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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.