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Can cooked pasta be frozen successfully?

Last post Jun 15, 2010 5:11 PM by Motorhomegal . 8 replies.


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  • Can cooked pasta be frozen successfully?
    Just curious!
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  • RE: Can cooked pasta be frozen successfully?
    I read on another thread that it can. I think it said she just zaps it in the microwave. I've not tried it myself.
    Kim
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  • RE: Can cooked pasta be frozen successfully?
    My mom has done it and it's not quite as good, a bit "off" but hard to describe it, more in texture than taste.

    Jill
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  • RE: Can cooked pasta be frozen successfully?
    I've not frozen pasta by itself, but I have frozen it with left-over sauce and it works just fine!

    ~~susie.
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  • RE: Can cooked pasta be frozen successfully?
    If I fix too much spaghetti, I freeze it in a baggie, thaw it out and reheat it in boiling water. I never noticed any change in it. I always toss it with a little canola oil.

    Kathy
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  • RE: Can cooked pasta be frozen successfully?
    I went to a cooking class which was taught by a master chef and he said ALL restaurants, especially Italian ones, freeze their pasta, then toss it in boiling water for a couple minutes. I have done it mostly with elbow and other shaped pasta, not much with spaghetti - but I guess it would work too.
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  • RE: Can cooked pasta be frozen successfully?
    Thank you for your reply. I have prepared a couple of meals that were more than my husband and I could eat and didn't want the food to go to waste. Sharlene
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  • Re: RE: Can cooked pasta be frozen successfully?

    I do it all the time.  If I'm not freezing left overs, but specifically cooking for the freezer, I cook the pasta a bit less than al dente for doneness.  This way when I heat it up, it cooks to the right consistency because of the water released during cooking. 

    I freeze spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, lasagna and more, all partially cooked and ready to pop into the oven.

     

    Stacey

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  • Re: RE: Can cooked pasta be frozen successfully?

     Haven't you ever look in the frozen food section at all the selections that contain PASTA ????

    No magic in that.

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    Marilyn