06/11/2013 08:55 am ET

The Best Pasta Shapes: A HuffPost Deathmatch

Are you guys tired of hearing about how much we love pasta? Well, sorry. We're not quite done yet. A quick pasta dish is one of our go-to, easy, satisfying dinner solutions. Even when pasta disaster strikes, it usually manages to taste okay. We love pasta so much, we even decided to give pasta salad another try.

Because these are the kinds of questions you discuss when you spend all day thinking about food, we got to debating which is the best pasta shape of all. Some of us are noodle-twirling enthusiasts, who like a long strand of pasta. Some of us think that the bow-tie shape of farfalle is the best vehicle for sauce. Others of us have given our hearts completely to rigatoni. We went back and forth for so long on the pasta shapes debate, we knew we needed your help. Which do you think is the best pasta shape?

Here's how the Pasta Shapes Deathmatch voting will go down:

  • Round One voting opens June 11 -- vote right now!
  • Wednesday, June 12 at 12:00am Eastern, Round Two begins.
  • Thursday, June 13 at 12:00am Eastern, you'll be able to vote in Round Three.
  • Friday morning, June 14, we'll announce which pasta shape wins the crown.

*This is one of those times that we wished we could have more than eight bracket spots. If we missed your favorite pasta shape, don't forget to let us (and everyone else) know in the comments!



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