I found several recipes that all did the same thing:
- Add sauce
- Add frozen meatballs
- Add dry pasta
- Add water until pasta is covered
- Cook for 5-6 min with natural release.
DO NOT FOLLOW THOSE DIRECTIONS! What came out of the pot was the most bland, over cooked, and watery sauce EVER!
So, it was (technically) edible. I powered through it. I even divided the monstrosity up into lunch containers for the following day, granted . . . that was before I tried eating it. I will say the reheating process did help the pasta, but not by much.
I will probably try this again but I will do three things differently. First, I will not add as much water, if any. Secondly, I will heat the sauce and meatballs first to reduce the time the pasta is just soaking in hot water and over cooking. Finally, I will reduce the cook time and/or the release method.
I hope to return soon with some more blog posts about crafty things, recipes, and whatever else is going on with my life. I hope this post can help you avoid future failures.
Thanks for reading.