Fresh Pasta Category
Fresh pasta, or pasta fresca, is usually made with eggs, so it's sometimes called egg pasta or pasta all'uovo. The eggs give the noodles a more tender texture and richer flavor, which works well with light, delicate sauces. Fresh pasta usually sold in the dairy or frozen-food case.
Popular varieties include tagliatelle, casarecci, pappardelle, garganelli, and stricchetti.
Fresh pastas are wonderfully tender, but they can turn mushy if overcooked. They don't work well in casseroles or pasta salads, which require firmer noodles or shapes.
Store fresh pasta in the refrigerator for up to five days.