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pasta avaA lot of people like pasta and eat it rather often. But you can't imagine how many various types of pasta exist. There is long pasta, short-cut pasta, ribbon-cut pasta, decorative cut pasta, minute pasta, stuffed pasta, and irregular shape pasta. If you want to diversify your meals, use any unusual pasta shapes for your dishes. Also we offer you some pasta recipes.

 

Long pasta

Anelloni (thick ringed ribbons);

Anelloni

Recipe:

Smoked Haddock with Ribbon Noodles

Creamy ham pasta

 

Barbina (thin strands);

Barbina

 

Bigoli (thick tubes);

Bigoli

 

Bucatini (thick spaghetti-like pasta with a hole);

Bucatini

Recipe:

Four cheese bucatini

 

Capelli d'angelo (very thin long pasta, same as capellini);

Capelli-dangelo

Recipe:

Spicy sesame noodles

 

Capellini (very thin long pasta, same as capelli d'angelo);

Capellini

 

Fedelini (very thin spaghetti);

Fedelini

 

Fusilli (long, thick, corkscrew shaped pasta);

Fusilli

Recipe:

Pasta with tuna and butter bean sauce

 

Fusilli bucati (long coiled hollow tubes);

Fusilli-bucati

 

Maccheroni alla molinara (long, very thick, fresh hand-pulled pasta);

Maccheroni-alla-molinara

 

Matriciani (thick spaghetti-like pasta with a very little hole);

Matriciani

 

Perciatelli (same as bucatini);

Perciatelli

 

Pici (long, very thick, hand rolled pasta);

Pici

 

Spaghetti (long, thin, cylindrical pasta);

Spaghetti

Recipes:

Quorn Meatballs & Spaghetti

Basil Spaghetti & Cherry Tomatoes

Pepper gratin

Meatballs & spaghetti

 

Spaghettini (thin spaghetti);

Spaghettini

 

Spaghettoni (extra thick or extra long spaghetti);

Spaghettoni

 

Vermicelli (traditional pasta round, thicker than spaghetti);

Vermicelli

Recipe:

Vermicelli & chick peas

Vermicelli timballo

Vermicelli flan

White onion soup

Vermicelli soup

 

Vermicelloni (thick vermicelli);

Vermicelloni

 

Ziti (long, narrow hose-like tubes);

Ziti

 

Zitoni (wider ziti).

Zitoni

 

 

Short-cut extruded pasta

Calamarata (wide ring shaped pasta);

Calamarata

 

Calamaretti (wide ring shaped pasta);

Calamaretti

 

Cannelloni (large stuffable tube pasta);

Cannelloni

Recipe:

Spinach cannelloni

Cannelloni au gratin

 

Cavatappi (corkscrew-shaped macaroni);

Cavatappi

Recipe:

Minced Beef and Pasta Supper

 

Cellentani (corkscrew-shaped macaroni);

Cellentani

 

Chifferi (short and wide macaroni);

Chifferi

Recipe:

Fish & pasta pie

 

Ditalini (short tubes);

Ditalini

Recipe:

Tuscan Bean & Pasta Soup

 

Elicoidali (slightly ribbed tube pasta);

Elicoidali

 

Fagioloni (short narrow tube);

Fagioloni

 

Fideuà (short and thin tubes);

Fideua

 

Garganelli (egg pasta in a square shape rolled into a tube);

Garganelli

 

Gemelli (single S-shaped strand of pasta twisted in a loose spiral);

Gemelli

 

Macaroni (bent or straight tubes);

Macaroni

Recipe:

Fast soup «Minestrone»

Macaroni bake

Beef & macaroni strudel

Tuna & macaroni layer

 

Maccheroncelli (hollow tube-shaped pasta, slightly smaller than a pencil in thickness);

Maccheroncelli

 

Maltagliati (short and wide egg pasta with irregular or diagonally cut ends);

Maltagliati

 

Manicotti (large stuffable ridged tubes);

Manicotti

 

Marziani (short spirals);

Marziani

Recipe:

Stuffed peppers

Bolognese souffle

 

Mezzani pasta (short curved tube);

Mezzani

 

Mezze penne (short version of penne);

Mezze-penne

 

Mezzi bombardoni (wide short tubes);

Mezzi-bombardoni

 

Mostaccioli (similar to penne but without ridges);

Mostaccioli

 

Paccheri (large tube pasta);

Paccheri

 

Pasta al ceppo (sheet pasta that is similar in shape to a cinnamon stick);

Pasta-al-ceppo

 

Penne (medium length tubes with ridges, cut diagonally at both ends);

Penne

Recipe:

Arrabbiata Sauce 'n' Pasta

Penne with chicken in a creamy mushroom and cheese sauce

 

Penne rigate (penne with ridged sides);

Penne-rigate

Recipe:

Penne with chicken in a creamy mushroom and cheese sauce

 

Penne lisce (penne with smooth sides);

Penne-lisce

Recipe:

Penne with chicken in a creamy mushroom and cheese sauce

 

Penne zita (wider version of penne);

Penne-zita

Recipe:

Penne with chicken in a creamy mushroom and cheese sauce

 

Pennette (short thin version of penne);

Pennette

Recipe:

Penne with chicken in a creamy mushroom and cheese sauce

 

Pennoni (wider and thicker version of penne);

Pennoni

Recipe:

Penne with chicken in a creamy mushroom and cheese sauce

 

Rigatoncini (smaller version of rigatoni);

Rigatoncini

 

Rigatoni (medium-large tube with square-cut ends, sometimes slightly curved);

Rigatoni

Recipe:

Courgette pasta bake

 

Rotini (similar to fusilli, but with tighter helix);

Rotini

 

Sagne 'ncannulate (long tube formed of twisted ribbon);

Sagne-ncannulate

 

Spirali (tube which spirals round);

Spirali

Recipe:

Kidney & pasta turbigo

 

Spiralini (more tightly-coiled fusilli);

Spiralini

 

Trenne (penne shaped as a triangle);

Trenne

 

Trennette (smaller version of trenne);

Trennette

 

Tortiglioni (narrower rigatoni);

Tortiglioni

 

Tuffoli (ridged rigatoni).

Tuffoli

 

 

Ribbon-cut pasta

Bavette (narrower version of tagliatelle);

Bavette

Recipe:

Tuna tagliatelle

Creamy ham pasta

 

Bavettine (narrower version of bavette);

Bavettine

 

Ciriole (thicker version of chitarra);

Ciriole

 

Fettuce (wider version of fettuccine);

Fettuce

Recipe:

Smoked Haddock with Ribbon Noodles

Creamy ham pasta

 

Fettuccine (ribbon of pasta approximately 6.5 millimeters wide);

Fettuccine

Recipe:

Lemon & Herb Pasta

Smoked Haddock with Ribbon Noodles

Creamy ham pasta

 

Fettucelle (narrower version of fettuccine);

Fettucelle

 

Lagane (wide pasta);

Lagane

 

Lasagna (very wide pasta);

Lasagna

Recipes:

Mushroom lasagne

Lamb Lasagne

Lasagne al Forno

Vegetarian lasagne

Smoked fish lasagne

Smoked salmon roulade

Tomato and basil lasagne

 

Lasagnette (narrower version of lasagne);

Lasagnette

Recipe:

Smoked salmon roulade

 

Lasagnotte (longer version of lasagne);

Lasagnotte

Recipe:

Smoked salmon roulade

 

Linguettine (narrower version of linguine);

Linguettine

 

Linguine (flattened spaghetti);

Linguine

Recipe:

Spaghetti layer

 

Mafalde (short rectangular ribbons);

Mafalde

 

Mafaldine (long ribbons with ruffled sides);

Mafaldine

 

Pappardelle (thick flat ribbon);

Pappardelle

 

Pillus (very thin ribbons);

Pillus

 

Pizzoccheri (flat ribbon pasta, a type of short tagliatelle);

Pizzoccheri

 

Sagnarelli (rectangular ribbons with fluted edges);

Sagnarelli

 

Scialatelli or scilatielli (homemade long spaghetti with a twisted long spiral);

Scialatelli

 

Spaghetti alla chitarra (similar to spaghetti, but square rather than round);

Spaghetti-alla-chitarra

 

Stringozzi (similar to shoelaces);

Stringozzi

 

Tagliatelle (ribbon, narrower than fettuccine);

Tagliatelle

Recipes:

Perfectly cooked pasta

Lentil Mince with Pasta and Parmesan

Turkey tetrazzini

Fish & pasta ring

Tuna tagliatelle

 

Taglierini (thinner version of tagliatelle);

Taglierini

Recipe:

Tuna tagliatelle

 

Trenette (thin ribbon ridged on one side);

Trennette

 

Tripoline (thick ribbon ridged on one side).

Tripoline

 

Decorative cuts

Biciclette (bicycle-shaped pasta);

Biciclette

 

Campanelle (flattened bell-shaped pasta with a frilly edge on one end);

Campanelle

 

Capunti (short convex ovals resembling an open empty pea pod);

Capunti

 

Casarecce (short lengths rolled into a S shape);

Casarecce

 

Cavatelli (short, solid lengths);

Cavatelli

 

Cencioni (petal shaped, slightly curved with rough convex side);

Cencioni

 

Conchiglie (seashell shaped);

Conchiglie

Recipe:

Pasta shells with salmon and caviare

Baked cod italienne

Three-way pasta salad

 

Conchiglioni (large, stuffable seashell shaped);

Conchiglioni

Recipe:

Creamy Stuffed Conghiglie

 

Corzetti (flat figure-eight stamped);

Corzetti

 

Creste di galli (short, curved and ruffled);

Creste-di-galli

 

Croxetti (flat coin-shaped discs stamped with coats of arms);

Croxetti

 

Farfalle (bow tie or butterfly shaped);

Farfalle

Recipe:

Farfalle with mushrooms

Avocado pasta salad

Bow-tie pasta with salmon and tomatoes

Bow-tie pasta salad with tuna

 

Farfalloni (larger bow ties);

Farfalloni

Recipe:

Bow-tie pasta with salmon and tomatoes

Bow-tie pasta salad with tuna

 

Fiorentine (grooved cut tubes);

Fiorentine

 

Fiori (shaped like a flower);

Fiori

 

Foglie d'ulivo (shaped like an olive leaf);

Foglie-dulivo

 

Gigli (cone or flower shaped);

Gigli

 

Gramigna (short curled lengths of pasta);

Gramigna

 

Lanterne (curved ridges);

Lanterne

 

Lumache (snailshell-shaped pieces);

Lumache

Recipe:

Bean & pasta soup

 

Lumaconi (large snailshell-shaped pieces);

Lumaconi

Recipe:

Bean & pasta soup

 

Maltagliati (flat roughly cut triangles);

Maltagliati2

 

Mandala (pasta of a very complicated shape with several holes of different sizes);

Mandala

 

Marille (same as mandala);

Marille

 

Orecchiette (bowl- or ear-shaped pasta);

Orecchiette

 

Pipe (very similar to lumaconi but has lines running the length of it);

Pipe

 

Quadrefiore (square with rippled edges);

Quadrefiore

 

Radiatori (shaped like radiators pasta);

Radiatori

 

Ricciolini (short wide pasta with a 90-degree twist);

Ricciolini

 

Ricciutelle (short spiralled pasta);

Ricciutelle

 

Rotelle (wagon wheel-shaped pasta);

Rotelle

Recipe:

Frankfurter bake

 

Rotini (2-edged spiral, tightly wound);

Rotini

Recipe:

Pasta nicoise

Seafood pasta salad

 

Sorprese (bell shaped pasta with a crease on one side and has a ruffled edge);

Sorprese

 

Sorprese lisce (bell shaped pasta with a crease on one side and has a ruffled edge);

Sorprese-lisce

 

Strozzapreti (rolled across their width);

Strozzapreti

 

Torchio (torch shaped);

Torchio

Recipe:

Chicken noodle soup

 

Trofie (thin twisted pasta).

Trofie

 

 

Minute pasta

Acini di pepe (bead-like pasta);

Acini-di-pepe

 

Alfabeto (pasta shaped as letters of the alphabet);

Alfabeto

 

Anelli (small rings of pasta);

Anelli

 

Anellini (smaller version of anelli);

Anellini

 

Conchigliette (small shell-shaped pasta);

Conchigliette

 

Coralline (small short tubes of pasta);

Coralline

 

Ditali (small short tubes);

Ditali

 

Ditalini (smaller versions of ditali);

Ditalini

 

Egg barley (egg-based pasta grain);

Egg-barley

 

Farfalline (small bow tie-shaped pasta);

Farfalline

Recipe:

Bow-tie pasta with salmon and tomatoes

Bow-tie pasta salad with tuna

 

Fideos (pasta prepared with eggs, flour and water);

Fideos

 

Filini (smaller version of fideos);

Filini

 

Fregula (bead-like pasta from Sardinia);

Fregula

 

Funghini (small mushroom-shaped pasta);

Funghini

 

Grattini (small granular, irregular shaped past);

Grattini

 

Grattoni (large granular, irregular shaped pasta);

Grattoni

 

Midolline (flat teardrop shaped pasta);

Midolline

 

Occhi di pernice (very small rings of pasta);

Occhi-di-pernice

 

Orzo (rice shaped pasta);

Orzo

Recipe:

Orzo risotto

Tender chicken with fresh peach and pasta

Orzo with creamy mushroom and cheese sauce

Tiny pasta with Gruyere, spinach and sweetcorn

 

Pastina (small spheres about the same size or smaller than acini di pepe);

Pastina

Recipe:

Avgolemono soup

 

Pearl pasta (spheres slightly larger than acini di pepe);

Pearl-pasta

 

Puntine (smaller version of Risi);

Puntine

 

Quadrettini (small flat squares of pasta);

Quadrettini

 

Risi (smaller version of orzo);

Risi

Recipe:

Orzo risotto

Tender chicken with fresh peach and pasta

Orzo with creamy mushroom and cheese sauce

Tiny pasta with Gruyere, spinach and sweetcorn

 

Seme di melone (small seed-shaped pasta);

Seme-di-melone

 

Stele (small star-shaped pasta);

Stele

Recipe:

Cheesy mushroom and tomato sauce with pasta stars

 

Stelline (smaller version of stelle);

Stelline

Recipe:

Cheesy mushroom and tomato sauce with pasta stars

 

Stortini (smaller version of elbow macaroni);

Stortini

Recipe:

Devilled crab

Tuna & macaroni layer

Tomato & pasta soup

 

Tripolini (small bow tie-shaped pasta with rounded edges).

Tripolini

 

 

Stuffed pasta

Agnolotti (semicircular pockets);

Agnolotti

 

Cannelloni (rolls of pasta with various fillings);

Cannelloni

Recipe:

Cannelloni Pasta with Bechamel Sauce

Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

 

Cappelletti (square of dough, filled and closed to form a triangle);

Cappelletti

 

Casoncelli or casonsèi (stuffed pasta typical of Lombardy);

Casoncelli

 

Casunziei (stuffed pasta typical of the Veneto area);

Casunziei

 

Fagottini ('purse' or bundle of pasta, made from a round of dough gathered into a ball-shaped bundle);

Fagottini

 

Maultasche (pasta stuffed with meat and spinach common in southern Germany);

Maultasche

 

Mezzelune (semicircular pockets of about 2.5 inches diameter);

Mezzelune

 

Occhi di lupo (large, penne-shaped pasta that is stuffed);

Occhi-di-lupo

 

Pelmeni (Russian dumplings);

Pelmeni

 

Pierogi (Slavic dumplings of unleavened dough stuffed with varying ingredients);

Pierogi

 

Ravioli (squares of about 3x3 cm, stuffed with different stuffing);

Ravioli

Recipe:

Ravioli with sage

Fish ravioli

 

Sacchettini (round, similar to fagottini);

Sacchettini

 

Sacchettoni (similar to Sacchetini, but larger);

Sacchettoni

 

Tortellini (ring-shaped pasta, stuffed with a mixture of meat and cheese);

Tortellini

 

Tortelloni (round or rectangular, similar to ravioli, stuffed with a mixture of cheese and vegetables).

Tortelloni

 

 

Irregular shapes

Gnocchi (thick, soft dumplings);

Gnocchi

 

Maltagliati (irregular shapes of flat pasta formed from scraps of pasta production);

Maltagliati2

 

Passatelli (formed of bread crumbs, eggs, grated Parmesan cheese, lemon, and nutmeg, and cooked in chicken broth);

Passatelli

 

Spätzle (German egg pasta that is either round in shape, or completely irregular).

Spatzle