How To Cook Spaghetti

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Spaghetti Recipe

Here is a straightforward way on how to cook spaghetti. Adding salt and extra virgin olive oil is optional, but it adds flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine International
Servings6 people
Calories (per serving)284.14 kcal


  • 1 food strainer



  • To a saucepan and on medium-high heat, add boiled water, salt, and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Add pasta to boiling water. Cook according to package instructions.
  • Test with a fork and reduce heat once cooked.
  • Strain and cool. Add back to the pan and serve.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 284.14kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 9.78gFat: 1.8gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.49gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.61gSodium: 416.09mgPotassium: 167.34mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 2gVitamin B1: 0.07mgVitamin B2: 0.05mgVitamin B3: 1.28mgVitamin B5: 0.32mgVitamin B6: 0.11mgVitamin E: 0.18mgVitamin K: 0.48µgCalcium: 30.4mgCopper: 0.29mgFolate: 13.5µgIron: 0.98mgManganese: 0.69mgMagnesium: 44.56mgPhosphorus: 141.75mgSelenium: 47.4µgZinc: 1.11mgNet Carbohydrates: 53.6g
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Data source: USDA

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How To Reheat Cooked Spaghetti?

Saucepan5 minutes, on medium heat.
Microwave2 minutes, covered.

How Long Does Cooked Spaghetti Last?

Fridge3 to 5 days.
Freezer3 months.