Some pasta shapes are more suited to certain dishes than others. This useful guide shows you the perfect pasta and sauce pairings so you can create great tasting meals for the whole family to enjoy.
Pasta is an important foundation for many Italian dishes. Napolina's wide range of pasta come in all shapes and sizes.
We recommend pairing your pasta with the appropriate sauce for a fuller flavour.
Thin and long pasta, such as Napolina Spaghetti, is more suited to cream or smooth tomato-based sauces that lightly coat the pasta, such as our creamy Spaghetti Carbonara.
Pasta that is more complex in shape, such as Napolina Fusilli, is better served with chunkier sauces that get caught in the spirals of pasta. Our delicious Italian Tuna Pasta Bake features fusilli pasta and is packed full of flavour.
Other shapes such as Napolina Conchiglie, catch the sauce in their shell-like shape. Our Chicken Pasta Bake uses Conchiglie pasta and is a perfect midweek meal for all the family.
Try Napolina Bronze Die Pasta, which has a rougher texture to hold more sauce. It is is extruded through bronze dies to create a rough, porous surface. When cooked, the rough surface of the pasta allows full absorption of added sauces.