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How to salt pasta water-it's super simple and an easy ratio to remember!

How to Salt Pasta Water


Salting your pasta water is important! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to salt pasta water. 



  • 1lb uncooked pasta, any type
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 4 quarts (16 cups) Water


  1. In a large stockpot, over medium-high heat bring water to a rolling boil. Add the salt. Stir.
  2. Add uncooked pasta to stockpot. Cook according to package directions, stirring occasionally to prevent pasta from sticking together. Drain water.
  3. Use pasta in your favorite pasta recipe.

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