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Old 09-08-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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Freezing Pasta

If I put pasta in an airtight container to freeze it, how long will it last?

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Old 09-08-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Uncooked pasta? No need to freeze. It will last years in the pantry.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I was referring to cooked pasta. I have a 3 month old daughter and sometimes its hard to get meals cooked everyday so I want to start making a freezing pasta dishes for when I can't cook. How long will cooked pasta last in the freezer?
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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I don't like to freeze starchy foods. The reason is that the high water content will change the texture of food because of crystallization.
I tried to freeze beef stew with potato's in it and once defrosted and reheated the potato's lost all taste and texture. It's the same with pasta.
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.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:58 AM   #5
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Okay, Thanks fir the reply. I will try that and maybe keep some pasta sauces on hand or quick meals.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:40 AM   #6
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I assume you are referring to store bought pasta. If you purchase Angel Hair, Vermicelli, and other very thin pasta, in the time it would take you to heat up a sauce, the pasta would be cooked. Just put a cover on the pot when you are bringing the water to a boil. It will heat up faster.

Are you planning on feeding a three month old infant pasta with tomato sauce? Why not start with cooking small helpings of veggies and other foods. Take a look at the baby food section in your grocery store for ideas of different foods you can make ahead and freeze. At her age, tomato is acidic and could be upsetting to the baby's stomach and digestion system. If you are going to feed her pasta, toss it with butter instead.
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I am sure she means the pasta for herself and SO, not the baby.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:46 AM   #8
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I am sure she means the pasta for herself and SO, not the baby.
I hope so. Babies tummies can be very sensitive.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #9
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Your best bet is to freeze a little pasta overnight or for a couple of days then defrost it and see what you think. You're the final judge of whether or not you like it. Let us know what you find out.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:20 PM   #10
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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.
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