How To Cook Pasta | Penne - Spaghetti - Fusilli - Farfalle

You will never go wrong with this method of cooking pasta, watch the video here and you will know how to cook a pasta perfectly.

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Cooking pasta is a very simple process, however it is important to note that cooking the pasta to "Al Dente" is extremely important. Al dente described when pasta or rice is cooked in such a way that it has a firm bite and not a soft melt in the mouth bite. It is the ideal consistency for pasta which involves a brief cooking time, draining the water and rinsing it in cold water to prevent the cooking process. 

Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

0 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

15 M


4 Servings


How to make How To Cook Pasta | Penne - Spaghetti - Fusilli - Farfalle

  1. To begin cooking the Pasta, fill a large pot with water and bring it to boil. 

  2. Add the pasta to the boiling water along with some salt and cook the pasta in the boiling water.

  3. Cook until the pasta is al dente (just cooked with a firm bite) , this will take about easy 10-12 minutes of your time. 

  4. Drain the boiled pasta in a colander and rinse with cold water. Rinsing with cold water is an important step to stop the cooking process of pasta so it will continue to have a firm bite and remain "Al Dente".

  5. Once done,  drizzle some olive oil on top and set aside until required.