Top Ten Cooking Tips for Making Pasta

Ten cooking tips that will help you cook easy and tasty pasta

We all love eating pasta. It is good to go out and order pasta at your favorite restaurant. But it’s way better when you put little effort and prepare some at home. Nothing can beat the goodness of home cooked meal. 

It’s way better when you put little effort and cook pasta at home!

Making pasta is not too difficult but it can be a bit tricky. To make this process more convenient and easy we bring you a list of Top Ten Cooking Tips for Making Pasta. Here it goes —


Pasta cooking tip #1

#1 To add flavour and reduce stickiness, add salt to boiling water. Reduce the flame and add the pasta with a stir and return the water to a boil.

Pasta cooking tip #2

#2 Not using enough water and insufficient stirring of the pasta can also cause gooey pasta. So put plenty of water.


Pasta cooking tip #3

#3 It is sometimes suggested to add a little oil to the cooking water to help prevent the pasta from sticking together.

Pasta cooking tip #4

#4 Taste the pasta to determine if it is done. Perfectly cooked pasta should be ‘al dente’ which is Italian for “to the tooth.” This means the pasta should be tender but still have a slightly firm bite.


Pasta cooking tip #5

#5 Drain the pasta as quickly as possible because it will continue to cook in the hot water.

Pasta cooking tip #6

#6 If the pasta starts to stick together it can be loosened by taking some of the cooking water that was saved when it was drained and pouring it over the pasta.


Pasta cooking tip #7

#7 Keep fresh herbs on hand as a quick and easy way to add a lot of flavor.

Pasta cooking tip #8

#8 Get the pasta sauce on the pasta immediately after you drain it. Pasta will cool down fast and start sticking to each other without sauce or oil to keep them apart.


Pasta cooking tip #9

#9 Be sure that the sauce and pasta are heated just long enough for them to become sufficiently hot, remove them from the heat as soon as possible otherwise the pasta can become overcooked.


Pasta cooking tip #10

#10 Let your sauce simmer for a while, it helps concentrate the flavors and thicken the sauce.

With #10 we have come to the end of this top ten list. The top ten list of pasta cooking tips has been compiled by us to help all pasta lovers cook pasta with ease at home. Hope you will like this list. 🙏

💬 Please do share which tips you already know or have tried.

🗨 If you know any cooking tip to make easy pasta please share with all of us here in this blog!

Thank You! 


15 Comments Add yours

  1. nathraktim79 says:

    You have put together a very nice list, I knew about some of the tips but not all.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for the nice compliment☺


  2. I had heard about ‘al dante’ pasta but didn’t know what it meant. Now I know! 👍☺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for reading the blog, I appreciate it!


  3. I cook rice and other gluten-free pasta. The tips work for that, as well, but if anything, the rice pasta is more touchy and will stick together so easily! It also gets gooey very easily. So, I usually cook, watch it carefully so it’s not over done, and rinse immediately, or put it in with the sauce I’m using it for.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I have not tried gluten free pasta, but I’ll as it is much more healthier than the gluten one. When I’ll cook it, I’ll keep in mind the tip you have shared. Thank you!


      1. I only do it because I have to:). It is much more expensive than the wheat kind, so that’s kind of a deterrent. I cannot tolerate any gluten at all, even a crumb, so I have needed to try other options. I have learned to work with it, and do enjoy the taste. It does tend to break apart more than the wheat kind once you put the leftovers in the fridge.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. I guess everything comes with their own pros and cons. Atleast it’s good that we have got the option to choose! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  4. These are very helpful tips

    Liked by 1 person

  5. cravethedish says:

    I literally make and eat pasta 4 times a week so, these tips are quite helpful, Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. We cook & eat pasta quite a lot too, only the yummy pasta is to be blamed for that! Thank you for the feedback. 🙏

      Liked by 1 person

  6. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You are most welcome & ‘thank you’ to you too


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s