Can you freeze cooked pasta? Yes, you sure can. Don’t throw away leftover pasta – freeze it! If you find yourself making too much pasta save yourself time and energy the next time by learning how to freeze pasta. It’s easy to reheat quickly and tastes great.
Our How To Freeze Cooked Pasta guide was created to help you enjoy pasta dishes while saving time and minimizing food waste. This guide walks you through each step to freezing cooked pasta to use for a later recipe. Frozen pasta really is the best – it’s done cooking and on the table before you know it!
If your family is anything like ours then pasta is a dinner staple. Pasta dishes are always finding their way into the menu rotation. One Pot Spaghetti, Instant Pot Chicken Spaghetti, Chicken and Bacon Pasta and Gluten Free Pasta Sauce are just a few of the delicious recipes we enjoy!
While the whole family looks forward to pasta night, we can all agree there is a limit to eating or wasting leftovers. Years back I attempted to freeze cooked noodles – the results were great!
How To Freeze Cooked Pasta
Keep frozen pasta as a freezer staple to reheat at any time for a variety of pasta dishes. In just 3 easy steps, you will have cooked pasta that is ready to go into the freezer.
Step 1: Cool
Step 2: Divide
Divide pasta into the serving sizes you prefer and place into ziplock freezer bags. Squeeze excess air out of the bag to prevent freezer burn and seal.
Step 3: Freeze
Pasta will come right out of the bag once frozen. Reheat in warm water or add to hot sauce or soup.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yup! It is our personal favorite noodle to freeze because it seems like anytime you make spaghetti, you are sure to end up with tons of leftovers.
Left over pasta can be frozen with or without sauce. Let the pasta completely cool before adding to a freezer bag. Once in the bag, remove any air and place in the freezer until ready to use.
Cook pasta al dente – this prevents it from becoming mushy when reheated. Then, divide into preferred portions to seal in a freezer bag before placing in the freezer. When ready to eat, grab the portion and reheat.
Add to a pot of boiling water, simmering sauce or soup.
Here in the upper Midwest, you HAVE to serve spaghetti on the bottom of a bowl of chili topped with your favorite toppings. It is my top favorite use for frozen pasta.
Other Ideas For Serving Frozen Pasta
- Vegetarian Baked Spaghetti
- Meatless Baked Spaghetti
- Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Simple Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce
- Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce
More Freezable Foods
- How To Freeze Butternut Squash
- How To Freeze Mac and Cheese (& reheat it too!)
- How To Freeze Muffins
- How to Freeze Pancakes
- How To Freeze Yogurt
How To Freeze Cooked Pasta
- ziplock freezer bags
- 1 pound cooked pasta
- Cool pasta. Divide pasta into the serving sizes you prefer and place it into ziplock freezer bags. Squeeze excess air out of the bag and seal.
- Freeze. Pasta will come right out of the bag once frozen. Reheat in warm water or add to a hot sauce or soup (such as spaghetti sauce).
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