Have you ever sat down to have a nice bowl of pasta but there was one problem? The pasta was overcooked! No Italian likes overcooked pasta, and that’s a fact! So how long should it be cooked for? In an interview with MyDomaine, Food Network Chef, Mario Batali explains exactly how long you should be cooking dried pasta.
“”I just read the pasta package, and then I take it out exactly one minute short of what they tell you to cook it on the package, and I cook it for 40 seconds in the sauce. Never put the sauce on top of the pasta in the bowl. Put the pasta in the sauce into the pan, cook it 40 seconds, and then put it down. I prefer it about 15 to 20 seconds less than they think Americans want it at – which is a little on the crunchy side, but not crunchy hard – just nicely al dente.”