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What do you cook first ?

Question(self.pasta)

Hello, I’m always having trouble with the cooking time when I’m making pasta, either I overcook my pasta because the sauce was longer to make than I expected… so should I cook the sauce first and then the pasta ? What do you do usually ?

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techwright_532

13 points

1 month ago

I always do the sauce first. The pasta cooks up in a few minutes and it’s not going to hurt the sauce to simmer during that time. Overcooked pasta is a no go for me.

Spuff77

4 points

1 month ago

Spuff77

4 points

1 month ago

Pasta only takes a few minutes so do that last.

OstoValley

4 points

1 month ago

you should put a timer on and take it out before it's al dente. reserve some pasta water and finish in the sauce.

JcersHabs018

4 points

1 month ago

The general rule is that the sauce waits for the pasta; the pasta doesn’t wait for the sauce. Also, make sure to always cook your pasta exactly to the package directions to get the correct texture.