There are approximately 350 different shapes and types of pasta; examples include fuscili, linguine, ziti and pappardelle. While mostly made from semolina flour, pasta can be made from rice, corn and quinoa as well. More » Food Food Facts Pasta & Grains

Some of the pasta varieties available to consumers are spaghetti, fettuccine, cavatelli, orzo and penne. Other popular forms include linguine, rigatoni, rotini, tortellini and ravioli. Traditionally, thicker shapes work ... More » Food Food Facts Pasta & Grains

There are more than 350 shapes of Italian pasta, and each shape is optimized for a specific type of sauce or serving method. In general, delicate noodles such as angel hair are for delicate sauces, and heartier noodles s... More » Food Cooking
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In its most basic form, cheesy mostaccioli consists of mostaccioli pasta, spaghetti sauce, assorted cheeses and ground meat. The baked dish is similar to lasagna but uses tube-shaped mostaccioli pasta rather than wide, f... More » Food Food Facts Pasta & Grains