7 pasta mistakes you should never make
Select the right shape of pasta
There's nothing worse than spending time and effort on making a delicious pasta sauce and then realizing you haven't chosen the right shape of pasta!
So bear in mind these rules when it comes to choosing the perfect type of pasta:
- Long and thin spaghetti is made for sauces that are fluid and thin, like carbonara.
- Pasta with ridges like rigatoni or spiral pasta is perfect for thick, stewed tomato sauces, like bolognese.
- Short pasta like macaroni or shells is perfect for sauces that have pieces in them, like a broccoli and sausage sauce.
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