15 ways to celebrate National Pasta Day

We all love our carbs, and today -- National Pasta Day -- is the perfect time to celebrate our love of the dish that can be gussied up gourmet-style or dressed down to serve as the perfect comfort food. Here, 15 ways to celebrate:

  1. Check out the winner of the recent AJC poll on the best places to get pasta in metro Atlanta

2. Try some of our favorite places for pasta in metro Atlanta

3. Visit one of the newest spots in Atlanta to try pasta

4. Make these recipes for black pasta from local restaurants

5. Visit these 11 metro Atlanta restaurants to try black pasta

6. Mac and cheese counts! Get it at these metro Atlanta restaurants

7. Make this winter squash agnolotti, previously on the menu at No. 246 in Decatur

8. Learn to make Watershed's Georgia shrimp spaghetti

9. Make Common Quarter's crab spaghetti

10. Make this bread crumb spaghetti at home

11. Whip up this spicy pasta dish

12. Make fennel sausage pasta for a quick dinner

13. Cook up pasta recipes from the new cookbook "Bianco: Pizza, Pasta and Other Food I Like"

14. Test your pasta shape knowledge with this quiz

15. Vegan? Try these 7 recipes



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