Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tip of the Day #238: Leftover Pasta

It is known that most of us have a difficult time gauging how much pasta to cook for a meal. I know myself that I am always left with enough to feed the entire neighbourhood! Instead of pitching it because the pasta generally doesnt 'keep' too well in the fridge afterwards, try this:
After your pasta has finished cooking and it’s time to drain it, don’t pour the water down the drain. Drain it into a large bowl and let it cool while you are eating.  When you have leftovers, put the leftovers back in the water.  Make sure the pasta is completely submerged. Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge. This will give you at least another week to finish the leftovers!


  1. if you put olive oil or margarine and garlic powder on the drained pasta, while it is still hot, then put it into a ziploc bag, it will keep in the fridge for days... just add sauce

  2. How do you combat oversaturation by doing this? It seems like storing the pasta in water would just give you pasta mush - hardly appetizing.

    1. Pasta will not turn to mush if the water is cold..just like many people pour cold water over the pasta after cooking to stop the actual 'cooking process.' :)