How do I keep pasta from sticking?

@Daelin (683)
Brazil
August 18, 2007 9:45am CST
Some people will just put some oil. I never do that. How about you?
10 responses
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
23 Sep 07
I put oil and salt in the water when I cook pasta. I can't think of any other way to keep it from sticking. Why don't you do it? I am just wondering.
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
22 Sep 07
I see our cook at home put a dash of salt into the boiling water instead of oil...
@rubygrace (649)
• Philippines
26 Aug 07
pasta and noodle - put small amount of oil
I always put oil every time I cook noodles and pasta.
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
26 Aug 07
A larger pan filled with a good amount of water is better than a pan that just fits the pasta and water. The pasta needs room to cook properly. Use 1 litre for every 100g of pasta, so a 500g pack of pasta which feeds four people will require 5 litres of water. By using more water you will avoid having the pasta sticking together after it is cooked.
@ronyle24 (70)
• Philippines
24 Aug 07
I usually put oil and salt everytime I cook spaghetti. There's nothing wrong in putting oil in your pasta, it just helps it from sticking.
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
I think putting oil and salt is the usual thing people do when they cook pasta.. In your case, what is your technique to avoid pasta from sticking?
@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
20 Aug 07
Oil and some salt definitely works, also, make sure to stir your pasta regularly whilst cooking, and drain it and add it to the meal as soon as it is ready.
• United States
19 Aug 07
yes i do that to it seems to work for me i do it all the time with no prombles
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I always put butter on my noodles after I cook them. It keeps then from sticking and gives the noodles some flavor ir you want to eat them by themselves.
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
when you boil paste, put some oil in to the water. So pasta will not stick together after boiling! Good luck with your pasta now!