We suggest mixing whole wheat and white flour pasta half and half. The white flour pasta is highly processed and cuts out so many nutrients found in wheat. The white flour gives a more mild flavor but lacks nutrition. Half and half is a good compromise if you don't want to eat all whole wheat.
How to Cook Noodles or Pasta
Select the correct size pot for the amount of pasta you are cooking:
For every 1 lb of uncooked noodles you’ll need 4 quarts of water.
This information will help you choose the correct size pot for boiling the water.
Making pasta for Mac & Cheese Recipe (serves a crowd of 10):
Fill a large soup pot with 8 quarts of water (2 gal). This is a big pot!
Bring the water to a boil first then
- 1 Tbs. salt
Once the water has started boiling, carefully add 2 lbs of noodles.
Use 1 lb. of whole-wheat noodles and 1 lb. of regular noodles
Stir the noodles into the water so they don’t stick together or to the bottom of the pot.
Bring the pot back to a boil and time the noodles.
The time will be different for different shapes of noodles. Check the package. The noodles usually cook within 8-10 minutes. Set the timer for the correct cooking time.
Once the timer goes off, turn off the heat:
Use a slotted spoon and take out a few noodles to make sure they’re cooked. Be careful not to burn your mouth!
If you decide the noodles are done, pour the noodles into a colander. Shake the colander to drain all the water out of the noodles.
The noodles are now ready to mix with the cheese sauce for Mac & Cheese or red sauce…or sauce of any kind!.
Tips for cooking spaghetti:
If you’re cooking spaghetti for a crowd, toss the drained spaghetti with ¼ cup of olive oil so it doesn’t clump together. The olive oil tends to keep the sauce from sticking to the pasta, but when you’re cooking for a crowd, it’s your best option.
If you’re just cooking for the family, don’t toss the spaghetti with oil. Just drain it and toss with a little bit of the sauce, until you’re ready to serve.