Itâ€™s raining Pasta!!
There are over 300 specific forms of Pasta with over 1300 documented names
However, letâ€™s talk about the most popular shapes around the world
Penne is one of the most famous Italian pasta shapes and is loved across Italy and the world. Penne is a short cylinder-shaped pasta that has angled edges. Its large diameter and ridges make it ideal for retaining sauces on its entire surface. Penne pairs well with chunky meat or vegetable-based sauces because its ridges can easily capture the sauce. It also combines well with milk/cheese and tomato-based sauces. It can also be used in baked dishes.
Elbow macaroni is one of the most common tube pasta shapes with its short, semicircular shape. It is used in many different types of dishes including soups, salads and casseroles. pes. In the United States, macaroni is traditionally used in macaroni and cheese. It pairs well with almost any type of sauce, baked recipes, soups, salads or stir-fry dishes. Elbow pasta is typically used in macaroni and cheese dishes, but is also a popular choice for pasta salads
Fusilli is a spiral shaped pasta. Because of its twists, it has grooves that are good for holding onto sauce. This shape is formed by rolling strips of pasta over a rod to create the twisted shape. Fusilli works well with any sauce, added to soups, or turned into a salad. It is perhaps the best shape of baked dishes.
Spaghetti is the most well known pasta shape. A long, thin piece of pasta, spaghetti is extremely versatile and mixes well with a variety of sauces. Spaghetti is probably best known for being paired with tomato sauce and meatballs, but it can also be a great complement to chunky sauces like Bolognese, or with light or cream sauces.