Spaghetti and other pasta varieties are staples of the American diet and they’re typically inexpensive to buy.
If you’re like me, you stock up on two-pound boxes of pasta at Aldi that sell for about a buck apiece. But what do people who cook for a living have to say on the subject?
3 brands of boxed pasta worth buying
Michael Easton, chef and owner of Il Corvo Pasta in Seattle, would recommend that I shop for pasta elsewhere.
He told the INSIDER that when you buy top quality pasta noodles like the three brands on the list below, it’s easier to cook them al dente. Here are the three brands of pasta that he recommends:
1. De Cecco
— Pasta De Cecco (@DeCecco_pasta) April 3, 2017
— PastaRummo (@PastaRummo) August 21, 2016
3. Rustichella D’Abruzzo
— Canteen & Supply (@Canteen_Supply) November 16, 2016
These three brands are more expensive than the typical boxed pasta from the store — $2 to $6 for a pound of spaghetti.
I haven’t tried any of them yet, but when I was chatting with a friend about them earlier, we both recognized De Cecco’s packaging from either T.J. Maxx or Marshalls.
I also found them available for sale online by searching on Amazon, Target and Walmart’s websites.
If these brands are too expensive, Reddit users have suggested trying Garofalo, Barilla or Trader Joe’s brand pasta. Let us know your favorite in the comments below!