Pasta is a type of food that is made from unleavened dough consisting of wheat flour and water, or sometimes eggs are added to create a richer texture. This dough is then formed into a variety of shapes, including spaghetti, penne, lasagna, and macaroni, to name a few.

Pasta is a versatile ingredient that can be cooked in many ways, such as boiling, baking, frying, or sautéing, and is often combined with flavorful sauces, meats, seafood, or vegetables. Tomato-based sauces, cream sauces, and pesto are some of the most popular types of pasta sauces, but the possibilities are endless.