Contrary to cliche, a watched pot will in fact boil. Eventually. But I’d say it ranks up there with watching paint dry and grass grow in terms of riveting entertainment. Plus, when you want to make pasta on a weeknight, who has time to sit around waiting for the water? And surely I’m not the only one who hates having to pour all that water down the sink or lug it out to the garden.
The good news is you don’t need a whole pot of water to cook pasta. The even better news is that you can make your whole pasta dinner in a single pot or pan. It’s the perfect kind of improvised meal that can save you time and effort, while also cutting back on your food waste.