The Key To Getting Your Sauce To Stick To Your Pasta
By KAREN HART
Believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to sauce your pasta, if you want that sauce to cling to those noodles. It starts with adding salt to the water you’re boiling, which will add some extra flavor, but that's just the beginning.
While your pasta is cooking, you should begin warming your sauce, because it's best to toss your noodles with hot pasta sauce. However, if you choose to finish cooking your pasta in the sauce, it will take a little longer.
Finally, you’ll want to add some of the pasta water to your sauce, which is the real key to getting your sauce to stick to your pasta. The starchy water will ensure your pasta noodles become the right texture and will help your sauce cling to the pasta.