How To Boil Pasta In a Pan

How To Boil Pasta In a Pan

Keep your electricity/gas bill down, and cut down on washing too. Here are basic instructions for cooking pasta in a pan. Try it out with different types of pasta.

Ingredients: 1 serving

100 g
2 cups (400 ml)
●Olive oil
1/2 scant tablespoon (5 ml)
a pinch


1. Put the ● ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil.
2. Break the pasta in half. (If you have a big pan you can add it whole.)
3. Add the pasta to the pan, and cook over medium heat while stirring to prevent the pasta from sticking.
4. Turn off the heat and put on a lid. Leave it for 1 minute less than the time indicated on the pasta package.
5. Remove the lid, stir up the pasta, and resume boiling over high heat to evaporate the moisture. (For 1.6 mm pasta, it took 3 minutes.)
6. Boil until about 1 to 2 tablespoons of water is left in the pan. Flavor the pasta in any way you like.
7. From here on I'll list some of my recipes that use pan cooked pasta (or pan-spa for short).
8. Recipe ID: 1064540 "Carbonara." Ultra-easy using whole eggs and milk.
9. Recipe ID: 1060612 "Japanese flavored cabbage pasta." This differs just a bit from the basic fry-spa cooking method. Please use it as a guide when making pasta with vegetables with high water content.
10. Recipe ID: 1059667 "Tarako Pasta"; Recipe ID: 1059684 "Tomato sauce pasta."
11. Recipe ID: 1142852 "Vongole"; Recipe ID: 1382622 "Soup pasta"; Recipe ID: 1385747 "Popeye pasta."

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw a method for making pan-pasta in a magazine. I adapted it when I got the inspiration to turn the heat off and cover the pan with a lid, to save on energy costs! I also save on water usage since I always used to run cold water in the sink to prevent it from getting damaged after draining the pasta water into it.