Macaroni (/ˌmækəˈroʊni/, Italian: maccheroni) is dry pasta shaped like narrow tubes. Made with durum wheat, macaroni is commonly cut in short lengths; curved macaroni may be referred to as elbow macaroni. Macaroni is a type of pasta and is shaped elbow, and it’s the sole reason it’s called elbow macaroni. It’s dry pasta and you will be surprised to know macaroni was not even considered as pasta in the early ’80s. tube-shaped food made of dried wheaten paste” [Klein], 1590s, from southern Italian dialectal maccaroni (Italian maccheroni), plural of maccarone, name for a kind of pasty food made of flour, cheese, and butter, possibly from maccare “bruise, batter, crush,” which is of unknown origin, or from late Greek makaria “food  Macaroni is a variety of pasta and is used to make various pasta recipes. In fact macaroni can be substituted in many recipes which call for other types of pasta like penne, fusilli, rigatoni etc. Whenever I make any Pasta recipe, I always try to add some vegetables to it. In southern Italy, maccheroni means various kinds of durum wheat semolina pasta, either short or long, hollow or not, smooth or ridged. Maccheroni is a generic name, but every specific type has its own name. Macaroni and cheese is popular because it’s delicious — the immediate, gustatory payoff of any food centered around starch and cheese should be fairly straightforward. It’s also caloric, which carries with it its fair share of delights. Pasta is made from grain, one of the basic food groups in a healthy diet that also can include vegetables, fruits, fish, and poultry. It’s a good source of energy and can give you fiber, too, if it’s made from whole grain. That can help with stomach problems and may help lower cholesterol.