Pasta 101

A foolproof, step-by-step guide to making perfect pasta―from putting on a pot of water to matching up pasta shapes and recipes.

Healthy Pasta Recipes on MyPlate

Real Simple has teamed up with the USDA’s MyPlate, Let’s Move!, and Partnership for a Healthier America to showcase tasty recipes that are low in calories, saturated fat, and sodium. Browse through our good-for-you pasta recipes here.

The Best Tools for Cooking Pasta

Equipment to help you stir, taste, and dish up perfect noodles.

How to Reheat Leftover Pasta

Simple methods for reviving plain pasta and pasta mixed with sauce.