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  • Pasta sauce
  • Spaghetti
  • 1L of water per 100g of pasta


  1. On a stovetop, bring the water to a boil on high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add the pasta.
  3. While spaghetti is cooking, pour desired amount of sauce into pan and set stove to medium.
  4. Set a timer for 7 minutes. When the timer goes off, fish out a strand of spaghetti and bite into it. What you're going for here is al dente, meaning that the pasta is just soft enough to eat; no longer crunchy in the middle, not mushy and over-done.
  5. When sauce begins to bubble, reduce the heat to its lowest setting and cover.
  6. Once the pasta is ready, carefully drain it through a colander into a sink.
  7. Serve sauce over pasta in bowls.
  8. Enjoy!


  • Add a liberal amount of salt to the pasta water before cooking, as this is the only chance you will have to season the pasta.
  • Before cooking the sauce, consider sauteing some finely minced onions, garlic, ground beef (or pork/sausage/veal/etc.), cheese (parmesean/mozzarealla/etc.), mushrooms, or anything else that catches your fancy. Then add the sauce.
  • Cooking is about experimentation, never be afraid to try anything once!