5 Unique Pastas You Didn’t Know About

You can never go wrong with pasta, it’s that one dish everyone likes – from hosting a dinner party to feeding your kids, pasta is a crowd-pleaser through and through, and no one says no to pasta. Did you know, that there are about 350 different types of pasta? That’s a lot of noodles, right!

Well, we have found out 5 unique ones for you and we bet you have not heard about them. Read on!

1) Capellini

Capellini, or angel hair pasta, is one of the thinnest types of pasta with a diameter ranging between 0.85 and 0.92 millimeters only. The long, delicate strands of capellini pasta go well with light sauces, as the noodles will get lost in something like a hearty meat sauce.

2) Linguine


Long, thin, flat linguine noodles fall somewhere between the thickness of fettuccine and spaghetti pasta. Linguine is best known for its ability to compliment clam-based sauces and other seafood dishes. 

3) Orecchiette

Orecchiette translates to “little ears” because the pasta’s concave shape resembles an ear. The indent picks up vegetables or whatever else it’s paired with, making it a great carrier of stronger flavors.

4) Pappardelle


Pappardelle noodles are similar to fettuccine in that they’re flat, but pappardelle is wider than fettuccine. While it’s not usually a household staple, pappardelle is a popular type of pasta for hearty meat sauces like bolognese. Its name is appropriately derived from the verb “pappare,” which means to gobble up.

5) Zoodles

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While not pasta in the traditional sense, zoodles have become a popular pasta alternative among the health-conscious community. Zoodle are long, thin strips of zucchini that resemble spaghetti.