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When adding pasta to homemade soup do you recommend cooking the pasta first?

  1. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 7 years ago

    When adding pasta to homemade soup do you recommend cooking the pasta first?

  2. foodsCookHome profile image56
    foodsCookHomeposted 7 years ago


    I like to cook my pasta in a separate pot; then drain the pasta and add it to your soup.  The soup is less starchy.


  3. profile image0
    cookingdivaposted 7 years ago

    I usually cook pasta separate and then mix it. However, if pasta is in very small amount then I add it soup pot.

  4. Ty Pearson profile image60
    Ty Pearsonposted 7 years ago

    Yes I do recommend cooking the pasta first when making your soup. You can set the pasta to the side until you have simmered your other ingredients and then add the pasta in at the last minute.

  5. Zaiden Jace profile image68
    Zaiden Jaceposted 7 years ago

    I usually cook the noodles until they are mostly done then mix it in with the soup and cook it fully.

  6. Jonny Hub profile image58
    Jonny Hubposted 7 years ago

    When making soup with pasta, I treat it like making rice. Get your soup the way you want it, then add your pasta cover the pot and let it simmer on low for about 20 minutes. The pasta will be done and you won't have an extra pot to clean.

  7. lilmizknoitall profile image51
    lilmizknoitallposted 7 years ago

    I find that it really depends on the type of soup, if you want a more clear broth consistency, cook first and drain before adding to soup (per pasta directions).  But if you want a heartier soup where the pasta is softer rather than al dente, and the broth you want is thicker then you can add directly to the soup to cook (the starch from the pasta will cloud the broth a little bit).

  8. copymaster profile image61
    copymasterposted 7 years ago

    Yes...everytime otherwise the starch from the pasta interfers with the flavor of the dish.

  9. i_rock_41 profile image60
    i_rock_41posted 7 years ago

    pre-cook the pasta and drain straight away then refill with cold water, this will soak up any excess starch give it a stir and then seive, leave aside untill 5-7 minutes before serving then mix together ,cook and serve.

  10. suzybee30 profile image61
    suzybee30posted 7 years ago

    My grandma taught me that noodles in soup will spoil the pot. What she meant was that cooking noodles in soup will add starch into the water and if not eaten immediately the soup begins to "sour" after a few days. The best thing to do is make the noodles on the side and add them to the individual serving bowls with the soup ladled over it. Store the noodles and soup in separate containers in the fridge for tasty leftovers.

  11. CookwareBliss profile image73
    CookwareBlissposted 6 years ago

    I grew up with cooking them seperatley, there is no right or wrong way to prepare it though.

  12. FinancialChef profile image58
    FinancialChefposted 6 years ago

    Yes - you do want to cook the noodles to "al dente" first - otherwise if you cook them in the soup base they will soak up all the broth and become to soft and you will have to keep adding more broth-  always add the pasta starch ie: noodles, rice etc in the last few minutes of cooking the soup-

    Check out my recipe (hub) for Chicken Alfredo Florentine Soup in my profile! So easy to make!