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How to cook pasta

Ingredients

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

  • 400 grams of dried pasta
  • Pinch of salt
  • At least 4 litres of water
Method
  • 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.
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