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Pasta

Minutes





Acini Di Pepi

10-12

Angel Hair

4-5

Ditalini

10-11

Egg Noodles

7-8

Elbows

7-8

Farfalle

11-12

Fedelini

6

Fettuccine

10-12

Fusilli

12

Gemelli

12-13

Gnocchi

1-2 after they rise to the surface

Lasagna

10-12

Linguine

8-10

Macaroni

10

Manicotti

7-9

Mostaccioli

10-11

Orzo

9-10

Penne

11-12

Ravioli

4-5 fresh, 6-7 frozen

Rigatoni

10-11

Rotelle

12

Rotini

7-8

Shells, Small

7-8

Shells, Medium

8-9

Shells, Large

14-15


Shells, Jumbo

12-13

Spaghetti

10-12

Spaghetti, Cut

8-10


Spaghetti, Thin

6-7

Spaghetti, Thick

12-13


Spaghettini

9

Tortellini

10-11

Vermicelli

5-6

Ziti

10-11



Cooking Pasta

For 1 pound of Pasta:

1. Add 1 tbl salt to 4 – 6 quarts of water, and bring to a boil.

2. Add pasta to boiling water and stir gently.

3. When water returns to boil, start timing the pasta for the times given.

4. Continue boiling uncovered and stir occasionally.

5. Remove from heat and drain pasta.




Homemade Pasta Cooking Chart

Approximate Times


Pasta

Minutes



Fettuccinne

1 1/2 – 2

Lasagna

2-3

Linguine

1 1/2 - 2

Manicotti

2-3

Spaghetti

1 /2 – 2


Note:

When cooking dried or frozen homemade pasta, cook a few minutes longer than fresh homemade pasta.




Microwave Pasta Cooking Chart

Approximate Times


Pasta Type (8 oz)

Hot Water

Salt

Oil or Butter

Power

Cooking Time

Standing Time








Spaghetti

4 cups

1 1/2 tsp

1 tbl

100%

8-10 minutes

2-5 minutes

Egg Noodles

4 cups

1 1/2 tsp

1 tbl

100%

6 1/2 – 7 1/2 minutes

2-5 minutes

Macaroni

4 cups

1 1/2 tsp

1 tbl

100%

8-10 minutes

2-5 minutes

Lasagna

4 cups

1 1/2 tsp

1 tbl

100%

12-14 minutes

2-5 minutes


1. Place pasta in a covered dish.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients.

3. Microwave for the times indicated.

4. Let stand for the times indicated.


Some pictures courtesy of The National Pasta Association

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