Here are which pasta shapes to pair with which sauces, according to an Italian chef


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Here are which pasta shapes to pair with which sauces, according to an Italian chef​



Shape: Spaghetti
Sauce Recommendation: Cacio e Pepe


“Thin, long noodles like spaghetti, angel hair and capellini are best paired with lighter sauces, such as tomato or garlic and olive oil. Spaghetti cacio e pepe is a simple pasta dish that is filled with some of the best fresh ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese and freshly ground black pepper. The light sauce coats the strands of spaghetti evenly and won’t weigh the pasta down.”

Shape: Fettuccine
Sauce Recommendation: Alfredo


“Flat, long noodles like fettuccine, linguine and pappardelle are best paired with rich or creamy sauces, as the flat surface can hold heavier sauces. Keep in mind that the heartier meat sauces pair best with the wider noodles like pappardelle, while fettuccine and linguine pair better with simple cream sauces and seafood. Fettuccine alfredo is a very popular dish in America, but there are a few restaurants in Italy that serve the Italian version that is made with parmesan and butter.”
 
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