Spaghetti noodles almost double in size once they are cooked, as do macaroni noodles. However, fresh pasta does not change in size.
Use 4 to 6 quarts of water per 1 lb. of uncooked pasta for best results. Kosher salt can be used during the boiling process to enhance the flavor of the pasta.
Cooked pasta can be safely stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Dry pasta that does not contain egg can be stored for 2 years, and uncooked pasta with egg can be stored for 1 year.Learn more about Food Servings