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  • Prep 3 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4

Here are the basics on how to cook spaghetti noodles. What you top it with after that is up to you! MORE + LESS -

TBSP Susan
June 8, 2015

Ingredients

1
pound (16 oz.) box spaghetti noodles
1
gallon cold water
1 1/2
tablespoon salt
Olive oil

Steps

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  • 1
    In large stock pot, add water and salt. Bring to a rolling boil.
  • 2
    Add spaghetti and bring back to a simmering boil. Cook as directed on package (varies by brand), usually 10 to 12 minutes. Cook a minute less for al dente (somewhat chewy).
  • 3
    To test doneness, pull a strand of spaghetti from the boiling water and try it. If it's still too chewy or stiff, cook another minute and test again. When it tastes just right, remove the pot from heat and pour both the spaghetti and water into a waiting colander in the sink. Shake the colander gently to remove excess water.
  • 4
    Return the noodles to the pot and add a drizzle of olive oil to keep the strands from clumping and sticking. Cover and serve immediately with your choice of spaghetti sauce or cheese toppings.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
2660mg
111%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
99g
33%
Dietary Fiber
6g
23%
Sugars
2g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
6 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
6 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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