Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Pasta

Cooking pasta
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Pasta is one of the most beloved dishes in the world that’s super easy and quick to prepare, and most importantly it’s absolutely delicious. Even though preparing pasta is easy, there are a few beginner mistakes that should be avoided if you want to cook perfect pasta, and here are some of them.

Forgetting to Salt the Water

Don’t forget to add salt to the water when it comes to a boil and before adding pasta because this simple step can actually make a huge difference. Salting the pasta water will add flavor but also improve the texture of your dish. Don’t skimp on this ingredient and make sure to always add at least one and a half tablespoons of salt for every pound of pasta.

Washing Off Cooked Pasta

Rinsing the pasta once it’s cooked is one of the most common beginner mistakes that should definitely be avoided. Washing the pasta will also wash off the salt and starch, which means that your pasta is likely to lose flavor.

Not Cooking Pasta In The Sauce

No matter what type of pasta you’re making, don’t just top your pasta with the sauce and eat it like that. Every single pasta dish is supposed to be cooked in the sauce in the end because this way it’ll absorb it and taste so much better.