Instagram cooking tipster Monique says her method for cooking pasta will save money on your gas bills and give you the perfect pasta dish at the end of it

The hack has divided pasta fans (

Image: @ambitiouskitchen/Instagram)

Millions of us are trying to cut spending at the moment as the rising cost of living paired with Christmas pressures means we are all in need of ways to save money.

One Instagram foodie has shared savvy hack detailing how to use less energy when you’re cooking pasta – and she says it doesn’t impact the taste. In fact, the food lover says it makes ‘perfect’ pasta each time.

Monique, who can be found on Instagram as @ambitiouskitchen, is known for her cooking tips – but this one has caused quite the stir.

In one recent clip she showed her unique way of cooking pasta without using any energy after the first two minutes which has divided opinion amongst her followers.

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All you do is take it off the heat after just two minutes and let it simmer



Her pasta method has split opinion among her followers



She says in the clip: “I’ve just learned the coolest energy conservation tip for making pasta.

“So you’re going to cook your pasta in boiling water for two minutes. Then you’ll turn the heat off, cover it, and let it sit for 10 minutes.

“Then your pasta will be perfectly cooked every single time.”

In the clip she lets the pasta cook in the boiling water to let it bubble away for two minutes but then allows it to keep cooking with the energy off before eating it.

The video has raked in over 30,000 views as people flock to find out more about this savvy money saving hack, but some are not so impressed and say this will not give you the same quality of pasta.

One person commented: “This video needs a trigger warning for Italians.”

While another stated: “Not all pasta cooks in the same time frame…awful advice for making good pasta.”

A third stated: “You must be joking right? You can’t be serious. That’s not a good way to make pasta because you’re not releasing all of the starch from it – you guys. Just stick with the regular plan.”

But on the flip side, others were overjoyed by the savvy money saving trick.

One person wrote: “Been doing this for years! Works for all pasta! Just adjust time sitting in water!”

Another stated: “I do this with eggs as well! Once the water boils, turn it off and let sit for 12 minutes. The perfect soft-boiled egg every time!”

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