Pappardelle is flat wide strips of pasta popular in the Tuscan region of Italy. This wide egg pasta holds up well with heavy meat sauces. A traditional recipe includes rabbit served over the pasta ribbons.
You can buy dry pappardelle in many well-stocked grocery stores or in many online specialty grocers. Walmart sells (in-store only) frozen pappardelle which only takes 1 1/2 minutes to cook. You can also purchase dry pappardelle at Amazon.com: Italian Egg Pappardelle Pasta.
If you don't have pappardelle then you can substitute one of these alternatives: