Mistake #8 Making Too Much Pasta
I understand how it can be, living in a busy household. The temptation is there to just cook a ton of pasta and eat the leftovers over the next couple of days. When you reheat your meal the next day, though, it just doesn’t seem to taste as good as it did the first day.
The Fix—Only Make As Much As You Can Eat
Leftover pasta doesn’t taste as good as freshly cooked pasta because, in the act of reheating, you are overcooking your noodles. And we’ve already talked about how unappetizing overcooked noodles are.
I agree with most of what you said, but lately I’ve been doing the trick of using less water and sometimes starting in a cold pot as mentioned on SeriousEats.com. You end up with a higher starch percentage in the water, which helps your sauce. The only downside is that you have to be attentive when the pasta is put in the pot, you can’t just throw it in and go do other stuff.