Recipe by Myrna
"How to cook pasta ahead of time."
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My daughter loves fresh pasta when she gets home from school. To speed things up...I cook the whole box. Place single servings in small zip-top bags and pop them in the freezer. All she has to do is dump a bag onto a plate...microwave it for 1 minute then top it with some sauce and microwave it for 1 more minute.
OK, I don't see the huge timesaver here. What takes so much time is bringing the water to a boil. With the reheating part, you're bringing the water to a boil a second time. In my opinion, you're better off just to boil the pasta when you need it.
This is a great way to save time when you need a quick meal. However, you can use a lot less oil than the recipe calls for. Also, I freeze the pasta for future meals. It comes out great!!!
I had my doubts, but it works. Not as good as doing the cooking all at once, but when in a rush you have to take what you can get. Make sure to leave the pasta a little under done. Thank you Myrna.
I agree, may as well cook fresh. Someone told me to just put your frozen or cold pasta in a colendar, boil water in the kettle and pour it over. Works like a charm and it steaming hot.
I love this idea! It is especially good for those busy days/evenings. When I first tried this recipe I was having a busy day so I made this in the morning and then re-boiled half of it in the evening for a quick dinner. I froze the other half of the pasta in an airtight bag - which I had today and it was so convenient since I was in a hurry. Definitely worth five stars. Thanks!
I do this when I have a dinner party and I make Bowtie Pasta with Chicken in Asiago cream sauce. Works fantastic!
This is a GREAT idea, especially for "cooking for one or two" or different shifts. Excellent tip. THANKYOU!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 114
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