Recipe By Myrna
Published Jul 14th
Reheating Pasta
Prep 5m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 4 servings Calories 301.7

How to cook pasta ahead of time.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dry pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil
  2. 2 Add pasta and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until still slightly less than al dente; drain
  3. 3 Rinse with cold water
  4. 4 Toss with olive oil
  5. 5 Cover and refrigerate until ready to use
  6. 6 To reheat, bring a large pot of water to a boil, add pasta and cook until hot, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 301.7
  • Carbohydrate 39.2 g
  • Cholesterol 67.2 mg
  • Fat 12.6 g
  • Fiber 1.6 g
  • Protein 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.2 g
  • Sodium 14.8 mg
  • Sugar 2.5 g


  1. This is a GREAT idea especially for "cooking for one or two" or different shifts. Excellent tip. THANKYOU!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 - Read more ...
  6. I do this when I have a dinner party and I make Bowtie Pasta with Chicken in Asiago cream sauce. Works fantastic!
  7. 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 - Read more ...
  8. 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!!!
  9. 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.