Reheating Pasta Recipe -
Reheating Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Reheating Pasta

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"How to cook pasta ahead of time."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until still slightly less than al dente; drain. Rinse with cold water. Toss with olive oil. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. To reheat, bring a large pot of water to a boil, add pasta and cook until hot, 1 to 2 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 16, 2008

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 01, 2009

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.

Dec 07, 2003

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!!!

Aug 02, 2003

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.

Jan 19, 2010

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.

Jun 15, 2009

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!

Oct 26, 2008

I do this when I have a dinner party and I make Bowtie Pasta with Chicken in Asiago cream sauce. Works fantastic!

Feb 18, 2010

This is a GREAT idea, especially for "cooking for one or two" or different shifts. Excellent tip. THANKYOU!


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  • Calories
  • 302 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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