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Old 09-08-2013, 02:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by salt and pepper View Post
You can cook pasta and cover it with salted water to keep in the fridg for a few days and just reheat in boiling water. Just don't over cook the pasta.
I respectfully disagree - if it's stored sitting in water, it will continue to expand, and become ultra mushy. The best way is to refrigerate the cooked pasta after tossing it with a touch of olive oil. It still won't be as al dente after a day or so, but it will be edible. It should keep in the refrigerator for at least one week.

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:27 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Oldvine View Post
I used to bring along boiled, oiled pasta on our camping outings. Keeping it cold it lasted at least a week. Other than that, I agree, pasta will cook almost as quickly as heating the pasta. If you really want to freeze it, do a test and freeze a little to see how you system will work in your house. But I think fooling around trying to defrost it won't be worth it.
I'm with the "not worth freezing" lobby on this, too. Freezing pasta in a bake with a sauce or a lasagne or something like that works and is worth while but I don't think the OP would be saving herself anything by freezing "undressed" pasta.

Home-made pasta is another story. It freezes well uncooked and only takes 2-3 minutes to cook from frozen.

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