Know Your Pasta, People!

Know Your Pasta, People!


Pasta is one of the most convenient and delicious meals you can make in a pinch. But do you know your spaghettis from your macaroni?

Here is a quick guide to help you.

Here is a quick guide to help you.

These are long thin, round strips of pasta usually served with bolognaise sauce. If you’re a little lazy you can get a ready-made “spag-bol” from Nice ‘n Easy.

Farfalle (pronounced, “far-fah-lay”)

This pasta looks like little butterflies or bowties and is often served with a creamy sauce.

Lasagne (pronounced, “la-suh-nya”)

These are long flat, rectangular pieces of pasta usually baked with some bolognaise, béchamel (white sauce) and some cheese.

Fettuccine (pronounced, “fe-tu-chi-nee”)

Similar to spaghetti, fettuccine is long strips of pasta but instead of being round, it’s flattened. We particularly approve of Fettuccine Alfredo, which is pasta topped with a creamy ham and mushroom sauce. YUM.

Cannelloni (pronounced, “can-nuh-loh-nee”)

These are large-ish round tubes of pasta that is usually stuffed with creamed spinach and feta or a tomato and mince mix.  

Macaroni (pronounced, “mack-ah-roh-nee”)

Macaroni is a miniature version of cannelloni. Usually, a couple of centimetres tall, these tiny tubes make great vehicles for a cheese sauce.

Penne (pronounced, “pen-neh”)

The name means “pens” in Italian, with good reason. The pasta looks like a small pen. Penne is a short-ish, squat tube that is favoured because you can eat it with a fork when you’re on the run. 

Lucky for you, there are many ready-made pasta meal options out there if you’re not in the mood to cook anything.

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