5 Myths About Cooking Pasta

Pasta is one of those dishes everyone can cook with ease, but we tend to abide by many silly rules while preparing it. There are many misconceptions surrounding the proper cooking process of this Italian food, and now’s the time to debunk some of the biggest myths.


Most people rinse their pasta after draining it, but there’s no need to do this unless you’re using it for cold pasta salad.

Adding Oil

Adding oil to your pot to prevent the sauce from sticking to the pasta later on is pretty wasteful because it just makes it more slippery.


Don’t go overboard when draining your pasta. Leaving a tiny bit of water in will do a great job thinning your sauce once you add it to the mix.

Salting the Water

Many people salt the water in the hopes it will boil faster, but it simply doesn’t have that effect. You should still add a pinch of salt to your pot so your pasta wouldn’t be bland and flavorless.

Using Fresh Pasta

Fresh pasta isn’t necessarily better than dried. They’re just different and one works better with some sauces than the other.

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