Pasta Pro-Tip: Save Your Cooking Water
When you finish boiling your pasta, don’t pour all of the water down the drain. Set aside one cup and add it to your sauce as you mix in the cooked pasta. A little cooking water can take sauce from “too thick” to “just right” without diluting the deliciousness. Plus, starch is also saved in the water, which allows the pasta to further cook in the pan with the sauce—giving it texture and flavor at the same time.