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Here’s Why There’s a Hole in Your Spaghetti Spoon

Woman in an apron standing next to a stove and scooping spaghetti out of a pot into a bowl.
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Spaghetti spoons have an interesting shape, unlike any other cooking utensil in your kitchen. With little prongs and a hole in the middle to help fish out those soft noodles, spaghetti spoons are so helpful when cooking a delicious pot of pasta.

But did you know they have a secret feature? That hole in the center of your spaghetti spoon isn’t just for decoration—it’s so you can measure a single serving of spaghetti.

That’s right! Gone are the days of guessing how many dry noodles to dump in the pot because that hole in the middle can help measure it out for you.

2-Pack Spaghetti Server Spoon

Try measuring the perfect single serving for yourself.

Using the hole of the spaghetti spoon for measuring is pretty self-explanatory. Just gather the dry noodles and place them in the hole! Whatever fits is the perfect single serving.

It’s important to note that only spaghetti noodles work for this. Smaller noodles like farfalle or penne (obviously) won’t work. Also, if you prefer larger or smaller portions, some trial and error may be the answer to making this hack work for you.

Give it a try and see!

Did we get you hungry for pasta? Check out this simple hack to make your spaghetti even tastier!

Lindsay Ray Lindsay Ray
Lindsay is a lifestyle and beauty writer currently living in Arizona. She has several years of experience as a freelance writer and reporter, with a specialized interest in the beauty and lifestyle space. From beauty hacks to DIY home décor and everything in between -- Lindsay has a passion for crafting stories that entertain, educate, and inspire. Her writing has appeared in Thought Catalog, The List, Drink Me Magazine, the Auburn Examiner, and Litro Magazine in the United Kingdom. Read Full Bio »
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