Whether you’re looking to dip your toes into the world of making pasta at home, or you’re a seasoned pasta expert looking for fresh new shape ideas, take inspiration from Food Network Canada’s resident pasta queen Jillian Barreca. Jillian’s artful approach to pasta incorporates playful colour and shape for seriously impressive results. Read on to get inspired by some of Jillian’s most viral pasta shapes.
Bows are majorly trending right now, and what could be more chic than making your very own bow pasta? You can mix and match with different stripes to give these sweet little pasta shapes personality. We promise, these taste so much better than store bought!
Our most liked pasta video on TikTok, these adorable gnochettis are hand-rolled and oh-so satisfying to make. All they require is a gnocchi board for their distinct ridges, which are perfect for soaking up whatever tasty sauce you decide to pair them with.
Groovy, baby! This playful floral pasta is perfect for welcoming spring, and was one of our most popular pasta videos ever. Basic flower cookie cutters are all you need to achieve this look, and it’s perfect for getting the kiddos involved, too. Serve with a simple drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of Parmesan.
These sweet little pumpkin gnocchi couldn’t be cuter! Our followers agreed: this fall-themed pasta was our most saved pasta video ever on TikTok, and one of our most shared videos on Instagram. Safe to say, the fall lover in your life will be over the moon if you make these for them.
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Almost too pretty to eat, these rainbow hearts use a simple strip stacking method to achieve their uniquely striped look. We love the idea of playing around with different colour palettes for special occasions, like pink and red for Valentine’s Day, or pastel hues for Easter. The options are endless!
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What’s more romantic than a plate full of heart-shaped ravioli for that special someone? One of our most liked and shared pasta videos ever, we love the idea of serving this up for Valentine’s Day or even making them together for a sweet date night. Use heart-shaped cookie cutters and get creative!
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