Know Your Noodles
Angel hair: Angel hair pasta is an incredibly thin, delicate noodle. Generally, it is paired with similarly delicate sauces.
Angel Hair Pasta with Crab and Herb Sauce
Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon Chicken
Fusilli: Fusilli is long and corkscrew-shaped. It is perfect for cold pasta salads, as well as hot dishes.
Fusilli with Three Cheeses and Red Bell Pepper
Lemon Fusilli with Arugula
Farfalle: Farfalle is most commonly known as bowtie pasta because it is cinched in the middle to create a similar shape.
Bowties with Chicken and Mushrooms
Bowties and Pine Nuts
Penne: Penne is smaller than mostaccioli, but they are both angle-cut and tube-shaped.
Penne with Red Pepper Sauce and Broccoli
Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon
Ravioli: Ravioli is square-shaped and pillow-like. It is stuffed with cheese, vegetables, or meat.
Cheese Ravioli with Fresh Vegetables
Tagliatelle: Tagliatelle is a long, flat, and very thin noodle. It is slightly thinner than fettuccine.
Tagliatelle with Shiitake Mushrooms and Asparagus
Tagliatelle with Chestnuts and Sausage
Tortellini: Tortellini is small, folded, and round with a hole in its center. It is filled with either cheese or meat.
Tortellini and Italian Sausage Soup
Tortellini with Salmon and Dill
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