How to make different types of pasta

Pasta, a fast food typically made of unleavened dough of durum wheat flour mixed with water or eggs. Some pasta can be made using rice flour in place of wheat flour to produce a different taste and texture. After mixing the flour they are cooked by boiling or baking.

Different types of pasta

Pasta can be divided in two main categories dried and fresh pasta. Dried-pasta are mostly commercial which are made in factories and can be purchased in shops. Fresh-pasta are those which are made at home by hands. Both fresh and dried pasta comes in different shape and size with 310 specific forms known by over 1300 documented names. Names depends on the region and varies places to places.

Here are some common pasta names.

angel hair Angel Hair/Capelli d’angelo
Shape: Very thin and similar to spaghetti in length.
Cooking time: 3-5 minutes
Ingredients and add-ons: Tomatoes and basil, Garlic butter, Light cream.
elbow macaroni
Elbow Macaroni

Shape: Shot and C-shaped tubes.
Cooking Time: 6 – 8 minutes.
Toppings ideas: Butter and Cheese
egg noodles
Egg Noodles
Shape: Very hearty, rich in flavor, and deep in color.
Cooking time: 6 – 8 minutes.
Toppings ideas: Thick stews, stroganoff, butter, and chicken broth.

Farfalle(Bow Ties)
Farfalle(Bow Ties)
Shape: Pinched in the middle to look like bow ties.
Cooking time:  10-12 minutes.
Toppings ideas: Cheese, olive oil and butter.
FettuccineFettuccine
Shape: Spaghetti-length and flat egg noodles about ¼ inch wide.
Cooking time: 10 to 12 minutes
Toppings ideas : Meat, cream and cheese.

rotini pastaFusilli, Rotini
Shape: spindles and twisted, 1/2 inch long.
Cooking time: 8 to 10 minutes.
Toppings ideas: Tomato, pesto, seafood and meyonnais.
jumbo shellsJumbo Shells
Shape: open cavity with large shell shape.
Cooking time: 11-13minutes.
Toppings ideas: Tomatoes and cream.
LinguineLinguine
Shape: long and flat
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Toppings ideas: Tomato, pesto, olive oil and seafood.
OrecchietteOrecchiette
Shape: Small and concave disk shape.
Cooking time: 10 to 12 minutes.
Toppings ideas: Meat, cream and seafood.
orzoOrzo
Shape: Rice shaped
Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
Toppings ideas : Light tomato, olive oil and vinaigrette.
PappardellePappardelle
Shape: Flat and long about 5/8 inch.
Cooking time: 7 to 10 minutes.
Toppings ideas: Tomato, vegetable and meat.
penne Penne rigate
Shape: Small tubes and diagonally long about 2-4 inches.
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Toppings ideas: Chunky tomato, meat, vegetable andcream.
zitiZiti
Shape: Medium-width tubes and 2 or more inches long.
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Toppings ideas: Light tomato, olive oil, cream, cheese.

How to make pasta

There are many ways to make pasta. Some people have their own recipes and way to cook. We gonna show you how to make a common red sauce pasta. You can also make other pasta in this same procedure just change the cooking timing and toppings we mentioned above.

Ingredients/Recipe of Red Sauce Pasta

  • 225 gm boiled pasta penne
  • 3 cup water
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 3 pinches salt
  • 2 pinches powdered black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 400 gm boiled, peeled, chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped basil

Procedure/how to make red sauce pasta

Boil your pasta

Pour water in the pan along with salt and 2 teaspoons of oil and let it boil. Add pasta in the boiling water for few minutes. When your its is ready, remove it and put over another pan.

Make Sauce for your pasta

To make a sauce for your pasta you need to heat oil in a pan over medium flame and put minced garlic along with red chili flakes and saute it for 2 minutes. After that, add the peeled tomatoes, basil, and parsley in the pan. Mix all the ingredients and let it simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken.

Add Sauce and other toppings in your pasta

Now add your boiled pasta in warm sauce and toss it carefully. Serve it immediately for best taste. You can also other kinds of toss toppings, depends on your own taste.