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How do you cook pasta al dente?

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To cook pasta al dente, boil water and then put in your pasta. Take the pasta out of the water when it has the texture of a fresh stick of gum.

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How do you cook pasta al dente?
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  1. Boil the water

    Fill a big pot with 4 to 5 quarts of water. Put salt in the water to season the pasta. Boil the water on the stove.

  2. Add in the pasta

    Once the water boils, throw in the dry pasta. Keep stirring the pasta to prevent it from sticking to the sides of the pot or itself.

  3. Remove the pasta

    Remove the pasta from the water when it has the texture of a fresh stick of gum. Drain the water from the pasta.

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