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  • Use at least 1 gallon of water for each package
  • Bring water to a rapid boil before you add the pasta
  • Place pasta in pot
  • Begin timing the pasta after the water returns to a boil
    • Linguine - 2-4 minutes
    • Fettuccine - 5-7 minutes
    • Shells - 6-8 minutes
    • Rotini - 4-5 minutes

Do not over drain the pasta! Leave a little of the cooking water with the pasta so it does not stick together. You may also add butter or Extra Virgin Olive Oil at this point, which we recommend. If you would like a quick easy dish, a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil or butter seasoned with salt and pepper is all you need. For those of you more adventurous, check out some our numerous recipes or come up with your own!!!

You SEASON!!!!, At DeCio Pasta we do not add any salt to our products, that’s why they are very low in sodium. In order to bring out the true flavors of our product, you need to add salt and pepper once it has finished cooking. So, if it seems bland, add more salt. We recommend kosher salt.  A larger grain salt and you do not need to use as much.  Even if you are on a low sodium diet, a little salt is necessary.