What shapes of pasta do you buy?

posted 3 days ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2021 - Las Vegas

Spaghetti, spaghettini, lasagna, macaroni, penne, shells (I have a soft spot for baby shells).

Post # 3
2597 posts
Sugar bee

Mine loves pasta as well. I could cook him pasta every day for the rest of his life and he would die a happy man. yell

We buy spaghetti, capellini, lasagna, macaroni, fusilli, farfalle, penne, linguine, gnocchi, orzo, rigatoni and the ones that look like shells.

Post # 4
8743 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

elbows, spaghetti, penne, ziti, rotini are our standards, but will also sometimes throw in linguine or shells

Post # 5
234 posts
Helper bee

I like angel hair and linguine for thinner sauces and fusilli for mac and cheese.  Every so often I’ll buy new shapes for a change.  Lol

Post # 6
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

Finally! Someone asking the real questions.

Angel hair spaghetti for spaghetti, elbow or the nugget type for chop suey or plain pasta, orzo for anything lemon based.

Post # 7
9978 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Spaghetti (regular or thick)



Penne or Ziti – I’m making baked ziti in Friday and I’m very excited about it, it’s one of my favorite recipes!

The only type I never buy is angel hair.

Post # 8
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Mmmmmn…pasta.  Right now ive got spaghetti, fettuccini, lasagna and bow tie, but I’ll buy any shape.  I’ve never met a noddle I wouldn’t eat. 

Post # 9
4607 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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socalgirl1689 :  I’m an Aussie but my parents were both born in Italy. I love me some pasta obviously! I go to specialty stores which cater to Italian Australians. I’m very picky about the brands of pasta I buy too. I only buy de cecco, barilla and granoro brands. My fave shapes are bucatini, gnocchi sardi/cavatelli, casarecce, orecchiete, conchigliette, ziti, anneli

I also love maccheroni siciliani. Its a hybrid between ziti and a casarecce shape. My grandmother used to make them fresh and she had a special wire that she’d use to roll the shape. I make fresh pasta at home but I’ve never attempted to make the maccheroni siciliani. I just eat them by the truckload when I visit my family in Sicily. A elderly lady in the town makes them to order daily and you take them home and cook them with whatever sauce. It’s amazing to watch her speed when she rolls them out! 

Post # 10
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

Lately I’ve been OBSESSED with gemelli. It’s like a smaller more compact version of spirals. It’s so freaking good and feels a little more exotic than some of my regulars (penne and farfalle are my typical go tos). Also love Pappardelle, it’s wider noodles that are usually sold in bags rather than in the box.

Post # 11
7379 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Penne or cavatappi (corkscrew) is my favourite. I don’t like long pasta, but my husband likes linguini/fettucini. 

I hate farfalle (bowtie) because I find it so hard to cook nicely. The edges are mushy before the center gets done! 

Post # 12
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Clarksville, VA

I love gnocchi. When I’m overly ambitious I make it myself. Ditalini has always been a favorite because my grandma didn’t like me eating it (she used it in soup). So of course I wanted it more. I really love most pastas. I always have a ton and i know my fiancé thought I was crazy when I wanted even more recently. But I’m stuck at home and it’s filling. 

Post # 13
3400 posts
Sugar bee

Penne or Cavatappi.  I’m not into long noodles.  I’m too clumsy and it ends up splattering all over.  LOL

Post # 14
1129 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Bucatini! We received pasta maker attachments for our Kitchenaid for our wedding so as long as we have flour, we’ll be fine 🙂

Post # 15
87 posts
Worker bee

I only eat my own pasta but I can’t do any other shapes besides linguini, spaghetti, or flat noodles for lasagna 😂 I Also do gnocchi 

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