Basic Elbow Macaroni

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


about 4 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
The next time you make elbow pasta, our home economists recommend that you cook up a double batch. Then turn the leftovers into a delightful new dish.


  • 2 quarts water
  • 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni


  1. In a large kettle, bring water to a boil. Add macaroni; return to boil. Cook, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Rinse and drain.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 203 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.