One question that can trouble cooks is what pasta do you pair with which sauce? There’s a sauce for every occasion, but there is one that may take style points for silky texture and complex flavors — the heavy-creamed vodka sauce.
Vodka sauce is commonly paired with penne, and the two have become a staple combination like fettuccine with alfredo or spaghetti with Bolognese. However, another pasta pairs even better with vodka sauce: farfalle.
Commonly known as the bowtie pasta, farfalle pairs perfectly with vodka sauce, as the ridges of the bow-tied-shaped noodle allow it to catch the sauce and hold it in place. This ability gives farfalle a perfect pasta-to-sauce ratio with every bite.