Not sure what to make for dinner? Pasta to the rescue! This versatile pantry staple is a chameleon when it comes to pairing with sauces, vegetables, and meats. One of the benefits of staying stocked up on short pasta (or any type, for that matter) is that this base ingredient works in every season. Stay warm in winter with a comforting ragu, whip up penne with asparagus and peas come spring, blend herbaceous pesto all summer long, or roast squash and fried sage when the crisp, fall air arrives.
What Is Short Pasta?
There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing your favorite short pasta. Here’s a quick primer on some of the most popular shapes.
- Penne: Short tubes cut diagonally
- Rigatoni: Wide tubes with ridges
- Rotini: spiraled, corkscrew shape
- Farfalle: Similar to butterflies or bowties
- Gemelli: S-shaped strand twisted into a spiral
- Elbows: curved tubes; ideal for mac and cheese
Top Short Pasta Brands
There are lots of pasta brands to choose from on ThriveMarket.com
Montebello brings Italian heritage straight to your table. Its handcrafted pastas (made with spring water and organic semolina flour) are milled in a facility that was once a monastery dating back to 1388.
Not only are Banza’s pastas gluten-free, but each serving delivers added protein. Now everyone can enjoy their favorite dishes!
The Thrive Market Goods line features a range of dried pastas made from classic semolina flour to chickpeas, rice flour, and more.
Best Short Pasta
Pick up a new box—try one of our favorite short pastas.
Montebello Organic Fusilli
This organic pasta is made with mountain spring water and organic semolina wheat flour that’s dried in a traditional drying room.
Banza Rigatoni Chickpea Pasta
With small ridges that cling to rich sauces, rigatoni is the ultimate comfort food noodle. Banza’s version is gluten-free, too!
Montebello Organic Orzo
Orzo is the perfect noodle for pasta salads. Whether you’re toting a container to the beach or just camping out in the backyard, this ingredient will take center stage.
Gluten-Free Short Pasta
A gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you have to give up pasta.
Thrive Market Organic Brown Rice Shells
Make the ultimate mac and cheese (that happens to be gluten-free) with our organic brown rice shells. Each serving offers 4g of protein.
Bionaturae Organic Gluten-Free Penne Rigate
This bag of penne might be gluten-free, but it cooks up al dente just like traditional pasta.
Banza Rotini Chickpea Pasta
With 13g of protein per serving, Banza’s rotini pasta will help keep you full. You can thank chickpeas and pea protein for the added nutrition.
Family-Friendly Pasta Recipes From Thrive Market
Pasta is always a winning dinner—here are some of our top recipes.
How to Make One-Pot Pasta
Gluten-free and extra easy thanks to the one-pot method, this hearty dinner is filled with fresh flavor from mushrooms and kale.
40 Recipes for Gluten-Free Dinners
Quinoa pasta with figs and goat cheese is just one of the deliciously gluten-free recipes you’ll find in this handy post.
Chickpea Penne With Mushrooms and Spinach
Ready in 30 minutes, this comforting pasta recipe is another one-pot wonder that will leave everyone satisfied.