Thin Noodles

Whether it’s angel hair pasta, Chinese egg noodles, or Chinese vermicelli, super skinny noodles are perfect for soups or served with light sauces. We love to toss angel hair pasta with red pepper pesto, use it in an Italian-style ramen and stir-fry it into chicken chow mein. Vermicelli rice noodles are delicious with Asian dishes as a side salad—we like to toss the cooked noodles with garlic, Thai chiles, fish sauce, fresh herbs and lime juice to create a refreshing accompaniment for barbecued pork. Find these recipes and more in F&W’s guide to thin noodles.

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Whole-Wheat Spaghettini with Pork Meatballs and Corn Cream

Union Square Cafe’s chef Carmen Quagliata makes his inspired version of spaghetti and meatballs with whole-wheat pasta, corn cream, corn kernels and chanterelles. Wine director Jason Wagner finds Montebruno’s vibrant Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is the perfect foil for the earthiness of the dish. Slideshow: Spaghetti Recipes

Friulian Pasta with Zucchini and Zucchini Flowers

This traditional Friulian pasta is called girini, which means tadpoles in Italian. It is made with a very soft egg batter that gets pushed through the holes of a colander in the style of spaetzle. It's good with any number of sauces, but in the fall, it's terrific with seasonal vegetables like zucchini and zucchini flowers. Slideshow: More Pasta Recipes

Tajarin with Grilled Kale Pesto

A combination of kamut and 00 flour makes this pasta extremely tasty and gives it a great texture. The number of egg yolks called for below may sound extreme, but they’re what really make tajarin unique. Chef Kevin Fink’s smart, simple grilled-kale pesto would also be stellar on any store-bought pasta. Slideshow: More Pasta Recipes


From classic spaghetti with meatballs to a gooey four-cheese baked spaghetti, here are fabulous spaghetti recipes.

Why You Should Put Pork Cracklings in Your Pasta

There’s one dish that legendary Boston chef Lydia Shire has never taken off the menu atScampo: the spaghetti with cracklings and hot pepper. 

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Angel Hair Pasta

These angel hair pasta dishes include seafood capellini with saffron and angel hair pasta with red pepper pesto and basil.