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Mueller’s Pot-Sized Pasta & My Kitchen Shortcut

Mueller's Pot-Sized Pasta Thin Spaghetti

I remember cooking spaghetti with my dad as a kid and always standing back when he broke the noodles. They went all over the place before going into the boiling water. I grew up loving spaghetti.

Mueller's is known for their pasta and now as an adult, spaghetti is one of my family's favorite meals. It is our go-to meal on busy weeknights and we also love to use Mueller's to make cold pasta salads as well. We love our pasta in this household. We also love shortcuts.

I am a lover of shortcuts. Especially when they genuinely save me time rather than causing me to have to do something over.

At Mueller's they are a little obsessed with shortcuts as well. And when it comes to cooking – anything that makes things in the kitchen go faster, easier, better… we are all in, right? That’s how they came up with the idea for their new Pot-Sized Pasta. All those little pieces of broken pasta on the stovetop? Gone.

Mueller's Pot-Sized Pasta

MUELLER'S POT-SIZED PASTA

Mueller's Pot-Sized Thin Spaghetti is half the length of traditional pasta eliminating the need to break it over the pot. But because it comes in a unique, top-opening box, it's still the same amount of pasta per package a whole pound. Mueller's Pot-Sized pasta is just the right size for a stovetop pot, it doesn't have to be broken in half. No breaking means no mess and less waste.

WATCH HOW EASY IT IS TO USE MUELLER'S POT-SIZED PASTA

My son made our thin spaghetti that night. It was very easy for him to make:

 

MY KITCHEN SHORTCUT

So here is what my family does to save a lot of time in the kitchen. We pre-package leftovers in single servings. That way once a week, everyone gets to pick exactly what they want or there is dinner for two or three when not everyone is home. My kids even heat them up and take them to school heated for lunch.

We save so much money and have so much less food waste by packaging the leftovers like this. We even use re-usable containers that easily fit one portion or two.

stir fry dinner meal or leftovers stored in glass containers

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A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE KITCHEN SHORTCUTS

  • Preserve fresh herbs in olive oil by freezing in ice cube trays
  • Quickly cut potatoes with an apple slicer
  • Use scissors to cut pizza instead of a knife, or even a pizza cutter

SO WHAT DID WE MAKE WITH MUELLER'S POT-SIZED PASTA?

We made one of my favorite recipes of Bolognese over Thin Spaghetti:

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  1. Joni Caraway (trippygrandmaof3)

    Voted, Best of luck to you!

  2. I’ve seen this pasta on shelves. For Xmas, Hubs got me Rachel Ray’s pasta pot so that I don’t have to break spaghetti anymore. Murphy’s law that Mueller came out with this now!

  3. Raijean

    I love Meullers pasta!! I think I may try this, this week!

  4. What a great idea to pre-package leftovers into single servings. I need to do that when my Hubs isn’t going to be home. I have a problem cooking when he isn’t home, and then I eat junk.

  5. Mel

    I’ll have to look for this pasta. That’s a great idea to freeze single portions. I bet we’d waste so much less food if I did that too!

  6. I always break the noodles and always wondered why they don’t make them pot sized. Sweet, I am going to have to look for Muellers.

  7. I love that the pasta is pot-sized. That is so simple, yet so brilliant. It’s time someone got around to doing it that way.

  8. I ALWAYS get little pasta bita all over my stove with normal pasta. This would be awesome!

  9. Karen

    This looks really good! My daughter is such a picky eater and pasta is the only thing that she will eat lately. Always looking for a new pasta!

  10. I also pack up leftovers in single servings because that makes it easy for my husband to pack his own lunch for work – and that is less for me to have to do 🙂

  11. Daisy

    I have to find this! Pot-sized sounds great because it’s much more practical, especially on busy nights when I am trying to quickly make dinner.

  12. I always break pasta and I know I’m not alone. This is genius! Save me from picking up all the little bits that go flying after breaking in half! lol

  13. I like that there is finally spaghetti that will fit in the pot! Also love the idea to store in individual containers so people can take them for lunches. We’re way more likely to use them that way.

  14. I saw this when I was shopping the other day! I about bought some but I need to get rid of the stuff I have first and then I can start cooking with this!!

  15. I love this!! I get pasta all over the place when I break it to fit in the pot. I will have to check this out. Thanks!!

  16. Love shortcuts, and these are great! And how ingenious to come up with spaghetti that doesn’t have to be broken in half and then cleaned up as half of it goes flying around the kitchen! Brilliant!

  17. I like that tip about freezing things in single serving portions. We’re soon to be empty nesters and I have to learn when our daughter is gone this fall how to cook again for 2! Dinners will be so much easier if I make a lot and then freeze single portions for a future meal.

  18. I’ve never really thought about packing leftovers in single serve containers! That’s such a great idea!

  19. This is so handy. I always make a mess when I break pasta.

  20. I haven’t seen this in the grocery, will have to look.

  21. Angela

    I try to always make extra to freeze. Great tip!

  22. Terri

    Voted, all this best to you

  23. I’ve never seen these! My husband would love them! He does the cooking in our house, lol!

  24. I have seen these but never thought it was something I would bother with due to it costing more.

  25. Well this is certainly a great idea! I get spaghetti everywhere when I try to get it into the pan.

  26. this is awesome for portion control too! I like this idea!

  27. I love this pasta and that it fits the pot.

  28. Pam

    I love the pot sized pasta. My kids always make such a mess trying to break normal pasta.

  29. I tried the Pot Size pasta the other day and I’m totally hooked; I can get 2 packages, 2 lbs of pasta into one pot without any problem.. This is one happy Mama..

  30. I love that this pasta is pan-sized! I will kind of miss having to snap it in half though!

  31. We always freeze our leftovers and portion them out into lunch time meals for the next day. You will see spaghetti go to waste here!

  32. I think pot size pasta is a great idea! I hate how pasta sticks up out of the water when I boil it!

  33. where was this over the weekend when I sent approximately eleventy billion shards of spaghetti across the kitchen? the kittens had fun playing with my mess… we love Muellers pasta. great tip!

  34. martha

    We finally found this in a local store! So happy. Something we need because breaking pasta makes me crazy

  35. samantha

    This pasta is a great idea because what is the first thing I do when I make pasta? Break it in half to fit in the pot. Love you tip for freezing leftovers in single portions too!

  36. I saw this like once and I remember thinking these people are geniuses. I’m not sure why there wasn’t something like this out sooner. Unless there was and I’m just finding out! 🙂

  37. These are both such great ideas! I love saving time in the kitchen.

  38. I’ve often wondered why pasta companies didn’t make spaghetti noodles that you didn’t have to break before putting them into the pot. Glad to see that’s available now!

  39. I haven’t bought any yet, but pot-sized pasta is so smart! I can’t believe it hasn’t been produced before now. It’s such a great concept. I also love the single-serve freezer dishes.

  40. Love that they finally came out with this!!! I love your tips….I do that too!!!

  41. Pot sized…brilliant! Why didn’t that come around sooner. I can’t tell you how many times I have had pasta bits flying around the kitchen when I try to break them in have!

  42. This is definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of that” things! So smart. I hate when the pasta flies everywhere!

  43. I almost find this funny. We’ve been doing this all my life but now it is official and pot size! A time saver!

  44. Amanda

    This just makes sense to have pasta that actually fits into the pot!

  45. What a brilliant idea! This is a great idea for kids as well.

  46. Javeriya

    These are some great stuff you shared today. I swear I always had to face that mess problem caused by breaking the spaghetti, things will be different now. 😀

  47. This is one of those brilliant, why didn’t someone think of this sooner type ideas?! lol I’m always breaking spaghetti all over the top of my stove and then burning in the gas flames. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for this product.

  48. I’m a pasta breaker, so I really like this new pasta. I’ve used it twice already!

  49. I have never heard of pot-sized spaghetti before. What a smart idea! I usually end up trying to bend mine in to fit the pot and that usually doesn’t work very well!

  50. I love that shortcut! My husband and I are the only ones that will eat the leftovers and we rarely eat them at the same time. The big trays always take up so much wasted space.

  51. I love your shortcut, I didn’t realize how easy it would be to store leftovers like that. 🙂

  52. I’ve seen this at the store and thought it was brilliant! Love your left over ideas too!

  53. I’ve yet to see this pasta in the store, but it’s pretty brilliant! I love packaging leftovers in single serve meals. Convenient, easy, and much cheaper than frozen meals.

  54. I LOVE Muellers Great Recipe & Giveaway

  55. What a great idea! I wish I would have had pot sized pasta yesterday when I made spaghetti for dinner. It would have saved me time from breaking it in thirds. Pasta went flying all over the kitchen counter.

  56. I will try this pasta! I hate breaking the other type and making a huge mess!

  57. This is new to me and I will have to find them.

  58. Dee

    I got some of these about a month ago and love them!

  59. It’s so smart to package leftover like that! It makes them so much more easy to manage!

  60. Such a smart idea. Definitely looking for these next time I’m at the grocery store.

  61. Rachael

    I used to always break my pasta in half. Now I only use spaghetti squash after going Paleo.

  62. I am terrible about getting noodles everywhere. lol I love this shortcut!

  63. I can’t believe that they didn’t make pot-sized pasta until now! Such a good idea. Oh, and I voted for your shortcut – good luck!

  64. Stacey Werner

    No more pieces of pasta flinging across the kitchen! Woo hoo!

  65. I make pasta at least once a week, but can you believe I’ve never made a Bolognese?! I am definitely giving your recipe a try!

  66. I love this pasta! It is so nice not having to worry about pieces of spaghetti flying all over the kitchen.

  67. Shortcuts? Now you are talking my language – love shortcuts and you just gave me some really good ideas

  68. I love the idea of freezing things and storing them for easy use. Thanks for the great shortcut!

  69. I wish my freezer had more room to store single servings because that is a great idea!

  70. Krissy

    It’s about time lol. I always make such a mess when I break the past in half to fit in the pot! I’m glad they are FINALLY making pasta that fits. I haven’t seen these in the stores yet, but I will be keeping my eye out.

  71. This is so great!! More often than not, spaghetti ends up all over the floor when I try to break it to put it in the pot.

  72. This pasta is such a great ideas as are the single serving freeze aheads!

  73. Katy Rawson

    I love the pot-sized pasta. So perfect. And your shortcut is a great idea, would certainly make my leftover lunches easier!

  74. Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven}

    I literally just told my husband the other night (as I was breaking up spaghetti to fit into my pot) that I wanted to get some of this!!! The recipe called for the entire box and so there I stood, breaking up a whole box of pasta.

  75. Oh I love that – I HATE breaking noodles! I’ll have to look for this stuff!

  76. We always break our spaghetti to fit into the pot. I love this idea of single servings!

  77. That is convenience at it’s finest! I will admit, I have a little fun pushing the noodles into the water slowly until half is still hard and half is squishy and then sticking them the rest of the way in, haha. *simple minds* 😉

  78. Pot-sized spaghetti is one of those great inventions you think, ‘Wow, they should have thought of that years ago,’ but you never thought of it yourself (though you love it). 🙂 One of those ‘it was right there’ things. I love this idea.

  79. what took them so long? What a fabulous idea!!

  80. I love pasta. We have wanted to grab this kind just to try it out.

  81. Lexie Lane

    I am really bad with leftovers. My husband doesn’t like to eat them but is always complaining about me not putting some away. I need to get stuff like this to get me motivated. I also love thin spaghetti too so wouldn’t be a bad idea at all.

  82. How clever! I think the worst part about breaking noodles is that occasionally they will fly on the burner and start smoking. Not the kind of smell I want wafting out of the kitchen!

  83. Eliz Frank

    I think I’ve seen these in the supermarket and wondered about them. Thanks for the informative review… I love pasta and might try it.

  84. I saw these at my local grocery store the other day and had a little freak out moment. These are absolutely GENIUS. I purchased them and they are excellent!

  85. I like the video! And the fresh herbs and olive oil in the ice cube tray idea! I’ll have to try using my apple slicer on my potatoes too!

  86. Debbie Jackson

    i enjoyed the video and will have to say I am trying it. I voted.

  87. I love Mueller’s pasta. I’m always on the lookout for a good kitchen shortcut. It’s great that you are able to individually package leftovers. I bet that does make things simpler for your family! Going over to vote for your kitchen shortcut now! Good luck!

  88. Love the idea to freeze single portion sizes. I like to make a big batch of soup and have lunch portions ready to grab and go.

  89. I need to try this! I always break my spaghetti.

  90. This is a great idea! I’m so glad someone thought of it. I always break my noodles.

  91. What an awesome idea to pre-package leftovers into single servings. I need to do that!

  92. We actually used the pot-sized pasta this week. So weird to not break or bend it to fit in the pot 🙂

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