ASK YUMMY: Should You Add Oil to Pasta?

Take notes for your next pasta dish!

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When cooking pasta, should you add oil to the pot of water or not?

The main reason why some recipes specify adding oil when cooking pasta is to prevent the noodles from sticking to each other. However, the result is a flavorless pasta dish since the sauce is not absorbed by oily pasta and slides off the noodles. So it’s better to make do without the oil.

To prevent the noodles from sticking, use the right pot size and a generous amount of boiling water so the pasta doesn't get crowded when it starts to bulk up. Also, it's crucial to stir the pasta during the first minute or two of cooking. If you don't stir, the noodles that touch one another will remain stuck together when cooked.


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