatoncini
Rigatoni
Rigatoni
Sagnarelli
Sagnarelli
Stelle
Stelle
SpƤtzle
Spatzle
Strozzapreti
Strozzapreti
Spaghetti
Spaghetti
Tagliatelle
Tagliatelle
Tagliolini
Tagliolini
Tortellini
Tortellini
Tortiglioni
Tortiglioni
Tortelloni
Tortelloni
Trofie
Trofie
Tubetti
Tubetti
Vermicelli
Vermicelli
Capunti
Casoncelli
Casunziei
Cencioni
Chifferi
Corzetti
Eliche
Elicoidali
Fedelini
Filini
Fiorentine
Foglie d'ulivo
Funghini
Lasagnette
Lanterne
Linguettine
Lumache
Maccheroncelli
Maltagliati
Mezzi bombardoni
Mostaccioli
Occhi di Pernice
Occhi di Lupo
Pasta al ceppo
Pillus
Quadrefiore
Quadrettini
Radiatori
Ricciolini
Ricciutelle
Risi
Rotini
Sagne 'ncannulate
Sacchettoni
Seme di Melone
Spaghetti alla chitarra
Stringozzi
Trenne
Trenette
Tripoline
Tufoli
Ziti
Zitoni
Mac And Cheese Bites
Polish Dumplings
Heap Of Boiled Spaghetti
Lumaconi Stuffed With Ricotta
Gnocchi With Herb Pesto
Pastry
Homemade Italian Gnocchi With Marinara Sauce
Delicious Meat Cappelletti
Fettuccine Carbonara Bacon And Mushrooms
Home Made Tortellini
Italian Cuisine
Gnocchi With Pesto Sauce
Chicken Parmigiana
Ricotta And Spinach Dumplings With Parmesan
Black Spanish Fideua
Baked Macaroni And Cheese
Ricotta Stuffed Cheese Shells And Bread
Lumaconi With Pork And Basil
Kulfi Falooda
Varenyky Stuffed With Cottage Cheese
Semiya Payasam Kerala Sari India
Xo Sauce Fried Shrimps And Vermicelli
Ada Pradhaman
Stuffed Pasta Shells
Spicy Seafood Salad Thai Food
Spaghetti With Clams
Vegetable Cannelloni
Buuza
Pesto Chicken Balls
Italian Food
Stuffed Paccheri Pasta Tubes
We all know that Italian cooking is incomplete without these pastas. And now that you know what kinds of pasta noodles are available in market, perhaps there'll only be the confusion of which pasta to cook tonight!