Massachusetts: New Study Shows We Really Love Pasta
National Pasta Day is right around the corner (October 17). In celebration, Betway has compiled a report highlighting the most searched pasta dish in each state. In Massachusetts, the most popular pasta is one that adds a little meat to the dish.
Is there a such thing as a “bad” pasta? Probably not. However, there are certain plates (or bowls) that, when prepared right, are a step above the rest. Pasta has the ability to be a feel-good meal wherever you choose to eat it. Whether you dig into pasta dinner on Sunday nights, filled with family, friends, bread, and wine, or head out to your favorite Italian restaurant.
For Betway to compile their report, they analyzed Google search data in every state. The pasta types that had the highest search volume then ranked highest on their corresponding list.
How Much Does America Love Pasta?
The short answer is: a lot. “Lasagna is the most popular pasta dish in the U.S., followed by gnocchi carbonara, ragu, bolognese, and alfredo,” Betway’s report states. With the exception of Alfredo, all of those aforementioned pastas are tomato sauce based. In addition, this report shows that pasta is most popular in the Northeast and Midwestern.
What Pasta Does Massachusetts Prefer?
Betway explained that Massachusetts is in the top five states searching for pasta dishes. What pasta dish are they searching for, and is the most popular in Massachusetts? That would be Ragu. This meat-style pasta sauce style was the top selection in the Bay State by far. It was then followed by linguine and Pomodoro. Evidently, Massachusetts pasta lovers are not in favor of white sauces, with alfredo and carbonara ranking among the least favorites.
Now that you are in the mood for a fresh plate of linguine, here are a few options. Best Things Massachusetts recently detailed the ten best pasta restaurants in the state. This lists everything from pappardelle wild boar in Cambridge to great linguine and clams in Western Massachusetts.