How to cook pasta ahead of time.

Myrna
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

301.7 calories; protein 8.1g 16% DV; carbohydrates 39.2g 13% DV; fat 12.6g 20% DV; cholesterol 67.2mg 22% DV; sodium 14.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2008
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/01/2009
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. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2008
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. Read More
(66)
Rating: 2 stars
07/01/2009
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. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/19/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2008
I do this when I have a dinner party and I make Bowtie Pasta with Chicken in Asiago cream sauce. Works fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2010
This is great for a restaurant and used it when I worked in AZ but at home it's useless by the time the water is boiling the sauce warmed up 5 minutes won't make the difference and after 5 or 6 days you have to dump the pasta you didn't use. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2010
This is a GREAT idea especially for "cooking for one or two" or different shifts. Excellent tip. THANKYOU! Read More
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