The Best Dried Pasta Brands
Real Simple staffers used their noodles to find the best dried pastas among 80 different varieties. Ciao down!
When in Rome, go for handmade noodles. When at home, opt for this most common store-bought pasta variety, made with semolina flour (similar to coarse white flour). These winners boast a sandy exterior with tiny crevices that help sauce stick. Plus, they’re sturdy enough to pair with Grandma’s Bolognese.
RS long-pasta pick: Barilla Thick Spaghetti, $1.70 for 16 ounces, at supermarkets.