Here is how I cook my pasta:
In a pot pan, boil water--- enough to submerge your pasta. Once water is boiling, add salt, enough to make the water salty “it tastes like the ocean.” Pasta in and of itself is bland. The salt in the water will enhance the taste of pasta.
Put the pasta into the pot pan in the boiling salted water. Boil the pasta for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid the pasta sticking to the bottom of the pot pan.
After 12 minutes, take the pasta out of the pot pan and drain. Reserve the pasta water for later use.