How to Choose the Right Pasta Shape

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Ideal for dense, heavy, wetter sauces and for baked dishes. Try this Rustic Grilled Vegetable and Rigatoni Salad recipe.


Perfect for lighter tomato-based sauces like this Penne Alla Vodka recipe.


Ideal for adding to luncheon salads. Try this Zucchini Fusilli recipe.

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Perfect for lighter sauces and oil-and-garlic combinations.
Try the Spaghetti With Cherry Tomatoes recipe


Perfect for hearty, drier sauces containing meat or ham.


A natural for seafood pastas in lighter, cream-based sauces.

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Withstands heavy ragus of lamb or duck.


Goes best with dryer pasta sauces, like broccoli rabe with sausage and oil.


Most delicious when paired with heavier, wetter sauces.

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Cappelli d’Angelo

Ideal in broth-based pasta sauces.

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