10 Types of Pasta Sauce Pairings Everyone Needs to Know

Pasta is love. Pasta is delicious. But you know what else pasta is? Underrated.

Yep, you got that right, pasta is definitely underrated. Because if you experimented enough with Pasta, you’d realise that there’s endless possibilities and no chance of eating it the same way every day. Each pasta shape has its own unique vibe, and a great sauce that you could potentially pair it with. Doesn’t always have to be the restaurant staples, it could even be something you whip up with whatever ingredients you have stocked up. Anyway, to make life a little easier and a whole lot more interesting, we’ve got you a laundry list of 10 great sauce pairings for different pasta shapes. Basically bribing you and urging you to have more pasta every day and include it in your meals as a staple. And why not? When pastas come as healthy and delicious as ours, you could actually switch to the newest diet in town – the pasta 24x7 diet!

But can I eat pasta every day?’

High protein. High Fiber. Vegan. Gluten-free. Soy Free. Macros friendly.

To answer your question, yes, you can. Our pastas are made with protein packed ingredients such as chickpeas, red lentils and brown rice. With 50% more protein and 350% more fiber than regular wheat pastas, you can now indulge in a different guilt-free pasta every day of the week!

For every pasta shape right from rigatoni to macaroni, we have you covered! Read on to find out how to pair your pasta with the perfect sauce.

  1. Creamy Tomato Amori

    Our latest pasta shape – Amori – is destined to be a new family favourite! This twisty shape pairs beautifully with a creamy tomato sauce, making it a perfect base for vegetables like broccoli and mushrooms.
  2. Aglio e Olio Fusilli

    Here is an idea for a healthy and quick mid-week meal. A fusilli aglio e olio with olive oil, garlic and some freshly grated parmesan cheese is sure to please everyone. If you need a bit of extra protein, you can throw in some soya chunks or sausages to make this pasta even more filling.
  3. Baked Penne Alfredo

    A nutritious and creamy white alfredo sauce is our favourite pair for penne. It is delicious and easy to make. Don’t forget to top up with breadcrumbs and cheese before you stick it in the oven for a gorgeous golden-brown crust.
  4. Pesto Rigatoni with Peas

    Peas are a good source of zinc, vitamins C and E, and other antioxidants. Add them to your pesto rigatoni for a well-balanced meal. To make this recipe even more fresh and flavourful, try and make your own homemade basil pesto!
  5. Truffle Mac n Cheese

    The ultimate comfort food for the days when you need it the most. Macaroni and cheese with truffle oil is always a winner, and the fact that this pasta is healthy just makes it an unbeatable combination.
  6. Penne Arrabbiata

    One of the most basic and loved pasta pairings is of course penne with arrabbiata. The red sauce complements this pasta shape perfectly. Add some chili flakes and it’s the perfect meal for Indian families who need a bit of zing with each bite of food.
  7. Garlic Parmesan and Mushroom Fusilli

    This one is a vegetarian’s delight. Pair your fusilli with a garlic and parmesan sauce. This little corkscrew shape is just perfect for holding in creamy sauces. Add mushrooms for a kick of antioxidants and Vitamin B.
  8. Chicken Macaroni Casserole

    A delicious minced chicken red sauce baked with macaroni makes the perfect casserole. Dig in with your friends or family for a nutritious and tasty meal!
  9. Rigatoni with red peppers, spinach and feta:

    Here is an inspiring and easy sauce to sneak in some veggies without compromising on flavour. Spinach is a great source of iron, folate, and potassium. Add some of these greens to your pasta, along with smoky roasted red peppers and feta cheese.
  10. Mediterranean pasta salad with fusilli:

    Short on time? Throw together a Mediterranean pasta salad with fusilli, feta cheese, and olives. You can use a low-fat dressing with olive oil, lemon or balsamic vinegar. Add some fresh vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers and capsicum for a satisfying crunch! Perfect for a light lunch or a healthy appetizer before dinner.

So the next time you're wondering what you can cook at home to beat the midweek Blues or maybe just impress the fam with a whole new dinner menu but the same old inventory, just bookmark this article and start ticking off these delicious recipes one by one. You can't really ever go wrong with the creamy tomato but experimentations like the Mediterranean pasta salad can go a long way in earning you some serious cred behind the kitchen counter.