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Are You a Spaghetti Breaker-in-Half’er?

I received samples and compensation as a thank you for my time. All opinions and experiences are my own.

I’m a spaghetti breaker-in-half’er. If I don’t break it in half and try to twirl it, I usually end up twirling until half the pasta on my plate is on my dumb fork, and I can’t even fit the blasted thing in my mouth. Not to mention that I’ve flung at least three splats of red sauce onto my face, neck and clothes in the process.

Oh, and the twirl in the spoon thing? I can’t do that without looking like an idiot.

So, I break my spaghetti.

Actually, I was breaking it, but lookee lookee now at this kitchen shortcut from Mueller’s — Pot-Sized Pasta! Pot-sized thin spaghetti, to be exact.

Mueller's Pot-sized Pasta

Mueller's Pot sized Pasta

Let me show you the before and after as it played out in my tiny corner of the map:

You’d never know to look at it that’s it’s pot-sized, now would you?

pot-sized pasta

And of course, it tastes every bit as good as its long and lean cousin. It’s Mueller’s, after all.

Mueller's_Pot_Sized_Pasta_with sauce

Right now Mueller’s is having a “Share Your Shortcut” Facebook promotion. Anyone can submit a photo of their own kitchen shortcut for a chance to win $500.

But wait, that’s not the only way to win! You can vote every day for your favorite shortcut and you’ll be entered into weekly prizes of a $100 gift card!

Here’s my tip,and it’s a keeper, I promise you!

how to remove poultry skin tip

I would LOVE it if you’d vote for my tip. I honestly think it’s a tip worth using and sharing, and with each vote (you can vote daily) you’ll be entered to win one of the weekly prizes of $100! Vote & enter to win here!

Do you have a kitchen shortcut worth sharing? Do tell!

About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  1. Wow what a great trick for removing skin and I always break in half! Happy someone finally has pot sized spaghetti!

  2. It’s about time someone thought of this. I am definitely a breaker in half-er. In fact, I break it before I even go to cook it because I store it in a shorter container in the pantry.

  3. I’ve always broke my spaghetti in half it just fits in the pot much easier and alot easier to eat it that way too

  4. Valerie isaacson says:

    Nifty ideas.. Thank you!!!!

  5. I seriously don’t know why they didn’t think of pot sized spaghetti sooner! I definitely break mine in half.

  6. You know, I actually don’t break my spaghetti, but I still feel like this is a brilliant shortcut! {As is your poultry skin one!}

  7. I am a spaghetti breaker in-halfer too! Love the tip about the chicken!!