Pasta 101

Scott Heimendinger
Scott Heimendinger
June 17, 2020
Did you know that you can cook pasta in the Anova Precision Oven? This convenient method uses far less water than stovetop boiling, and has no risk of boiling over. We're cooking the noodles in far less water, so the starch on the outside of the pasta doesn't become as diluted as in traditional boiling. This helps the pasta hold onto sauce, rather than leaving it behind in the bowl. Pasta cooks by absorbing water. By using full steam in the Oven, plus liquid water in the sheet pan, we create ideal conditions for perfectly cooked, al dente noodles.
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Pasta 101
4.8 (5)
Dried spaghetti
Hot water, to cover
Salt, to taste

1. Preheat

Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 212°F
Heat: Rear

2. Add pasta and water to sheet pan

Choose a pan just large enough to hold the amount of pasta you want to cook in a single layer. Pour over hot tap water to cover the pasta, plus a quarter inch - the pasta will absorb water as it cooks. Optionally, add salt to taste.
Add pasta and water to sheet pan

3. Cook until al dente

Steam cook until the pasta is al dente. Cooking time will vary by pasta shape, and will be a little longer than the boiling time listed on the pasta's packaging. Fresh pastas will cook in about half the time of dried pasta.
Cook until al dente
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 213.8°F
Heat: Rear
00:20 Timer

4. Drain, sauce, and serve!

Remove from the oven and pour off any remaining water in the sheet pan. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce!
Drain, sauce, and serve!
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