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To think pasta is rubbish?

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Mrstumbletap Tue 06-Feb-18 20:05:13

It's sloppy, tasteless and not particularly good for you. So what's the point in it?

Pasta and meatballs
Spag bol
Tagliatelle
Tortellini
Lasagna

They can all sod off, there are much better dinners.

I also (without any nutritional knowledge at all) think a potato must be better as it comes straight from the ground so therefore less processed = better.

Mash
Dophinouise
Chips
Clearly superior!!

tortelliniforever Tue 06-Feb-18 20:07:17

If it's sloppy and tasteless you are doing it wrong!

tortelliniforever Tue 06-Feb-18 20:07:58

Shop bought tortellini are usually vile though, I'll give you that.

anyoldname76 Tue 06-Feb-18 20:08:03

yabu, my dh cooked a delicious spicy tomato pasta dish last night and it was gorgeous, your obviously not cooking it right grin

Deshasafraisy Tue 06-Feb-18 20:08:04

You’re not making it properly. Buy a cookbook

crackerjacket Tue 06-Feb-18 20:08:05

Pasta is crap

LastOneDancing Tue 06-Feb-18 20:08:19

Agree.

MoHunter Tue 06-Feb-18 20:08:36

YABU, if your pasta is sloppy and tasteless you’re not doing it right. grin

bridgetreilly Tue 06-Feb-18 20:08:50

Pasta is really not very processed. It's just flour and water, and sometimes egg. People have been eating it for thousands of years.

Rebeccaslicker Tue 06-Feb-18 20:09:00

It's nutritionally rubbish.

It's so tasty. Fuck, I miss pasta!

CurlyhairedAssassin Tue 06-Feb-18 20:09:22

You’ve lumped types of pasta in with recipes using pasta.

I would also recommend a good cook book!

FarmerSee Tue 06-Feb-18 20:09:58

I love pasta

Eaten in moderation, and cooked properly. It's very versatile.

YABU

WTFIsThisVirus Tue 06-Feb-18 20:10:21

You're doing it wrong.

i love a good spaghetti bolognese grin

liz70 Tue 06-Feb-18 20:10:27

It's only sloppy if you overcook it, and it's tasteless (unless filled) because it's a starch that you accompany with sauce and meat, veg etc, same as rice, cous cous and other starches. Meh. Eat pasta, eat spuds, eat both (maybe not at the same time), eat neither. What an odd thread.

Worieddd Tue 06-Feb-18 20:10:44

I love pasta
And rice
And potatoes

You’re quite clearly doing it wrong

BertieBotts Tue 06-Feb-18 20:11:21

I think all carbs are rubbish TBH - all bland and boring and chewy. I can't understand the carb love. Give me a vegetable or a piece of meat, something with actual flavour.

But you're right if you have to pick one, the potato is definitely the best.

carinwashingmachine Tue 06-Feb-18 20:11:34

To me dried pasta and fresh pasta are two entirely different foods. Love the latter, would not voluntarily eat the former..

AssassinatedBeauty Tue 06-Feb-18 20:11:58

Potato without the skin isn't better than white pasta. Wholemeal pasta is nice imo, and a decent food alongside veg and protein.

A good lasagna isn't sloppy or tasteless!

toffee1000 Tue 06-Feb-18 20:12:32

Ever since I’ve been able to eat solid food my favourite thing has been pasta. If it’s sloppy and tasteless you are doing it very very wrong!! YABmassivelyU.

FWIW I like potatoes too. They’re not better for you than pasta on the carbs front though.

Bambamber Tue 06-Feb-18 20:12:59

YABU I'm the exact opposite! Not a big fan of spuds in any form, although I'm not adverse to sweet potato. I could eat pasta all day long though. We use whole wheat pasta so not as bad as white pasta grin

RickOShay Tue 06-Feb-18 20:13:00

I’m not that keen on pasta, prefer spuds, would never choose it.

goose1964 Tue 06-Feb-18 20:13:39

try wholemeal it actually has a taste , if it's sloppy it's overcooked

Wallywobbles Tue 06-Feb-18 20:14:02

Everyone loves it here but me. Cardboard.

It's better in Italy but it's still not my first choice.

fluffygreenmonsterhoody Tue 06-Feb-18 20:14:45

I love pasta. And potatoes. The two are not mutually exclusive.

Macaroni cheese and chips is a standard dish in Scotland.

Dinner of champions.

YABVVVU

MongerTruffle Tue 06-Feb-18 20:14:52

Pasta is not overly processed. It's just durum wheat semolina mixed with eggs (or sometimes water).

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