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    Tips on Avoiding Crunchy Pasta

    Hi, I made my very first Cheesy Pasta last night but it came out quite crunchy. Does anyone have any good trinks on how to avoid this? Thanks in advance!
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    I had cheesy pasta with cauliflower last night and it was delicious, I know it's a pain but I always just ignore the pack and just simmer mine in a pot so it comes out lovely and soft, because no amount of microwaving seems to get the pasta soft x

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    oh my, that looks amazeballs Tracy! I am going to order some cheesy pasta and try it, I have a diddy pot I can put it in so it wont 'get lost' in the pot, lol
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    I'm the same my pot is tiny with a little spout on the edge I think it's actually made for making sauce in, i got it in a pot set years ago but it's perfect for the packs.

    I put my pack in and put in loads of boiling water and just put it on to simmer and basically leave it until all the water is absorbed and the pasta is lovely and soft, ok the pasta is quite sparse so it's more of a cheese sauce with pasta bits rather than cheesy pasta but over cauliflower it's lovely with a little dash of salt and pepper .

    It's actually becoming one of my fav's x
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    i do mine in the micro and its soft. i just mix the pack with the water and leave it for about 10 mins before microwaving it and its absolutely perfect :-) xxx
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    I tried that before but it still didn't get it as soft as in my little pot but maybe it's just my microwave x
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    I opted for using hot water and leaving for 10 minutes and came out much better!! Thanks!
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    I tried letting it soak in boiling water for 10 mins and then micro but didn't work :S oh well, back to hob top!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracyx View Post
    I had cheesy pasta with cauliflower last night and it was delicious, I know it's a pain but I always just ignore the pack and just simmer mine in a pot so it comes out lovely and soft, because no amount of microwaving seems to get the pasta soft x

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    OMG that looks amazing off to make that NOW! my final pack of the day.

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    I always turn my miocrowave power level down to half but you may need to put it in for a minute longer than stated on the packet. x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracyx View Post
    I had cheesy pasta with cauliflower last night and it was delicious, I know it's a pain but I always just ignore the pack and just simmer mine in a pot so it comes out lovely and soft, because no amount of microwaving seems to get the pasta soft x

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    that looks fab, I made my first cheesy pasta yesterday think I put too much water in, it certainly didn't look as appetising as yours x
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    Quote Originally Posted by clairem87 View Post
    i do mine in the micro and its soft. i just mix the pack with the water and leave it for about 10 mins before microwaving it and its absolutely perfect :-) xxx
    I do this as well, my pasta is fine like this..., no crunch!
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