National Pasta Day

Hundreds of years of Italian traditions and expertise have been put into this simple dish. So, every year, we devote a special day to the incredible dish, naming it National Pasta Day.

Pasta comes in various shapes and sizes, and to know more about these, read below!

When is National Pasta Day?

National Pasta Day is celebrated on October 17 every year. The next National Pasta Day is Tuesday, October 17, 2023.

National Pasta Day.


Continue to the frequently asked questions below for answers to your questions.

How do I celebrate National Pasta Day?

To celebrate the day, plan a pasta party. Or, you can cook it with your best friend and dine together. You may also try to invent your shape or enjoy pasta from your favorite place.

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What are the best sauces for various kinds of pasta?

Like linguine and fettuccine, long, flat pasta goes well with creamy sauces as they cling better to the pasta shape. Thicker and chunkier sauces, however, are best paired with short, tubular, or spiral shapes, such as fusilli and rotini.

What are some holidays related to National Pasta Day?

Some other similar holidays, like National Spaghetti Day, National Tortellini Day, and National Fettuccine Alfredo Day, are celebrated every year.

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Pasta Fun Facts

  1. Before machinery, pasta used to be kneaded by foot.
  2. Al dente pasta tastes better and also keeps you full longer. This is because it takes a longer time to digest.
  3. There are over 350 pasta shapes and over four times as many names.
  4. An average Italian eats over 60 pounds of pasta every year compared to just 26 pounds of Americans.
  5. A typical pasta portion is only 100 grams.
  6. Most dried pasta is made with just semolina flour and water!
  7. Spaghetti, penne, and rotini are the most famous pasta varieties in America.

Pasta Trivia

The word “pasta” originated from Greek and Latin, meaning “barley porridge” and “dough pastry cake,” respectively. In Italian, though, it means “paste” because of the way it is made.

Pasta helps increase serotonin levels, the neurotransmitter meant to trigger happiness and well-being.

In Italy, somewhere around 1,700,000 and 3,300,300 tons of pasta are produced every year.

Dried pasta doubles in size when cooked.

The most popular dried pasta brand in Italy is Barilla. The manufacturer also accounts for 25% of pasta sales in America.

Spaghetti accounts for over two-thirds of pasta production throughout the world.

Zerega, the first American pasta factory, was built in 1848 by a French immigrant in Brooklyn.

The first reference in a book of pasta was in 1154.

The traditional Italian way of cooking pasta is called “al dente.”

Pasta Jokes

What do you call a fake noodle?
An impasta.

Did you hear about the Italian chef that died?
He pasta way. So sad that he ran out of thyme.

What do you call pasta with a cold?
Macaroni and sneeze.

How do you say goodbye to an Italian chef?
Pasta la vista!

What type of pasta is best eaten on its own?

Did you hear about the pasta and its cooking water?
Their relationship was strained.

Why did the man get fired from the pasta factory?
He made a fusilli mistake.

Why couldn’t the pasta get into his house?
Because he had gnocchi!

What’s the funniest kind of pasta?

Where did the spaghetti go dancing?
A meatball!

What do you call jail for murderous pasta?
The state penne-tentiary.

What kind of pasta can grant wishes?

Riddles About Pasta

Why did the pasta call up his friend?
He was feeling cannelloni.

What is the best type of tea?

How come no one ever invites ravioli to a party?
He’s a little square.

What do pasta and cars have in common?
I don’t like either al dente.

What’s the dress code at the past convention?

Why didn’t the fettuccine go out for Halloween?
It was too alfredo!

How did the police solve the case of a stolen marinara sauce?
They caught the thief red-handed!

What did the pasta say to the cheese?
It’s grate to meet you!

What type of pasta clings to everything?

What did the spaghetti say to the penne when they were walking too slow?
Go pasta!

What do you call a sad noodle?
Upsetti spaghetti!

Pasta Joke


I wasted all of my life savings on pasta. It was worth every Penne.

This too shall pasta.

The mafia has boiled a man to death in an industrial pasta cooker. Police are still trying to al-dentefy the victim.

I cannelloni believe how good this pasta is.

It’s not just al dente; it’s art dente!

This dish is so good, it’s pre-pasta-rous.

Tortellini in love with you.

A scientist took his dog to work to help experiment on pasta. It’s labranoodle!

I’m feeling a little saucy today!

I’ve been trying to come up with a good pasta joke but it’s in pasta bowl!

Hope you gnocchi how wonderful you are.

Your future is full of pastabilities.

A lady asked me if I needed help when I was choking on some alphabet pasta. She took the words right out of my mouth!

If I waited too long to eat my ravioli, would I be pro-pasta-anting?

You’re quite a dish!

Come and spaghet it!

My friend argued with me that you can’t make a car out of spaghetti. You should have seen her face when I drove pasta!

This may sound a bit cheesy, but it is so grate to see you.

Pasta la vista baby!

It cost a pretty penne!


You can buy good pasta, but when you cook it yourself, it has another feeling.
Agnes Varda

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.
Federico Fellini

I love Italian food, such as pasta or lasagna.
Joey Chestnut

I love pasta with the homemade marinara sauce I had as a kid.
Bernadette Peters

There’s nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta.
Naomi Campbell

In order to create a little bit of confidence, start cooking with pasta. Pasta is phenomenal. Once you’ve cooked pasta properly for the first time, it becomes second nature.
Gordon Ramsay

If I start feeling down, I’ll gorge myself on pasta. That usually does the trick. It’s the Italian blood in me.
Natalie Imbruglia

Pasta is the one food I can’t live without. It’s the food I eat to fuel my running.
Joe Bastianich

If I really don’t feel like cooking, I have a bowl of lentil pasta with Rao’s jarred sauce.
Katie Lee

I’m a huge pasta and pizza lover. I can eat those every single day.
Shay Mitchell

Pasta Sayings

As long as there’s pasta and Chinese food in the world, I’m okay.
Michael Chang

Pasta with melted cheese is the one thing I could eat over and over again.
Yotam Ottolenghi

Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat.
Giada De Laurentiis

I’m a big pasta fan. I’m a big Italian food fan.
Malin Akerman

In heaven, after antipasti, the first course will be pasta.
Steve Albini

Pasta with melted cheese is the one thing I could eat over and over again.
Yotam Ottolenghi

Carbs, especially pasta, are the fuel my body needs to maintain an athletic lifestyle.
Joe Bastianich

Captions for Instagram

Buon appetito!

Eating noodles for long life.

I breathe pasta.

Less drama, more pasta.

It’s pasta time!

Never-ending goodness!

Pasta squad!

Are you ready for spaghetti?

I live for pasta. It’s my happy place.

Eat pasta and run fasta!

Live. Laugh. Linguine.

Every fiber of my being is made of pasta!

Duct tape and pasta are alike; they fix everything!








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