Fresh Pasta and Ravioli Cooking Guide
1. For each pound of pasta, bring 2 quarts of water to a full boil, adding a teaspoon of olive oil, and a pinch of salt, if desired.
2. Place pasta into boiling water, and stir gently.
NOTE: Frozen Raviolis Should Not Be Defrosted Prior To Cooking.
3. Cook Pasta As Follows:
Angel Hair ... 45 seconds to 1 minute
Spaghetti ... 1-2 minutes
Linguini ... 2-3 minutes
Fettucine ... 3-4 minutes
Pappardelle, Bucatini, Artisan Pasta Shapes (aka short pasta) ... 3-5 minutes
Gnocchis ... 3 minutes, or until they float
Ravioli, Tortelloni ... 3-5 minutes, or until they all float
If you prefer a more tender pasta, once raviolis float, reduce water to a low simmer and continue to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
4. Strain pasta, and toss with your favorite sauce, olive oil, or butter.
Lasagnas, Pasta Bakes, s'Mac & Cheese
In a PREHEATED 350 degree Oven:
Full Pans 50-55 minutes, uncovered
Half Pans 35-40 minues, uncovered
1/4 Pans 20-25 minutes, uncovered
Or Microwave on High for 8 minutes
Oven temperatures may vary, please use these times as a guideline.
In order to heat to the proper temperature, 165 degrees is the magic number!
If you have frozen your pan, please defrost in the refrigerator (overnight) prior to heating.