Cook pasta in a big pot and test it several times for doneness, thus slightly hard or underdone in the center.
When you drain the pasta, don’t rinse it. That’s so in-Italian. The natural gluteus left on the pasta will make your sauce stick to the noodles.
Save about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to the sauce at the last minute. Helps kick up the taste and enriches the sauce without adding calories.
Use Parmesan cheese, it replaces the salt and gives it a great taste.