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How many different types of dried pasta do you have in your pantry?

whs Jun 5, 2012 07:36 PM

Riffing off the rice thread. We have linguine, fettucine, thin spaghetti, spaghetti, pappardelle, trofie, farfalle, penne rigate, pasta mista, and egg noodles...and black squid ink.

  1. Jay F Nov 23, 2012 07:24 AM

    cavatappi (my favorite)
    cappellini (my favorite when cavatappi isn't my favorite)
    orzo (for soup)
    some 00 flour and eggs in case I want to make my own

    That's it. I know what I like, and that's what I buy.

    1. mamachef Nov 23, 2012 07:13 AM

      About twenty-eleven, and I am here to tell ya that Croxetti is one miserable waste of time and $$.

      1. EWSflash Nov 22, 2012 09:28 PM

        Anywhere from one to twelve or so.

        1. Delucacheesemonger Nov 22, 2012 12:38 AM

          Spaghetti-Martelli brand
          Perciatelle-Bucatini
          Orzo-Greek brands that are larger
          Oriechette-The one from DelVerde that looks like ear not the smaller one that looks a shell.
          Soba
          Udon
          Fregola

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            emu48 Nov 22, 2012 12:17 AM

            Been buying here in Israel one I never saw in the States. Barilla brand, a shape called girandole torsades. The name means twists. They're smaller fusilli, basically. Mostly I use penne ... a favorite because they are chewier ... fusilli, bucatini, spaghetti, orzo, ptitim (called Israeli couscous in the States), no-cook lasagna, linguine ... and the locally manufactured and pretty good dry mein or Chinese egg noodles. Oh, and angel hair for making Mexican-style fideos. And dry udon and soba, hauled in by suitcase. I miss being able to buy fresh wonton and egg-roll skins, which in Hawaii I would use to quickly assemble a couple servings of homemade ravioli.

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              Haarlson Jun 10, 2012 06:29 AM

              Hi, our 20 year old son has pasta every weekday lunch — and sometimes weekends too.
              Plumas
              Capellini No.9
              Spaghetti No.6
              Spaghetti No.3
              Wholewheat spaghetti
              Black Spaghetti
              Fideus gruixats
              Maravilla
              Canelones
              Lasagne quick cook
              Wholewheat lasagne
              Green lasagne
              Twists
              Treccine all'uovo
              Tiburón
              Penne rigate No.73
              Tagliatelle

              1. whs Jun 7, 2012 05:42 AM

                Does ramen count?

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                  chefathome Jun 6, 2012 04:33 PM

                  I'm restricted to gluten-free but still have as many as as specialty food store. However, I tend to make pasta more than eat the packaged stuff as I enjoy the process, not to mention the final product.

                  1. Bacardi1 Jun 6, 2012 04:28 PM

                    Big pasta fans here, so always have a nice variety on hand. I mostly buy Barilla, but also order online from Rossi (their "Devils Angel Hair" is TO DIE FOR if you like spicy food). Currently on hand:

                    Elbow
                    Rotini
                    Tri-Colored Rotini - 2 kinds
                    Citrus-Flavored Rotini
                    Radiatore
                    Devil's Angel Hair
                    Penne
                    Spaghetti
                    Thin spaghetti
                    Spinach spaghetti
                    Ziti
                    Small wagon wheels
                    Tagliatelle nests
                    Pastine
                    Italian Herb linguini
                    Fettucini
                    Pappardelle
                    Rigatoni
                    Orzo
                    Medium Shells
                    Small Shells
                    Orecchiette
                    Lasagne
                    Farfalle
                    Small farfalle
                    Linguini
                    Spinach linguini

                    These are just the ones I know I have on hand from the top of my head. I'm sure there are more that I'm just forgetting at the moment.

                    1. Will Owen Jun 6, 2012 03:35 PM

                      I try to keep spaghetti, and some kind of macaroni for salad or mac'n'cheese, vermicelli and the nested kind of fettucini. We're trying not to eat as much pasta as we used to, and certainly smaller quantities. Since I don't really have a pantry per se, a 2' cupboard shelf of pasta plus rice and dried legumes is what there's room for, but we're surrounded by places to get more immediately.

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                        laliz Jun 6, 2012 01:54 PM

                        a box of pastina and a box of rings

                        1. Sooeygun Jun 6, 2012 10:17 AM

                          Happy to see I don't have a problem :). Mr S looked in the pantry cupboard and said, I think we have pasta issues. But some of you have impressive lists.

                          currently: ditali, linguini, fettuccine, spaghetti, spaghettoni, cappellini, penne, lasagne, macaroni, farfalle, cavatappi, two sizes of egg noodles, fusilli, rotini, rigatoni and two kinds of couscous.

                          Wow, maybe we do have a problem :)

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                            Harters Jun 6, 2012 08:46 AM

                            We eat pasta fairly regularly so have a turnover of products - we usually have two or three pastas in the cupboard - currently spaghetti, penne and lasagne. Always the supermarket's own brand or, occasionally, the cheap stuff from the discount shops like Lidl.

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                              circustance Jun 6, 2012 08:42 AM

                              I forgot to mention Soba as another.

                              1. pinehurst Jun 6, 2012 08:27 AM

                                Barilla piccolini mini fusilli
                                Dreamfields Spaghetti
                                Barilla whole wheat penne
                                Prince Large Shells
                                Near East Cous Cous (plain and garlic)
                                Wacky Mac mac and cheese

                                1. melpy Jun 6, 2012 08:16 AM

                                  I don't have a ton of room so I try to keep one long, one short and one tiny. I also usually stock at least one Asian and we always have elbows in addition to the other three.

                                  For example we have the long telephone cord fusili, penne, pastina, elbows and soba noodles.
                                  I try to also keep egg noodles on hand which we also have.

                                  Most of my favorite shapes ate hard to find.

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                                    Philly Ray Jun 6, 2012 07:52 AM

                                    Thin Spaghetti
                                    Angel Hair
                                    Cut Spaghetti
                                    Orzo
                                    Pastina
                                    Lasagne
                                    Gemelli
                                    Large Shells
                                    Rigatoni
                                    Mezze Rigatoni
                                    Elbow
                                    Rotini
                                    Farfalle
                                    Ziti

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                                    1. re: Philly Ray
                                      Cheese Boy Jun 6, 2012 10:58 PM

                                      Philly Ray, I have all that you have (and then some) minus any elbows.

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                                      biscottifan Jun 6, 2012 07:47 AM

                                      Spaghetti, penne rigate, orzo, and egg noodles.

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                                        Novelli Jun 6, 2012 07:40 AM

                                        Casarecce
                                        Spaghetti
                                        Penne Rigate

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                                          circustance Jun 6, 2012 04:55 AM

                                          Only six; spaghetti, linguini, egg noodles, penne, macaroni (in the form of Kraft), and Udon.

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                                            laskiblue Jun 5, 2012 11:40 PM

                                            Egg noodles, rice noodles, rotini, and spaghetti.

                                            1. Cheese Boy Jun 5, 2012 10:15 PM

                                              I used to keep very few boxes of pasta on hand, but in the last few years, I think I've created an attractive stockpile for myself. The brands I have seem to vary depending on sales, but ... Barilla, Delverde, and Colavita seem to be the most prominent right now.

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                                                escondido123 Jun 5, 2012 09:27 PM

                                                My husband is half Italian and we eat pasta at least 3 nights a week. That said, we keep only a limited number of shapes, most Barilla brand: penne (his #1 favorite), spaghetti--thin, thick, angel hair and regular, orecchiette, no-cook lasagna noodles, orzo, elbow, super large shells, large shells, baby shells, campanelle, penne rigata, gemelli, cellentani and then new for us the TJs bronze-die Rigatoni. When I want egg-based pasta usually make it myself though we keep a bag of Pennsylvania Dutch egg noodles for when the need arises.

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                                                  fourunder Jun 5, 2012 07:55 PM

                                                  All you listed, plus...

                                                  Tubetti/Ditalini
                                                  Pastina
                                                  Orzo
                                                  Cut Spaghetti
                                                  Cappellini
                                                  Linguini Fini
                                                  Fettuccini Rigate
                                                  Spaghetti Rigate
                                                  Gemelli
                                                  Mostaccioli
                                                  Lasagna
                                                  Mezza Penne/Rigatoni
                                                  Bird Nest
                                                  Couscous

                                                  I tend to purchase varieties from DeCecco, Barilla and Colavita... and stock up when on sale.

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