Microwave Pasta

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  • 16 ounces pasta (or less, to suit your needs)
  • Water to cover
  • Salt to taste


  1. Put pasta in a 2- or 3-quart microwave-safe container, breaking long pasta to fit if necessary. Cover with water by at least 1 inch. Add salt.
  2. Cover bowl, and microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
  3. Drain the pasta and use immediately.
  4. If pasta must sit before using, toss it with a small amount of cooking oil or butter to prevent sticking.
  5. If you are making pasta salad, rinse pasta with cool water, then add vegetables and dressing.

Makes 4 servings.