You're on the way home and don't feel like cooking, but takeout isn't a great idea either. Boxed mac and cheese or spaghetti with jarred sauce would do, but combined with doing dishes after still feels like more than you're up for.
Been there? Same. Luckily once you have the ratios it's easy to make pasta in one pot- and if you have an instant pot you can walk away while it cooks too!
The detailed printable instructions for are linked above, but here's the water amounts you'll need as discussed in the episode:
- 6 oz Mac 'n Cheese box: 1.25 cups water (5 oz pasta, 1 oz cheese packet)
- 7.25 oz Mac 'n Cheese box: 1.5 cups water (6 oz pasta)
- 8 oz pasta: 2 cups water
- 12 oz pasta: 3 cups water
- 16 oz pasta: 4 cups water