It seems no matter what we do, guesstimating the amount of dried spaghetti we need to cook ends up yielding not enough or way more pasta than we ever thought we’d need.
But did you know you probably own a kitchen utensil that can help you solve this pasta dilemma? It’s our old friend, the spaghetti server.
By using that little hole in the middle of the spoon you can accurately measure a serve of pasta by seeing how much dried spaghetti can fit in the hole.
The hole is for helping water drain away, so sizes can vary slightly depending on your spoon. This could result in a bigger or smaller serve of spaghetti than your own ideal “single” serve.
But it still beats playing spaghetti roulette every time we want some bolognaise!
This article originally appeared on Foodiful.