Foodie Friday: How To Make Pasta FAST!

The other day on Facebook, I ran across this video showing how to make pasta fast by cooking it in a frying pan. I thought it sounded too good to be true, so I tried it. And it worked! I was so excited to find an easier way to make pasta fast and also save time waiting for water to boil. I am so excited that I thought I’d share it with you!

Now you can make pasta in half the time using half the water! This how to make pasta fast tip is definitely one to share! Also includes a pasta salad recipe.

How To Make Pasta Fast!

 

1. Pour the pasta you want to cook into a large pan.

Now you can make pasta in half the time using half the water! This how to make pasta fast tip is definitely one to share! Also includes a pasta salad recipe.

 

2. Add cold water. I put about an in inch and a half of water in. I believe the guy in the video says about a quart. You’ll want to add salt here, too. A lot of salt. It’s the only flavor that the pasta gets.

Now you can make pasta in half the time using half the water! This how to make pasta fast tip is definitely one to share! Also includes a pasta salad recipe.

 

3. Turn on the heat to medium high. It doesn’t take but a couple of minutes for the water to boil, then cook as directed on the pasta’s package.

Now you can make pasta in half the time using half the water! This how to make pasta fast tip is definitely one to share! Also includes a pasta salad recipe.

 

4. Drain, and you’ve got perfectly cooked pasta!

pasta

 

And in the time it normally takes for a big old pot of water to boil, and then for the pasta to cook, I made my favorite salad!

salad

So yes, this trick to make pasta fast really works! I can’t believe I didn’t know this trick before! And if my salad looks yummy, here is the recipe for my Arugula Pasta Salad. My Italian Sausage and Penne Bake is always a hit, as is this Chicken Casserole With Veggies, Pasta, and Cheese. For even more pasta recipes, check out my Pasta board on Pinterest.

Funny Things Only Parents Say

If you really think about it, as parents we say some pretty funny things that people who don’t have kids would think just sound crazy. We utter words that they would never in a million years say. Things that don’t even make sense to people without kids. So I present to you my list of funny things only parents say. I actually said each and every one of these things over the last week. And some of these things wouldn’t even make sense to non-parents. But to those of you with kids, I’ll bet you’ll get a kick out of this. I’m leaving names out to protect the innocent.

Funny Things Only Parents Say
Yes, I actually said each of these things this past week