The basic cooking method most often used for cooking pasta is boiling. There are a few other methods used to cook specific types of pasta and Asian noodles. The other methods used are baking, deep-frying, and stir-frying. Pasta cooking can be accomplished with a minimal amount of equipment. The only pieces of equipment that are necessary are a large pot, a large spoon, and a colander.
Some other pieces of equipment that may be useful when cooking different types of pasta are a wooden fork, a spaghetti spoon, a slotted spoon, a straining spoon, measuring cups, a wooden spatula, a wok, and a baking dish for baked pasta dishes. To get information on the most common cooking methods used and basic instructions on each, select one of the cooking methods from the links above.