How Much Do You Actually Know About Cooking Pasta?

Cooking pasta might seem pretty basic, yet so many of us do it wrong each and every time! Think you're a pasta savant? Take these 12 quiz questions and find out if you're really cooking pasta the right way!
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Question 1/12

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What is this pasta shape called?
Farfalle
Linguine
Penne
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Question 2/12

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Which is not an ingredient in pasta carbonara?
Egg
Parmesan
Pesto
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Which herb is used for making pesto?
Sage
Cilantro
Basil
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Question 4/12

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What kind of pasta was used in the above dish?
Fusili
Rigatoni
Penne
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No matter what type of sauce is used on top, this pasta is known as....
Fettuccine
Linguine
Spaghetti
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What kind of pasta sauce is this?
Bolognese
Puttanesca
Alfredo
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Which type of cheese is commonly used in stuffed shells?
Ricotta
Cottage
Feta
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When a pasta is cooked al dente, it is ______ when you bite into it.
Soft
Firm
Crunchy
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True or false: You should always add oil to your water when cooking pasta.
True
False
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Question 10/12

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What should you always add to water when cooking pasta?
Pepper
Salt
Garlic powder
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Question 11/12

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Which of these pastas is not usually stuffed?
Tortellini
Rigatoni
Ravioli
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Question 12/12

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As you soon as you drop your pasta in the water you should.....
Stir it
Season it
Dip it in and out
Result
Uh-oh, it appears as if you're a bit of a pasta novice! While you may know how to boil water, that's pretty much the extent of your pasta cooking prowess. Worry not, there's always time to hone in on your carb ready skills!

C+, Pasta Novice

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Right!
You love a good dish of pasta! From linguine to penne, you know how to whip up a pasta to perfection each and every time. Outside of Italy, few know as much about pasta as you do. Go ahead and brag a little, you've earned it!

B+, Pasta Pert

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Right!
Based on the results of this quiz, you're pasta perfect! It's obvious that you live for a good pasta dish. Whether it's penne vodka or classic spaghetti, pasta owns your heart when it comes to food. Few know how to cook pasta as well as you do, al dente perfection every time!

A+, Pasta Perfect

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1
What is this pasta shape called?
Farfalle
Linguine
Penne
2
Which is not an ingredient in pasta carbonara?
Egg
Parmesan
Pesto
3
Which herb is used for making pesto?
Sage
Cilantro
Basil
4
What kind of pasta was used in the above dish?
Fusili
Rigatoni
Penne
5
No matter what type of sauce is used on top, this pasta is known as....
Fettuccine
Linguine
Spaghetti
6
What kind of pasta sauce is this?
Bolognese
Puttanesca
Alfredo
7
Which type of cheese is commonly used in stuffed shells?
Ricotta
Cottage
Feta
8
When a pasta is cooked al dente, it is ______ when you bite into it.
Soft
Firm
Crunchy
9
True or false: You should always add oil to your water when cooking pasta.
True
False
10
What should you always add to water when cooking pasta?
Pepper
Salt
Garlic powder
11
Which of these pastas is not usually stuffed?
Tortellini
Rigatoni
Ravioli
12
As you soon as you drop your pasta in the water you should.....
Stir it
Season it
Dip it in and out