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Perfecting Pasta

April 19, 2022

You can’t go wrong with pasta—except when it comes to how long to cook the pasta. This week’s tip cleverly helps you hit that sweet al dente spot. Mangia!

Cooking Tip:

“Do not add oil when cooking pasta; this will only result in coating the pasta and making it difficult for the sauce to adhere. If you use enough water to begin with, pasta will not stick.”

Mary Ann Esposito
Ciao Italia


This is a fun take on the traditional spaghetti and meatballs. To have a dinner ready for a rainy day, you can double the meatballs and freeze half—you’ll be happy you did!

Bucatini with Spicy Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs


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