7 Mistakes Everyone Makes with Pasta
Avoid these common errors so you can serve the tastiest, highest quality pasta dishes all the time.
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Overcooking the Pasta
The number one mistake people make when making pasta dishes is overcooking the pasta itself. To perfect your next pasta meal, try to slightly undercook your pasta. Check the pasta package for the recommended cooking time, then drain your pasta about a minute or two before that time. This means your pasta is very close to achieving that coveted al dente texture, and you can finish cooking it in the sauce of your choice for a flavorful and perfectly cooked pasta dish.
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Chef Tips and Tricks
Do you put the pasta in without waiting for the water to boil? Add oil? Forget the salt?