How many types of pasta exist

How many types of pasta exist?

Today there are over 200 types of pasta consumed in Italy that can be classified as dry and fresh pasta (filled or perforated), short, fine, smooth, striped. The innumerable varieties of pasta are distinguished in fact by type of dough, size, surface and for the possible presence of the filling.

A variety that testifies, once again, the immense wealth of Italian culinary heritage, able to combine history and innovation, tradition and creativity of one of the most loved and appreciated products in the world. The shape is not only the result of imagination, the different formats are a matter of taste and the choice is also linked to the consistency and the sauce with which you will have to combine …

How many types of pasta exist

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How many types of pasta exist?

Formats of Pastas

Depending on the type of format, the pastes are subdivided into two categories:
Long pastas

thick in width (eg lasagne, reginette and pappardelle);
reduced thickness (capellini, tagliolini and fettuccine or tagliatelle);
with rectangular or lens section (eg trenette and linguine);
round section (eg spaghetti and vermicelli);
with a perforated section (eg bucatini).

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Short pastas

minute or pastas for soups (eg, quadrucci, stars and fingers);
medium (eg shells and orecchiette);
long (eg rigatoni and fusilli);
stuffed (eg ravioli and agnolotti);
fantasy with unusual shapes.

Pasta divided by the Italian’s regions

Here a List (but not complete) of some types of pasta divided by the Italian’s regions

North

How many types of pasta exist

THE BIGOLI FROM VENETO

Here the recipe of the Duck ragù with bigoli

Valle d’Aosta (Northwest): fettuccine di castagne e gnocchi

Lombardia (North): agnolini, bardele coi marai, bigoli, cappelloni, casoncei, gnocchi, marubini, pizzoccheri, tortelli cremaschi, tortelli di zucca.

Piemonte (Northwest): agnolotti, agnolotti del Plin, cruset, ravioles, tajarin.

Liguria (Northwest): battoli, bavette, brichetti, corzetti, gasse, mendilli de saea, pansotti, picagge, scucuzzun, trenette, trofie.

Trentino Alto Adige (North East Dolomites): canederli, schlutzer, schlutzkrafen, spatzle, strangolapreti.

Friuli Venezia Giulia (North East) : blées, cjalsons, gnocchi.

Veneto (North East): bigoli, casonziei, lasagne da fornel, paparele, tirache, tortellini di Valeggio sul Mincio.

Emilia Romagna (North) : anolini, bazott, cappellacci, cappelletti, garganelli, gramigna, lasagne, maltagliati, passatelli, pisarei, strichetti, strozzapreti, tagliatelle, tortellini, tortelli.

How many types of pasta exist?

Center

How many types of pasta exist

MACCHERONCINI DI CAMPOFILONE

Marche (North Center): lasagne Marchigiane, maccheroncini di Campofilone, maltagliati, pappardelle, tortelli di San Leo, vincisgrassi.

Toscana (North Center): lasagne matte, matuffi, pannicelli, pappardelle, pici, strapponi, testarolo, tortelli maremmani.

Umbria (North Center): ciriole, frascarelli, pappardelle, picchiettini, strangozzi, strascinati, umbricelli.

Abruzzo (Center): maccheroni alla chitarra, pecorara, scrippelle, strozzapreti, tacconi.

Lazio (Center): bucatini, ciacamarini, fettuccine, gnocchi alla romana, maccaruni ciociari, sagne, tonnarelli.

Molise (South Center): cicatelli, laganelle, taccozze.

South

How many types of pasta exist

THE TACCONI FROM ABRUZZO

Puglia (South): capunti, cavatelli, orecchiette, sagne ‘ncannulate, strascinati, tria, troccoli.

Calabria (South): cannarozzi, fileja, ferrazzuoli, schiaffettoni, shtridhelat, stroncatura.

Basilicata (South): bucce di mandorla, manate, rascatielli, ravioli materani, scialatielli, cavatelli.

Campania (South): bucatini, calamari, candele, cortecce quattro dita, fusilli, lasagna napoletana, mafalde, paccheri, scialatielli, spaghetti, vermicelli, vesuvi, ziti, zuzzeri.

Sicilia (South): anelli, busiate, cannaruzzini, catanesella, cuscusu, lasagne cacate.

Sardegna (West): culurjones, chiusoni, filindeu, fiuritti, fregola sarda, lorighittas, maccarones de Busa, malloreddus, pillus, puligioni.

How many types of pasta exist

THE CULURJONES FROM SARDINIEN

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