Here’s a quick infographic for how long to boil pasta. Each type takes a different length of time to cook and I’m always getting it confused.
Keep this handy so you know exactly how long to cook your pasta noodles to perfection.
Cooking pasta of all kinds is super easy, but cook it too long and suddenly they have turned to mush.
How Long To Boil Pasta to Perfection
Tortellini: 3-5 minutes
Ravioli: 3-5 minutes
Angel Hair pasta: 3-5 minutes
Spaghetti: 8-10 minutes
Rotini: 8-10 minutes
Elbow Macaroni: 8-10 minutes
Linguine: 8-10 minutes
Lasagna: 8-10 minutes
Bowties: 10-12 minutes
Penne: 10-12 minutes
Should I boil pasta on high or medium heat?
High. You should use a large pan so the water can stay on high without boiling over.
Do you stir pasta while cooking?
Yes, to avoid clumping, stir the cooking pasta often.
Should you rinse pasta after cooking?
No. You only rinse your pasta if it is going into a cold dish like pasta salad. All Recipes does an awesome job of explaining in detail why you shouldn’t rinse your pasta.
Save this infographic to your photos and to your Pinterest boards so you’ve got it next time you need it!
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