Top 10 must try classic Italian pastas to celebrate World Pasta Day 25 October 2019

04 Oct 2019
Top 10 must try classic Italian pastas to celebrate World Pasta Day 25 October 2019

25 October 2019 will be….. World Pasta Day.

Are you looking for classic Italian pasta recipes to cook? What better time to celebrate your passion for Italian pasta than the weeks leading up to World Pasta Day! Read this blog post and discover the Top 10 must try classic Italian pastas. Every region of Italy has its pasta specialties – from the Roman spaghetti carbonara and pappardelle al ragù Bolognese style to linguini pasta with Genovese pesto sauce. We have all of Nonna’s recipes and know the secrets to cook the perfect pasta dish and can’t wait to share them!


The world loves pasta

I bet you love pasta as much as we do. Italian cuisine is the world’s most popular cuisine with pasta and pizza taking the top spot in a recent YouGov study of more than 25,000 people in 24 countries. It’s no surprise that Italy is the largest producer and consumer of pasta worldwide. Italians consume an average of 26 kilograms of pasta per person each year with more than 60% consuming pasta daily. This is six times the average consumption in Australia and five times the consumption of pasta in the world.

Did you know that there are over 300 different ‘formati di pasta’ (pasta shapes)? Spaghetti, penne, fusilli – ‘pasta fresca all’uovo’ (fresh egg pasta) or ‘pasta secca’ (dried pasta), ‘liscia’ (smooth) or ‘rigata’ (grooved) – the list goes on and on. It is not an easy task to choose the right pasta for a dish and can make a big difference. Don’t be alarmed! Italian Spoon have recommended the most suitable pasta shape for every dish which is important with over 300 to choose from. There are 4 pasta shapes that most Italians have in their pantry at any given time. Can you guess which ones they are? Spaghetti, penne, fusilli and rigatoni.


What is World Pasta Day about?

The theme of World Pasta Day 2019 is the future of pasta, specifically what will pasta look like in 30 years’ time. Chefs and pasta lovers will be involved in the “Al Dente” festival to demonstrate creativity and Italian passion for pasta with one dish inspired by this edition’s theme, #pasta2050. The invitation is extended to bloggers and pasta lovers who will join a “virtual spaghetti dinner” on the 25 October 2019 by using the hashtags #pasta2050 and #WorldPastaDay. Everybody is invited to share photos and videos about their pasta concept on the 25 October 2019 via Facebook events and Instagram moments to celebrate the present and future of pasta.

Here are the 6 trends to understand how pasta will be in 2050:

#1 I EAT TRADITIONAL- Pasta with tomato, the flagship of the Mediterranean diet in the world
#2 I EAT ETHICAL- pasta, vegetables and sustainability
#3 I EAT GLOBAL- pasta fusion: a world of contaminations
#4 I EAT DIFFERENT- pasta with ingredients still to be discovered
#5 I EAT SIMPLE- more and more basic and healthy pasta, in the name of less is more
#6 I EAT CONSCIOUS- pasta and the challenge of correct information: reaffirming that it is good, safe and sustainable

For more detail, refer to 6 trends to understand how pasta will be in 2050.


How to celebrate World Pasta Day?

One of the best ways to celebrate World Pasta Day on the 25 October 2019 is…to cook pasta of course. We have chosen the top 10 must try classic Italian pastas that will impress friends and family with not too much time in the kitchen. Perhaps you could host your very own World Pasta Day party, or if invited to a friend or family member’s place, celebrate the Italian way and bring an Italian pasta dish to share. You could even share photos or videos on the 25 October 2019 by using the hashtags #pasta2050 and #WorldPastaDay as mentioned above.

So which recipes are the best and worthy of a place on the Top 10 must try classic Italian pasta list?

Penne pasta 'al pomodoro' (with Italian tomato sauce)The real spaghetti carbonara1. Penne pasta ‘al pomodoro’ (with Italian tomato sauce)
2. The real spaghetti carbonara





Traditional Italian lasagnePappardelle al ragù Bolognese style3. Traditional meat lasagne
4. Pappardelle al ragù Bolognese style





Bucatini all'amatricianaSpaghetti pasta 'alle vongole' (with clams)5. Bucatini all’amatriciana
6. Spaghetti pasta ‘alle vongole’ (with clams)





Orecchiette pasta with broccoli, Italian pork sausage and chilliLinguini pasta with Genovese pesto sauce7. Orecchiette pasta with broccoli, Italian pork sausage and chilli
8. Linguini pasta with Genovese pesto sauce





Spaghetti with 'cacio e pepe'Spaghetti 'aglio, olio e peperoncino' (with garlic, olive oil and chilli)9. Spaghetti with ‘cacio e pepe’ (cacio cheese and pepper)
10. Spaghetti ‘aglio, olio e peperoncino’ (with garlic, olive oil and chilli





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Happy cooking X


Top 10 must try classic Italian pastas to celebrate World Pasta Day 25 October 2019 blog authored by Vanessa Bottaro

Vanessa Bottaro

Founder and Owner at Italian Spoon
The only thing better than being in beautiful Italy is cooking and writing about Italian food!

I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband Simone and two children. They are my first love! Italian Spoon brings my second love for cooking Italian food and blogging to life and I am loving it!
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