America's Favorite Pasta


Spaghetti This long, thin spaghetti is popular in America and usually served with tomato sauce and meatballs.

Penne This small, tube-shaped pasta is popular with tomato-based sauces and is often used in baked pasta dishes like baked ziti.

Fettuccine Alfredo: Ribbon-shaped noodles in a rich, creamy sauce cooked with butter and Parmesan cheese.

Linguine This long, flat pasta is commonly mixed in a garlic and olive oil sauce with shellfish like clams or shrimp.


Lasagna:  Layers of broad, flat noodles, tomato sauce, and cheese are cooked in this pasta dish.

Rigatoni This small, tube-shaped pasta is used in robust meat-based pasta recipes like Bolognese sauce.

Ravioli These square pasta pockets are filled with cheese, meat, or vegetables and served with a tomato sauce.

Macaroni and Cheese:  Elbow-shaped macaroni, cheese sauce, and breadcrumbs are baked together to make this pasta meal.

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Farfalle (bowtie pasta):  This pasta is eaten with a light cream sauce or tomato-based sauce with veggies. It's a common ingredient in pasta salads.