Monday, June 15, 2009

Cooked or Dry Pasta?

The Q&A for today is a question I get a lot. Can you use dry pasta in the crock pot? And really the only answer is: It depends on you...

But...I have not had recipes turn out with using dry pasta and letting it cook in the crockpot. If you have, please share with me how you did it...

When I have a recipe that calls for pasta (and many recipes do call for cooking the pasta in the slow cooker) I just omit that step when putting the ingredients into the crockpot.

I choose to cook my pasta (per box directions) in a pot and then add it to the crock pot just before serving (pasta such as: spaghetti, macaroni, etc.)...If it is a recipe where the meat is larger (chicken breast, etc) then I will cook the pasta, put it on a platter and then spoon the slow cooker mixture over the pasta and then serve.

So for me, then answer to Cooked or Dry Pasta would be cooked and added just before eating.

Hope that helps! If you have a question you would like answered about slow cooking, please let me know and I will do my best to find the answer...

Happy Slow Cooking and Hugs...

2 comments:

Kelly said...

I've never used uncooked pasta in the crockpot just in case!! I agree to do that extra step and boil the noodles first!!

Mominin said...

I've never used uncooked pasta...but I make mac & cheese with the pasta cooked. Loving all your great recipes. I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Come by to see what it's about.