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Updated on Jul 4, 2020. Posted on Jul 1, 2020

Most People Don't Know What These Pasta Shapes Are Actually Called

Do you know your pappardelle from your penne?

  1. Let's start off with an easy one: what is this pasta shape called?

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    Penne!

  2. What about this one?

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    Orecchiette

  3. This one looks easy, but is it?

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    Linguini!

  4. What about these unique looking pasta babies?

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    Rotelle

  5. Do you know what this shape is called?

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    Farfalle

  6. And what are these little parcels of joy called?

  7. Do you know what these are called? Tip: they have a hole running through the middle.

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    Bucatini

  8. What about this wavy edged pasta?

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    Mafaldine

  9. What would you call this tasty looking dish?

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    Cannelloni

  10. If you were ordering these at a restaurant, what would you ask for?

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    Tortellini

  11. What about this curly pasta shape?

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    Cavatappi

  12. And finally, what about this plate of deliciousness?

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    Orzo!

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