13 Reasons Why Pasta Is The Most Magical Thing On Earth

Its shapes, sizes, and flavors are only limited by imagination. But the only unimaginable thing about it is living without KRAFT Mac & Cheese.

1. Preparation is effortless.

Mouth-watering meals in fewer than 10 minutes? What kind of trick is this?!

2. But even fancy baking still leads to drooling.

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Specifically designed to put a spell on you and your taste buds.

3. Official readiness testing method: play with it.

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Which is why pasta’s been historically burned at the stake as well as prepared over a burner — other foods are afraid of it.

4. Taking the time and effort to make it from scratch is nothing short of one of life’s most rewarding experiences.

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No better way to summon the perfect flavors to your table.

5. Pasta flavors available: all of them.

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Egg. Spinach. Flour, spinach, and tomato. Those are just the ones here, but there are also squash, chocolate, cheese, ink, and every single flavor you can conjure pastas.

6. You can stuff them with other delicious foodstuffs.

Whimsical food envelopes to conceal your secret spices.

7. Then top it with anything and — Abracadabra! — it tastes even better.

Witchcraft through and through.

8. Also amazing: just a bowl of simple pasta.

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No toppings, no fillings, no cauldrons, nothing but the best.

9. It’s never once been anything but photogenic.

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Always desirable, as if it can cast hexes on unworthy cameras.

10. It’s one of the few foods that tastes as good as leftovers as it did when it was first served.

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All you need is minimal microwave sorcery.

11. It always tastes like love.

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More powerful than a love potion.

12. Unlike anything else, this is a kid’s universal response to a bowl of pasta at dinnertime:

Which every parent knows is the definition of magic.

13. Shapes range from the most regal…

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Bow ties, night skies, and little accordion guys for fancy nights.

…to the most kid-friendly.

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