CRM ELBOW MACARONIPreparation instruction: Step 1: Pick your serving size. Portion 2 (Pasta 1/2 of package / Water 2 quart / Salt 1 tsp). Portion 3.5 (Pasta full package / Water 3 quart / Salt 2 tsp). Step 2: Pick your time/firmness. 6 minutes (Al dente), 7 minutes (firm), 8 minutes (tender). Step 3: cooking directions. 1. Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt. 2. Add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil. 3. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally. 4. Drain well. Serve as desired.