Infographic: National Pasta Day

by Robyn Wright on October 17, 2015

in Food

Infographic - Enjoy a new and informative infographic each SaturdayToday, October 17, is National Pasta Day! Who doesn’t love pasta? I know I sure do! All shapes and sizes and even different types, including gluten-free and whole-wheat pastas. The trick is to match up the pasta shape and type with the sauce you put on it. For me, I try to buy more whole-wheat pasta these days which has more protein, but it also works better with heartier red sauces I think. It amazes me at how many different types of pasta are out there for all of us to try. For this week’s infographic I found a fun one about many different pasta shapes.

In case you need some inspiration, here are a few of my pasta recipe posts that you might have missed.

Beef Florentine Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe | Robyns.World

Beef Florentine Stuffed Pasta Shells

French Onion Pasta Recipe | Robyns.World
French Onion Pasta

Super Easy Mac & Cheesy Recipe | Robyns.World
Super Easy Mac & Cheesy

Pasta Shapes Infographic #NationalPastaDay

How will you celebrate National Pasta Day? What is your favorite pasta dish?


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1 Robin October 17, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Ravioli with marinara sauce is my favorite. My sweetheart’s favorite is rigatoni with Alfredo sauce, and I like making that for him (very simple); though that shape is not on the infographic, penne is practically the same thing.

2 Robyn Wright October 18, 2015 at 10:32 am

I love ravioli too! Here in St. Louis we call penne with a meat sauce, mostaccioli and it is very popular. I bake it and put extra cheese on top – this is Hubby’s favorite.

3 Elena October 18, 2015 at 9:55 am

I love pasta. My favorite is lasagna

4 Robyn Wright October 18, 2015 at 10:32 am

I had the best lasagna, gluten-free no less, on my recent trip to Atlanta. It was sooooo good!

5 pricousins October 18, 2015 at 12:26 pm

I love pasta but can’t eat much of it since I have ulcers! I love making lasagna. :-)

6 Robyn Wright October 18, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Is it the pasta that bothers your ulcers or the sauces? I had 6 peptic ulcers when I was younger but I don’t remember pasta bothering it. My doctor had said though, anything that bothers you, just don’t eat.

7 pricousins October 18, 2015 at 8:50 pm

They said to avoid foods with acid and spicy food. I just ate some so I hope I am fine! I usually do avoid most red sauce now though, but today I wanted it!

8 Kristen October 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm

ooh I love stuffed shells!

9 Robyn Wright October 18, 2015 at 6:23 pm

They are so yummy!

10 Leela October 18, 2015 at 5:55 pm

I love lasagna bolognese with fresh noodles and sauce. To us Italians, pasta is a food group ;)

11 Robyn Wright October 18, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Even to us non-Italians pasta is a food group I think! I can’t eat nearly as much of it now (since my gastric sleeve surgery) but I sure do still love it!

12 shellypeterson October 18, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Some of these pastas I haven’t heard of before. My family loves stuffed pasta shells but I have never used beef in mine like your recipe. I might have to give yours a try.

13 Robyn Wright October 20, 2015 at 4:38 pm

I was really surprised at when I first posted my stuffed shells recipe at how many people had never used beef in them because that is they only way I ever had them growing up.

14 tannawings October 19, 2015 at 2:19 am

Love your pasta infograpic. We eat a lot of pata it is filling and good and so versatile.

15 Robyn Wright October 20, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Agree, incredibly versatile!

16 Lisa Brown October 19, 2015 at 4:23 am

Boy, who does not love pasta? It is so versatile, can eat it anytime. I think angle hair is my favorite, although, I don’t seem to buy that form much.

17 Robyn Wright October 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm

I love angel hair with some good olive oil and some garlic and fresh parmesan, yum yum yum

18 Joi Sigers October 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm

I LOVE pasta! When (health reasons) my body decided gluten meant certain death (it’s dramatic, like that), I had to give up traditional pasta. Thank God there are lots of gluten free pastas on the market, so my infatuation with spaghetti didn’t have to ride off into the sunset with doughnuts.

19 Robyn Wright October 26, 2015 at 8:35 pm

What are your favorite types of gluten-free pasta???

20 Joi Sigers October 26, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Unfortunately, there aren’t many varieties yet – spaghetti noodles, penne, and elbow are about it. I did try some gf lasagna noodles that actually turned out pretty great!

21 Robyn Wright October 26, 2015 at 8:59 pm

What about what they are made out of like rice or oat or things like that?

22 Natalie October 26, 2015 at 6:27 am

That super easy mac and cheese looks incredible! Pasta is one of my favorite foods!

23 Robyn Wright October 26, 2015 at 8:36 pm

Yes, the mac and cheese is super easy. Mac and cheese isn’t my favorite pasta, but it is Hubby’s which is why I included it on the list.

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