Are you a pasta lover? If so, you should know how to make the perfect and luscious pasta dish that invites others to try it! However, most of the pasta lovers think that cooking pasta is easy when you just have a delicious sauce. No, it is not! For the perfect pasta dish, there are some tips and tricks to follow. Here in this post, I’d like to share some pasta cooking tips that are really easy to follow and that will give you the best ever luscious looking delicious pasta dish!
Know how to Cook the perfect pasta
Even if you use the best pasta sauce ever, you cannot get the right taste if your pasta is overcooked or undercooked. This is where you need to know how to cook pasta perfectly. You need to cook the pasta until al-dente for a great dish! Beginning with such pasta cooking tips you are going to cook the best ever pasta dish!
Find the delicious pasta sauce
Well, now you have perfectly cooked pasta, but there are other pasta cooking tips you need to follow. The next step is to make the best pasta sauce for your dish. Your sauce can be a combination of different sauces or just one sauce directly from a bottle or can. If you’re feeling creative, you can take a traditional sauce and personalize it. For example, when cooking penne alla vodka, you can spice things up by adding crushed chili flakes for the perfect spicy vodka sauce recipe. Whatever sauce you use, it should be perfect with the flavour and appearance to make your pasta dish look luscious. If you don’t have time to prepare pasta sauce from scratch, it is always good to use pasta sauce with different flavours. To make your dish healthier you can go for Pasta Sauces Made with Organic Meats to get the right flavour quickly and easily.
Don’t throw your pasta water
Once you have both perfectly cooked pasta and the best pasta sauce which gives flavour and consistency, you have an inviting pasta dish! However, there is a simple trick to make your pasta more luscious! Here is how.
Normally it is a practice to drain water after cooking. But don’t waste your pasta water. Use a few spoons of this pasta water to make your pasta sauce more starchy and silky. When you cook your pasta sauce, add a few spoons of pasta water to it and then add on to the pasta dish. You can make your pasta water starchier at the time you boil pasta. At this time add a spoon of semolina flour into the pot you boil water. This will make the starchy pasta water which look silky.
Finally, with the above three steps, you will have an inviting and delicious pasta dish which has a lot of flavours. Indulge yourself in such a pasta dish and you’ll surely love the taste too! With these tips, you can try delicious pasta recipes including Pasta in Bell Pepper and Tomato Sauce and Saucy Pasta with Sausages.
Are you a pasta lover? What are your tips to cook a plate of luscious pasta? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.
These are amazing and very helpful tips. Pasta is one of my all time favorite dishes.
Ah. That pasta water trick is genius. Why haven’t i ever thought to do that before?
I love these tips. Pasta is always my favorite!! I especially like the tip about saving the water used to cook the pasta. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much for these tips. Pasta is one of my favorite foods. We have it weekly.
It NEVER occurred to me to use the same water for the sauce. I’ll have to give this one a try.
If I could live off of pasta, I would. I absolutely love the stuff! This is a great guide, I’m all about making my own pasta sauce and I can 100% agree that adding some of the water back in to the dish makes it that much better. 🙂
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Great post!These are wonderful tips. Having the right pasta sauce is very important.
Thanks for the cool tip on the pasta sauce. I never would have thought of using the water, but you are right. I imagine it would make it more starchy. Although I guess that would depend on how much water you boiled the pasta in as well. Too much water and you might not get too much benefit from keeping it.
Hmmm, this makes my mouth water and it looks super delicious too. I am going to try it at home.
I’ve never tried using the pasta water in my sauce! I’ll have to give that a try!
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Pasta water to make the sauce interesting tip… …..
I’m certainly not a cook so this was very helpful to me! I didn’t know you can still make use of pasta water. ??
Those are some amazing Tips I was not aware of 🙂
Well, I cook occasionally though but still love cooking and having pasta 😀
Thanks for sharing dear 🙂
I looove pasta! I don’t typically make it at home, but with these tips I’m feeling inspired to try.
I love pasta! Its one of my favorite quick and easy recipe at home. My kids love it too. Thanks for posting about these tips. Honestly, i didnt know about adding a few spoons of the pasta water can add magic to my sauce. Like anybody else i do drain all the water after cooking the pasta. Thanks for the tips!
I was same until I found this tips.Pasta water adds thickness and appearance for the sauce. 🙂
Yes! The secret to a great pasta emulsion is the starchy water added to the final phase of cooking. I love pasta!!! My favorite is a creamy pesto with porcini mushrooms and lots of fresh ground pepper. My god, I am salivating!!!
Seems you already someone who uses the pasta water.So it is confirmed that this tip work! 🙂
Delicious tips! I don’t cook pasta very often but you really made me want to do so. I will try that flour tip too, it sounds good. I am visiting your blog for the first time and you seem to have plenty of excellent content here. Keep going! 🙂
Thanks for the comment.Yes,this blog is full of Sri Lankan recipes… 🙂
Ooooh, I really love pasta but I never learned how to cook. These tips will be of great help at the time I will try to learn how to cook pasta! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
You’d love a delicious pasta dish made by you 🙂
Surely helpful tips for cooking the best pasta. Pasta is my most favorite dish! The tip with the pasta water is something I should try. It can get a bit dry sometimes so this should help.
sure,you’ll have the delicious pasta plate with this tip 🙂
I’ve known that al dente is the way to cook pasta. And finding the right sauce for each pasta is the key to a great food experience. But it’s my first time hearing that pasta water shouldn’t be thrown out. I’ll definitely try your tip the next time I cook pasta. I’ll see how it goes.
It will sure make your pasta sauce looks vibrant! 🙂
I love these tips! I never knew about adding pasta water to my sauce. I usually just drain them in the sink. I’ll try that trick next time I cook pasta for the family! 🙂
I checked out your how to cook pasta article too. you’re right that the sauce doesn’t stick well to the pasta if you add in a tbsp of oil into the mix. And I love your tip about the pasta water. Definitely gonna try that trick with my next marinara pasta. 😀