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Whenever I cook pasta the water boils over and causes a terrible mess. How can I stop this happening?

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Use a bigger pan than you think is needed, bring cold water to the boil, add salt and don't add your pasta until the water is on a rolling boil allow room for the pasta to expand because if you don't it will boil over every time. Bring the water back up to the boil and then turn it down so it bubbles just under boiling and never put a lid on it whilst cooking.

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The most common cause of water boiling over when you cook pasta is if you cook it with the lid on the pot. Don't cover pasta fully with a lid. Either cook it uncovered or if you are in a hurry to cook it quicker, just partially cover the pot.

Also make sure you don't overfill the pan with water as this is another cause of overboiling.

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