How Long to Boil Fettuccine Noodles
As a general rule, dried Fettuccine noodles should be boiled for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the level of doneness you prefer. You should start checking the noodles by pulling a piece out to taste it and check its texture at 8 minutes in the pot and then again every minute after until it reaches the texture you prefer. Most people like their pasta al dente, which is tender with a firm bite. If you prefer your noodles softer, though, you can cook them longer. How long to boil Fettuccine noodles will also depend on whether they'll be cooked more after they come out of the pot: You might want to pull them out a little early if you plan to drop them into a pan of sauce to finish cooking.