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    BrokeBrokeBroke
    Can you freeze cooked pasta?
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    • 1st Apr 05, 5:24 PM
    Can you freeze cooked pasta? 1st Apr 05 at 5:24 PM
    I am having a cooking day at the weekend and I know it must seem like I'm really lazy in the week, but I want as much as poss to be ready to just re-heat. I'm going to make some spag bol, chilli, curry, couple of soups etc and was wondering whether I could cook and then freeze the pasta. (I will be doing the rice as well, but I've done that before and it works.) I just know that if it's not all 'packaged up' I will probably think 'I can't be bothered getting the pasta out of the cupboard and cooking it for a whole 10 mins!' which I know sounds daft, but I just want to see how far I can go with this 'cooking twice a month' thing.
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    • tiff
    • By tiff 1st Apr 05, 5:27 PM
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    • 1st Apr 05, 5:27 PM
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    • 1st Apr 05, 5:27 PM
    Yes, you can freeze cooked pasta. I quite often freeze spag bol with pasta so I have a complete meal for the kids.
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  • BrokeBrokeBroke
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    • 1st Apr 05, 5:30 PM
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    • 1st Apr 05, 5:30 PM
    Super Duper! I will be all organised for the next few weeks then! Thanks again.
  • Daisy
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    • 1st Apr 05, 9:56 PM
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    • 1st Apr 05, 9:56 PM
    Oh I didn't know that. I often cook too much pasta and end up throwing it away. I know what to do with it now. Thanks!
    • Buttercup
    • By Buttercup 2nd Apr 05, 8:34 AM
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 8:34 AM
    Thanks- I also throw mine away.
  • mink35
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 9:01 AM
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 9:01 AM
    Sorry - my strange sense of humour I know but... Daisy and Buttercup posting one after another...
    Mink
    • lswwong
    • By lswwong 2nd Apr 05, 8:24 PM
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 8:24 PM
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 8:24 PM
    I find that a good quality pasta like De Cecco made with hard durum wheat freezes well when cooked (and reheats well). Pasta made with softer wheat flours don't fare as well but it still works.
  • Luis
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 8:44 PM
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 8:44 PM
    I always mix my pasta in with the bolognese. Is it possible to freeze cooked pasta on it's own then?

    BTW lol too mink35
    "It was not my intention to do this in front of you. For that, I'm sorry. But you can take my word for it, your mother had it comin'."

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    • lswwong
    • By lswwong 3rd Apr 05, 10:10 AM
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    • 3rd Apr 05, 10:10 AM
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    • 3rd Apr 05, 10:10 AM
    Yeah, I have freezed cooked pasta on its own and it was fine.
  • mink35
    BTW lol too mink35
    by Luis
    Does that mean we're both strange then...
    Mink
  • Luis
    I think so mink35 - wouldn't it be boring to be normal?

    (hoping an Ermintrude comes along now to complete the set )
    "It was not my intention to do this in front of you. For that, I'm sorry. But you can take my word for it, your mother had it comin'."

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    • Jodi
    • By Jodi 14th Mar 06, 9:01 PM
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    Jodi
    I made pasta tonight can I freeze it
    Hi,

    I made some pasta tonight, too much oops. I was wondering if I could freeze it, I made it with dried pasta shells, a pasta sauce added one tin of tomatoes and fried up some onions and peppers. There enough for another meal for two or three meals. Any help would be great ! Thanks !!!
    • melt71
    • By melt71 14th Mar 06, 9:05 PM
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    melt71
    Hi, I've just done a batch of pasta and rice dishes and have frozen them so I'll be very upset if you are not meant to freeze them!! I have tried the rice dish before and it's fine once defrosted in the microwave for a few minutes, but this is my first lot of pasta 'ready meals'.
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    • Jodi
    • By Jodi 14th Mar 06, 10:00 PM
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    Jodi
    Is Melt71 right, can I freeze my pasta ?
  • Lydia
    I freeze pasta in sauces. It can be a bit drier after freezing but its safe to freeze it if you defrost it completely before reaheating and make sure it is heated through before eating.
    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 15th Mar 06, 5:44 AM
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    comping cat
    Freezing pasta and rice is fine, just bare in mind rice has to be properly defrosted and well cooked after to protect against food poisoning!!!
  • nursemolly
    How Well Does Pasta Freeze
    hi, i have just cooked pasta bolognaise and have loads left over. trouble is mixed it all together. so does cooked pasta freeze well.
    thanx
    molly
    xx
    • Bossyboots
    • By Bossyboots 30th Aug 06, 5:39 PM
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    Bossyboots
    It freezes fine and personally, I find it is better when it is defrosted if it is mixed in a sauce so you should have no problems.
    • beachbeth
    • By beachbeth 30th Aug 06, 5:40 PM
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    beachbeth
    I have made pasta sauces, mixed in penne pasta and then frozen it in individual dishes as my own ready meals. I defrosted overnight and then heated in the oven covered in foil and it all came out lovely! Just make sure the pasta is completely coated with the sauce so that it can't dry in the oven.

    I tend to just freeze the sauce on its own now and cook the pasta when needed.
  • dianadors
    Can you freeze homemade fresh pasta?
    I made too much lasagne but I didnt know if you could freeze it. I just want to freeze the pasta, not the whole lasagne.
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