Pasta by Shape Recipes

Spaghetti, shells, bow ties, lasagna, orzo. We have your favorite pasta recipes using every pasta shape imaginable, from acini di pepe to ziti!

Staff Picks

Brooklyn Girl's Penne Arrabiata

Rating: 4.5 stars 1160
One thing I learned in my years living in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, NY was how to cook a good Italian meal. Here is a recipe I created after having this dish in a restaurant. Enjoy!

Tortellini Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 181
Pepperoni and mozzarella cheese make this a filling pasta salad. Serve with fruit for a nice summertime meal.

Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Rating: 4.5 stars 2154
This is a simple recipe that everyone loves. For a quick Mediterranean macaroni and cheese, omit the basil. Easily doubled, too!
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Angel Hair Pasta with Pignoli

Rating: 4 stars 29
Serves 2 as an entree, or 4 as a first course.
By Jackie

Penne with Chicken and Pesto

Rating: 4.5 stars 852
I sometimes substitute chicken broth for half the heavy cream called for in the recipe to reduce calories. I also use additional Parmesan.

Mediterranean Farfalle

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
This is wonderful as a meal or alongside sandwiches or grilled meats. Try it and add your favorite vegetable. Serve warm or cold.
By Karyn Knight

Linguine and Clam Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 127
This is a very easy and tasty recipe. My family loves it. Try serving it with a green salad and garlic bread if desired.

Cheesy Stuffed Shells

Rating: 4.5 stars 227
This is a delicious baked pasta dish with large shells filled with meat, spinach and cheese that children always seem to love. It is kind of a 'spaghetti that behaves itself!'

Restaurant Style Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 203
Excellent restaurant-style macaroni with cheese that knocked me away!
By sal

Make-Ahead Manicotti

Rating: 4.5 stars 222
I have used this basic principle and adapted it to make stuffed shells and lasagna. If making lasagna, I buy a second, smaller jar of spaghetti sauce. I always feel like I need a bit more. Merry Manicotti!

Zucchini with Farfalle

Rating: 4.5 stars 63
Cream sauce with sauteed vegetables over bow tie noodles. Serves 4 as a main course, 6 to 8 for a first course.
By dave

Mozechilli Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 168
A tasty, quick and easy recipe for cooks on the go.
By LaDonna Reed

Inspiration and Ideas

Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella
Rating: Unrated 11
Known as 'gnocchi alla sorrentina,' this classic Italian pasta dish that uses simple ingredients and tastes delicious. Use homemade or store-bought gnocchi.
Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli
Rating: Unrated 204
"I LOVED this and so did my family. I used whole wheat flour and it still turned out great." -- dcruzen
Simple Macaroni and Cheese
Rating: 4.5 stars 779

This easy mac and cheese recipe is ready in under 30 minutes.