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Most Popular Types of Pasta

Name the most popular types of pasta, according to the number of search results on allrecipes.com.
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Last updated: January 20, 2014
First submittedJanuary 20, 2014
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# Results
Description
Answer
772
Thin strings
Spaghetti
563
Wide, flat sheets
Lasagne
534
Semicircular tubes
Macaroni
346
Neckwear
Bow Tie/Farfalle
273
Cylinders
Penne
240
Corkscrews
Rotini/Fusilli
225
Strings
Linguine
219
Aquatic creatures
Conchiglie/Shells
175
Very thin strings
Angel Hair
116
Wider strings
Fettuccine
# Results
Description
Answer
112
Rice shaped
Orzo
88
Ring shaped and stuffed
Tortellini
78
Stuffed squares
Ravioli
62
Longer cylinders
Ziti
58
Wider cylinders
Rigatoni
44
Thin strings
Vermicelli
37
Large, ribbed stuffed cylinders
Manicotti
37
Polish dumplings
Pierogi
31
Lumps
Gnocchi
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level 32
Feb 22, 2014
First quiz to make me that hungry
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level 42
Mar 12, 2017
I know right pasta is my favorite :)
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level 33
Feb 26, 2018
First comment to make me realize that I'm really hungry
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level 40
Feb 22, 2014
macaroni is also called elbow
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level 29
Nov 13, 2015
Macaroni in Italian is not even called "macaroni". It's "maccheroni".
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level 3
Jul 10, 2018
It's actualy Maccheroni, not macaroni so that you know
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level 43
Feb 24, 2014
I don't even know that vermicelli is a pasta
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level 83
Feb 24, 2014
Well, now you do, I suppose.
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level 66
Sep 12, 2014
I thought it was a type of rice. :/
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level 48
Sep 9, 2015
Rice vermicelli is vermicelli made with rice flour.
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level 31
Feb 26, 2014
Don't be upsetti, have some spaghetti
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level 45
May 23, 2018
This is what I come here for.
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level 49
Aug 27, 2014
nice quiz, but lacking the tagliatelle
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level 17
Oct 12, 2014
What about cellentani?
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level 41
Jan 16, 2015
Corkscrew=Cavatappi (fusilli/rotini=Spiral) http://pastafits.org/pasta-dictionary/ (Your're welcome)
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level 61
Aug 4, 2015
Macaroni doesn't exist! If you create an italian quiz, about the holy pasta, you should call it by its correct name... Some of these are not correct, and you forget some important kinds like bavette, or trenette
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level 58
Mar 30, 2018
Macaroni is the English spelling of maccheroni. Would you tell Icelandic people that yorkshire búðingur (yorkshire pudding) or blóðmör (black pudding) doesn't exist and to call them by their "proper names"? No, probably not- and if you would, you're an arse
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level 76
Aug 17, 2015
Um, folks, this is NOT an Italian quiz - it's English. Granted a lot of the answers are "borrow-words" from the Italian names (some spelled the same, others not), but no where does it say the answers are exclusively Italian.
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level 29
Nov 13, 2015
Orzo is not a kind of pasta, it's a completely different cereal. It's not made of wheat, it's barley. ._. I was not expecting pierogi either in a quiz with the "Italy" tag. Lucky me I've got a Polish friend, but as an Italian I can assure you we don't have those here. Already answered to some previous comments about the MACCHERONI, not macaroni. But well, the name is debatable for English-speakers at least. :p
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level 76
Nov 22, 2015
Gluten-free pasta isn't made out of wheat, but it's still called pasta.
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level 53
Feb 3, 2016
Normally I scoff at people who demand easier spelling... but in this case, I was thankful that this quiz was more forgiving.
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level 49
Feb 25, 2016
mmmmmm.....
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level 42
Jun 1, 2016
Can you please accept "mac and cheese"?
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level 26
Jun 22, 2016
Cavatappi should be accepted for Rotini/Fusilli, it is the Italian way to say it.
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level 69
May 10, 2017
But isn't cavatappi short and hollow? Fusilli is solid and comes in long strands. They seem like 2 completely distinct pastas, no?
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level 69
Sep 7, 2016
Risoni should really be allowed for the rice-shaped clue.
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level 66
Sep 14, 2016
I'd say fusili is more like a drill bit than a corkscrew :-)
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level 69
May 10, 2017
Fusilli (at least the stuff I buy) looks exactly like a corkscrew. Rotini looks more like a drill bit, IMO.
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level 35
Sep 14, 2016
'Rice'-shaped is really barley-shaped, hence the name. Grain-shaped pasta would be much less misleading.
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level 47
Oct 18, 2016
I don't know about your universe but in mine pierogi are NOT pasta. Greetings from Poland.
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level 67
Dec 29, 2016
How in the heck did I miss macaroni?
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level 67
Jan 21, 2017
Both Cannelloni and Mostaccioli could be wider cylinders.
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level 32
Mar 27, 2018
And how on Earth was mostaccioli not on here? How did more people look up ziti and vermicelli than mostaccioli?
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level 69
May 10, 2017
I put on 2 pounds just taking this quiz.
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level 67
Oct 27, 2017
In what world are pierogi considered pasta? It sure isn't this one.
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level 66
Nov 1, 2017
Risoni should really be accepted for orzo. And I think this quiz would work better with pictures, because a lot of the descriptions are the same and no one can be expected to know what the most common ingredients on Allrecipes are.
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level 73
Nov 7, 2017
You should add Strozzapreti, which is "Priest Chokers" if you decide to update the quiz. Tough name, but they are delicious.
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level 61
Mar 26, 2018
No cannelloni???
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level 67
Mar 26, 2018
Awesome quiz! I love culinary-oriented ones.
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level 49
Mar 27, 2018
Who never tried tagliatele, doesn't know how good pasta may be.
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level 32
Mar 27, 2018
Pierogi and gnocchi aren't pasta, they're dumplings... The difference is mainly in the type of grain/starch used to make them, but they don't belong on this list.
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level 51
May 16, 2018
How about tagliatelle (nests)? I would have thought it would be in top five
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level 54
Jun 20, 2018
lumps!! ha ha ha