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How to Cook Pasta Al Dente

Learn the secret to perfectly cooked pasta al dente. Discover the best techniques for boiling and timing your pasta for a delicious meal every time.

The term Al dente translates from an Italian phrase as “to the tooth.” It simply means that you’re going to need your teeth to eat the pasta that has been cooked this way.

What Is Pasta Al Dente?

How to Cook Pasta Al Dente

There are many different pasta shapes out there; they all have varying cooking times and hold sauces differently.

Choose the Right Type of Pasta

The size of the pot is important because it needs to be big enough to hold the pasta without overcrowding it.

Choose the Right Pot Size

Bring your large pot of water to a rolling boil. By cooking your pasta in boiling water, you ensure that it cooks more evenly.

Bring Water to a Rolling Boil

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