After a long day, the last thing you want to do is stand in front of a hot stove for 8 to 11 minutes. Here’s how to cook your pasta in one minute flat.
What you need: Dry pasta, a large baking dish and a large pot
What you do: Fill the dish with cold water and drop in the dry pasta. Let it soak for an hour. (We realize this counteracts the one-minute timeline, but you can do it before hitting the gym. Efficiency!) When you’re ready to start dinner, bring your pot of water to a boil on the stove and add your pre-soaked noodles. Set a timer for 60 seconds and voilà! You’re done.
Seriously, it’s that fast? Yep. By hydrating your pasta ahead of time, it helps speed up the cooking process, but the taste stays exactly the same.
But don’t be alarmed if your pasta turns white: That’s supposed to happen. It will regain it’s mild yellow color when the starches cook. All you have to worry about now is which cheese to melt on top.