Tips & Tricks: Cooking Pasta

When cooking pasta I often run into the pot boiling over and making a mess on the stove.  If you add a splash of oil, like vegetable oil, to the water, it doesn't foam up and spill over!

I imagine the same would work with boiling potatoes as well.

Have a cooking tip to share?  Let us know in the comments and we will feature it in a future post!


  1. Thanks for the great tips! I will aim for perfect pasta from now on!

  2. I always add a drop of oil to the water but never knew why! My son told me I shouldn't do it but now I can actually tell him why I do it, thank you :-)

  3. never thought of adding oil to the water, but I also heard laying a wooden spoon across the top of the pot works too, never tried it yet so I don't know


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