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About the ingredient pasta. Including 396 recipes with pasta, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.

 

What is pasta?

Pasta is a general term for foods made from an unleavened dough of wheat or buckwheat, flour and water, sometimes with other ingredients such as eggs and vegetable extracts.

Pastas include noodles in various lengths, widths and shapes, and varieties that are filled with other ingredients like ravioli and tortellini. The word pasta is also used to refer to dishes in which pasta products are a primary ingredient. It is usually served with sauce.

There are hundreds of different shapes of pasta with at least locally recognized names. Examples include spaghetti (thin rods),maccheroni (tubes or cylinders), fusilli (swirls), and lasagne (sheets). Two other noodles, gnocchi and spätzle, are sometimes considered pasta. They are both traditional in parts of Italy.

fresh pasta

Pasta is categorized in two basic styles: dried and fresh. Dried pasta made without eggs can be stored for up to two years under ideal conditions, while fresh pasta will keep for a few days under refrigeration. Pasta is generally cooked by boiling.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 oz (57g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 211Calories from Fat 7
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.9g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 42.6g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 1.5
Protein 7.4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Pasta is usually found in the pasta section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pasta is a member of the Cereal Grains and Pasta US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does pasta weigh?

Amount Weight
2 ounce 57 grams

Cereal Grains and Pasta

In Chinese:面食
British (UK) term:
en français:pâtes
en español:las pastas

Recipes using pasta

There are 396 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Cheesy Chili for a Crowd
Cheesy Chili for a Crowd
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Cheesy Chili for a Crowd recipe

Easy Meatballs in Sauce
Easy Meatballs in Sauce
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Easy Meatballs in Sauce recipe

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
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Meatballs in tomato sauce is so popular at our daily cooking, it is delicious and filling, and everyone loves it!

Pasta with Spinach and Tomato Cream Sauce
Pasta with Spinach & Tomato Cream Sauce
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Pasta with Spinach and Tomato Cream Sauce recipe

Pasta with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Pasta with Olives & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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A fuss-free and delicious one-pan meal is packed with goodness and yumminess, use whole wheat pasta to make it even healthier.

Greek Pasta Salad
Greek Pasta Salad
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A quick, easy and tasty greek style salad that can be made with or without the pasta!

Maccaroni and Cheese with Vegetables
Maccaroni & Cheese with Vegetables
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A quick, easy and delicious way to make mac and cheese. Adding some broccoli, bell peppers, and mushrooms makes it more nutritious too.

Pasta Salad Dijonnaise
Pasta Salad Dijonnaise
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It's quick, easy to make, and tastes refreshing and flavorful.

Pasta Penne with Pumpkin Sauce
Pasta Penne with Pumpkin Sauce
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Always from Venice this very Autumn like recipe full of pumpkin.

Crys's Pasta Salad
Crys's Pasta Salad
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Takes no time to make, and it tastes divine.

Roasted Broccoli, Garlic and Toasted Almonds with Pasta
Roasted Broccoli, Garlic & Toasted Almonds with Pasta
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Roasting develops lot of delicious flavor, the roasted garlic makes this roasted and garlicky paste that adds tons of flavor into the pasta.

Easy Herbed Pasta for Two
Easy Herbed Pasta for Two
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A quick creamy cream cheese based sauces, herbs, pasta and you have dinner on the table in a jiffy with this quick and easy recipe.

International Sausage Skillet
International Sausage Skillet
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A simple yet hearty easy one pot meal with only 4 ingredients.

Mediterranean Spaghetti with Toasted Walnuts
Mediterranean Spaghetti with Toasted Walnuts
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Toss the cooked pasta and rapini with sauteed shallots, red peppers, sun-dried tomato, marinated artichoke hearts, and olives; sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. A quick, easy yet tasty one-pan Mediterranean meal.

Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) and Pasta with White Bean and Anchovy Sauce
Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) & Pasta with White Bean & Anchovy Sauce
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The pasta and rapini are tossed with a flavorful and creamy white bean and anchovy sauce. The ingredients are so inexpensive, but they create a delicious and wholesome meal.

Italian Roasted Tomatoes, Basil and Spaghetti
Italian Roasted Tomatoes, Basil & Spaghetti
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This is lovely, fresh, simple, quick and easy pasta dish that can be served as fast as the spaghetti can cook. Fresh Italian flavor rings through and the ingredients are perfectly matched.

Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic and Toasted Walnuts with Pasta
Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic & Toasted Walnuts with Pasta
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Definitely deserves 5 star. This was our dinner yesterday, I only made half of the recipe, so I actually roasted the cauliflower and garlic in the small toaster oven. It did take a bit longer, but the result was great. I also added some freshly grated lemon zest, very good.

Tex-Mex Pasta Salad
Tex-Mex Pasta Salad
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A scrumptious salad made with hot chili peppers and monterey jack cheese that is perfect for a summer barbecue!

Leftover Greek Pasta Salad
Leftover Greek Pasta Salad
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This is a great way to use up extra home made dressing. Cook pasta the day before. Then add your leftover dressing and marinate in the refrigerator overnight. The pasta will absorb all the goodness from the dressing and is perfect for a quick and easy lunch or supper.

Roasted Eggplant, Pepper and Garlic with Whole Wheat Pasta
Roasted Eggplant, Pepper & Garlic with Whole Wheat Pasta
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Even if you don't like eggplant, you will love this dish. Roasting develops huge amount of flavor and gets rid of most of the moisture from the vegetables. Roasted garlic just adds more yumminess. A delicious pasta dish that can be served as a side dish or a vegetarian main course.

Portobello Mushrooms and Pasta
Portobello Mushrooms & Pasta
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This was excellent - I had to add in a few button mushrooms because I didn't have enough portobello's but I don't think it altered the flavor too much. My whole family (including my 3 year old) loved it. I served it over spaghetti that I had whipped up earlier in my pasta machine. It was a very quick and easy dish to prepare that would easily be worthy of company...bravo!

Low Fat Creamy Pasta Salad
Low Fat Creamy Pasta Salad
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Nothing goes better with a steak than a delicious pasta salad like this tasty recipe.

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