Best Ways of Cooking Spaghetti

Best Ways of Cooking Spaghetti

Spaghetti is one of the most loved and known pasta around the world, both the youngsters and the old. Cooking spaghetti is quite simple and requires a short length of time – about 15 to 20 minutes are enough. How comforting can it be, knowing you can prepare such a dish within 20 minutes during one of your laziest days, or probably a situation which you were running out of time? When combining with other ingredients, it is the only scenario where the cooking time can be more. A bowl of cooked spaghetti goes well with vegetable salad or sauce.

Here is a breakdown of how to cook this pasta. You just bring your water to a boil, place the spaghetti inside and give it time to be done. It comes from durum wheat, which is a variety specially grown for it. Then it is processed into semolina flour, a particular type, which gives it its characteristic yellow color. 

How to Cook Spaghetti with Eggs, Cheese and Bread Crumbs

This spaghetti dish makes an entirely satisfying late-night meal, as well as a simple, nourishing supper after a long, hectic, tiring day.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings

Ingredients

  • Four tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Four garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • 3/4 cup coarse bread crumbs
  • Two large eggs
  • Four tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • Pepper

Method

  1. Bring a container of water to a boil for your spaghetti.
  2. Heat oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat, add the garlic then salt, cook for 15 seconds or so while occasionally stirring until it nicely browns. Scrape the garlic content into a medium-sized dish. Add the remaining oil.
  3. Fry the bread crumbs in the soil until they are golden and crisp.
  4. Beat the eggs in a small dish with the Parmesan cheese.
  5. Once the water has boiled, add salt into it, then the spaghetti, and cook until it is al dente. Drain it into a colander or strainer then shake off the excess water. Add the spaghetti to the dish with the garlic. Pour in the eggs and toss well to form a coating on the noodles, and cook the eggs as well. If the eggs don’t cook as much as you would want, put everything in a non-stick frying pan and warm it gently while stirring until the eggs get adequately done.
  6. Season with plenty of coarsely ground pepper, then one more time toss with the bread crumbs.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

How to Cook Noodles and Broccoli with Mustard Butter

Noodles cooked with a mass of broccoli florets and mustard butter make an excellent dish. Those who don’t love broccoli can learn to appreciate it and attest to how delicious it tastes.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Yield: 1-2 servings

Ingredients

  • Four tablespoons soft butter
  • Two tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Two cloves garlic, minced
  • Two sun-dried tomatoes cut into small pieces
  • 2-3 cups broccoli florets, broken into tiny pieces
  • Noodles – A pack
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parmesan

Method

  1. Bring a large container of water to a boil.
  2. Cream the four tablespoons of butter with the mustard and garlic. You can do it well later on, then cover and put aside till needed.
  3. After the water has boiled, add in salt, melt the mustard butter over low heat, add 1/2 cup of the pasta water, and the sun-dried tomatoes. Add the broccoli into the boiling pasta water and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove them then add to the butter.
  4. Add the noodles to the boiled salt water and cook them. Then add it to the broccoli mixture. Mix everything well.
  5. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Serve hot on a plate garnished with the grated Parmesan cheese.

How to Cook the Best Spaghetti Squash

For those on a low-fat or wheat-free diet, spaghetti squash is for them.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings

Ingredients

  • One large spaghetti squash
  • Two tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • One clove garlic, finely chopped
  •  1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • One teaspoon dried oregano
  • One tablespoon parsley, chopped

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees-375 degrees Fahrenheit. (180 degrees Celsius-190 degrees Celsius.).  Cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and brush the surface with some of the olive oil. Season it with salt and pepper to taste and bake for 40-45 minutes, cut side down until it is entirely soft. Scrape out the meat and pass it through a blender or a food mill. Cook for a short time to dry it out.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a pan over medium-high heat with the garlic until it is aromatic, careful not to brown the garlic.
  3. Add the squash and cook, occasionally stirring, until it is relatively dry, 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the squash type used.
  4. Remove it from the heat and season it with a scattering of cheese, salt and pepper, thyme, oregano, and half of the parsley.
  5. Serve garnished with additional cheese and pepper.

To sum up

Spaghetti makes a perfect cheap dish that takes much less of your time. The process of cooking spaghetti is quite easy. You boil plenty of water – enough, that it won’t spill out from the container, and no too little since the pasta won’t cook well, then add salt in which you may add little oil. Then add your pasta, and do not forget to stir occasionally. The cooking time solely depends on the quality of the product. Follow the instructions to the letter as given on the packets.

You can always confirm when it’s ready by putting a piece of it. If correctly cooked, some bit of firmness should remain (al dente). Once satisfied that it is fully cooked, drain in a colander or strainer. You can then garnish with salt and pepper to taste, tomato sauce or vegetable dish of your choice. Then enjoy every delicious bite at a time.

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