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Pasta shapes and names

Spaghetti is the most popular pasta. The thinness of spaghetti noodles vary from thin to medium. It is also quite versatile and can be used with different types of sauces.

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Farfalle or bow ties are like ribbon pasta. They are great to eat and go well with different sauces.

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Long, flat and looking like ribbons, tagliatelli goes well with a lot of sauces, but often, meat is the most preferred.

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Long, flat and looking like ribbons, tagliatelli goes well with a lot of sauces, but often, meat is the most preferred.

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Penne or quills (feathers) is another type of pasta that is common and can be served with different sauces. It goes well with meat, cream or vegetables. It can also be used in baked dishes or as a substitute for macaroni.

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Making soup? Use orzo or barley, small grains of pasta that work great as a side dish or ingredient in baked dishes.

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Mafalda is a flat ribbon pasta that can be used in place of spaghetti. It is also a good accompaniment to meat dishes.

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Mafalda is a flat ribbon pasta that can be used in place of spaghetti. It is also a good accompaniment to meat dishes.

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Fetuccine is a thick flat pasta that is shaped like a ribbon. Fettucine Alfredo is one of the most popular recipes that uses this type of pasta.

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Rotini, spirals or twists are good for meat-based dishes, casseroles and even stir-fry meals.

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Rotini, spirals or twists are good for meat-based dishes, casseroles and even stir-fry meals.

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