How to Make Perfect Pasta like an Italian Chef

These 3 tips will forever change how you cook spaghetti.

If there's one go-to meal on every mom's meal plan, it's pasta. But not only can it get boring, somehow it's easy to overcook. But not anymore...

Celebrity chef and Italian cooking expert, Mario Batali, has 3 special secrets for how to make perfect pasta every single time.

How to Make Perfect Pasta like an Italian Chef

In case you missed it in the video above, let me recap Mario Batali's tips for you:

  1. Heavily salt the cooking water (about 3 Tablespoons per gallon of water)
  2. Always cook the pasta 1 minute less than the box suggests
  3. Finish cooking the pasta for about 45 seconds directly in the sauce (making sure to reserve the starchy cooking water just in case)

Now, the next time you make spaghetti, rigatoni, linguine or any pasta for your family, they'll think it came from a professional chef, but you'll smile knowing that you've mastered the perfect pasta technique and no longer need to call your local Italian restaurant! 

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Sami Cone

Sami Cone

Best-Selling Author & Speaker

Sami Cone is the best-selling author of "Raising Uncommon Kids", is known as the "Frugal Mom" on Nashville's top-rated talk show "Talk of the Town" and educates over a million listeners every day on her nationally syndicated "Family Money Minute". She is proud to call Nashville home with her husband, Rick, and their two ‘tweenage' children.

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