Anyone know how long it takes pasta to cook?

23 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    It depends on the type of pasta and its amount. You can cook an angel hair pasta in just 5 minutes. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    It depends on the pasta and how tender you like it, pasta takes anywhere from 8 to 13 minutes to cook. Angle hair pasta takes a lot less time than penne pasta, for instance.

    The instructions are on the package. I do not like mushy pasta, so I look at it and or taste it as not to overcook it.

  • 4 weeks ago

    yeah.........anywhere from 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the type of pasta.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Once pot is salted and water comes to a boil i time my timer to 9 minutes and that always works with whatever pasta i use. 

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  • 1 month ago

    You're suppose to wait until the water comes to a boil before putting in the pasta.

     That prevents it from being a big lump.

    Water at boil...insert pasta...7 minutes at least.

     Depends on how you like it.

     Boil for only 5 minutes will give you firm pasta. 10 minutes the pasta will be very soft.

  • 1 month ago

    It's too easy to make pasta at all.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Just read the directions on the box. 

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No longer than 10 minutes in boiling / salted water.

  • CB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The answer is on the Fing box- learn to read! 9-12 minutes in boiling water - test it at 9 and again every minute or two thereafter. 

  • 1 month ago

    When you throw a piece or two at the wall and they stick - it's done.

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