How to cook pasta

How to cook pasta

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Ever wanted to know how to cook pasta well? You're not alone! Here are our simple and easy steps on how to cook dried pasta.

Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 9-12 minutes
Serves: 4


Bring a large saucepan of water, containing at least 4 litres, to the boil. Add a pinch of salt.


Add the pasta and let the water come back to a gentle boil (you'll see a constant stream of small bubbles breaking the surface).

Cook penne for 10 to 12 minutes or as per pack instructions.

For fusilli, cook for 9 to 11 minutes or as per pack instructions.

Spaghetti should be cooked for 9 to 10 minutes or as per pack instructions.

Once cooked, drain the pasta immediately and serve.


400 grams dried pasta

Pinch of salt

At least 4 litres of water


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