You either love pasta or you’re lying. Whether it’s a microwave dinner or a fancy Italian restaurant, I can’t get enough carb-filled goodness.
I’ll admit that I’m pretty clueless when it comes to matching pastas and sauces, though. I usually just follow recipes or use marinara sauce and hope for the best.
If you’re hoping to get a little bit more adventurous with your cooking or looking for some fun food-related knowledge, this infographic has it all.
First, let’s look at some unusual types of pasta. Anelli is small and ring-shaped, while tubini is medium-sized and hollow. There are also some more familiar types, like ziti and spaghetti.
Now for the yummy part: pairing sauces and pasta types. Rich meat sauces and creamy sauces go best with long ribbon pasta. If you have a light butter or oil-based sauce, try tortellini or ravioli.
For soups, stews and pasta salad, mini-shaped pasta like orzo, farfalle and rocchetti is a safe bet. And for super rich and creamy sauces, try a long ribbon pasta like lasagna or fettuccine.
If you need even more pasta facts, check out our post with a guide to everything pasta-related.