The best noodle for every kind of pasta sauce



The INSIDER Summary:

• The pasta noodle you use should depend on what kind of sauce you're making.
• Heartier sauces call for chunkier noodles, while lighter sauces call for more delicate noodles.

There are so many different kinds of pasta noodles out there; it can be hard to keep them all straight.

But there is a reason for all those different shapes: certain sauces pair better with certain noodles.


We chatted with Michael Easton, chef and owner of Il Corvo Pasta in Seattle, to figure out the best combinations.

Keep scrolling to see which noodle is best for the most popular pasta sauces.

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