Sunday, April 13, 2008


If you have ever hated to boil pasta because it:

a. always boils over and makes a mess
b. takes a sweet forever to boil
c. the pasta sticks to the bottom of the pan and is a pain to scrub off
d. all of the above
then I have the perfect tip for you!

I read this tip for boiling pasta several months ago and was a huge skeptic. I thought that there was NO way it was going to work so I didn't try it for awhile. Then one Sunday I thought.....what the heck.....and gave it a shot. And boy was I shocked and surprised!

Here's how it works...............

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Put in more water than you normally would in the pot. When the water starts to boil, add your pasta, turn off the burner, set a timer for 15 minutes and leave it alone. At the end of 15 minutes drain it and you will have pasta that will be perfectly cooked and not stuck to the pot! For smaller pasta or frozen tortellini simply decrease your cooking time.

I promise it works like a charm every time! Try it and see!


  1. Hmmm~ I'll have to try that :-)

  2. :( Mine still boiled over...I guess I put too much water in :(

  3. Should you initially stir the pasta around or just dump it in?
    I'll definately give it a try!

  4. I just dump it all in- no stirring and it works like a charm. If you turn off the heat immediately- it shouldn't boil over. One time I forgot for a minute or two and it did boil over. Try it!

  5. Worked great!! I always overcook, so this is wonderful!! Thanks for the tip, Shannon..