Everyone thinks they know how to cook pasta. And no one here is doubting you. It is pretty straightforward. But you might be missing out on some cooking secrets that can sweeten the deal.
Carbonara. Spaghetti and meatballs. Macaroni and cheese. Pasta salad. These are just a few pasta dish hall-of-famers. Pasta is such a simple ingredient, pairing well with just about any spice, flavor, or protein you can name. There are so many possibilities; it’s no wonder so many weeknight dinners start with noodles.
But for how simple it is, made of nothing more than eggs, flour, and sometimes water, there is an art to cooking it. For example, adjusting how much salt you add is a game-changer. You can certainly boil water and throw in the noodles without another thought, but a few simple tweaks could take your at-home pasta dishes to restaurant quality in a pinch….