Step by Step Prep: 1. Boil 4 quarts water in large pot. Add salt, if desired. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat to medium-high (to minimize foaming). 2. Cook 8-11 minutes or to desired tenderness, stirring occasionally. 3. Drain; do not rinse. Serve with your favorite sauce. Serves 4. Ready in less than 15 minutes.