Pasta Hack: How to Prep a Week's Worth in Less Than 30 Minutes by Chef Gigi

Cooking Tips Pasta
6 years ago
Pasta Hack: How to Prep a Week's Worth in Less Than 30 Minutes

Pasta. Kids love it, but that big pot every few days is such a hassle! Cook enough pasta for the whole week at one time. Here’s how!

  • Boil a gallon of water for each pound of pasta in a large pot. Add 1/2 tablespoon salt per gallon.
  • Bring the water to a full boil over high heat. Add the pasta. Stir.
  • Cook the pasta for 5 to 8 minutes after water returns to a boil. Pasta should still be firm to the bite. DO NOT OVER COOK!
  • Drain from water. Toss pasta with enough olive oil to lightly coat and keep the pasta starch from sticking.
  • Portion control servings in airtight containers. Use one container for each pasta dish you have planned midweek. Store in the fridge.

Reheat the pasta, add toppings and dinner is ready!

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire ... and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

Pasta
Pasta $1 & Up
Pasta Pots
Pasta Pots $10 & Up

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta Casserole Recipe Is What's for Dinner

Pasta You'll Want to Splurge On: How to Make Penne With Saffron & Sausage!

Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe With Crispy Parmesan Chicken Will Leave Your Family Speechless

This Cheesy Taco Spaghetti Casserole Recipe Is Pure Genius

Chef Gigi
A question from a reader:
Q: how much oil to not stick?
A: Just to coat - if u drench it in oil the pasta won't hold a sauce later; because it is like a sponge! Just enough topcoat the starch molecule and let er' slip not stick!
Chef Gigi
Correction: boil pasta 8-10
Min or as package directs

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

3-Ingredient Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms Recipe Is Ready in 10 Minutes

Big Ole Bill's Authentic 3-Ingredient Italian Ciabatta Bread Recipe

Best Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe: Perfectly Seasoned Potatoes in 20 Minutes