What happens if you freeze cooked pasta?

Although not as good as freshly made, you can freeze cooked pasta. As explained by Food, cooked pasta that is not yet tossed in the sauce will generally freeze better than pasta already in the sauce, retaining its texture better when thawed. If you plan to freeze pasta, the outlet suggests cooking your chosen form to just less than al dente, tossing the pasta with a little olive oil, then spreading it out on a lined baking sheet. of parchment paper in the freezer until frozen. Then you can transfer the frozen pasta to freezer zip lock bags to up to two months. When it’s time to cook your frozen pasta, you can simply put it in the microwave or reheat it on the stove with a little sauce and it will thaw quickly.

The good news is that tomato-based pasta sauces freeze extremely well, according to Taste of homeso you can freeze your favorite sauce at the same time you freeze the pasta that goes with it.

Can you freeze pasta already in sauce? Sure, but since sauce and pasta heat up at different speeds — and you’ve probably cooked it to perfection instead of less than al dente — it’s really not ideal (via Better homes and gardens).