Spaghetti is a delicious dish to have. Whether it is lunch or dinner, you can have spaghetti whenever you want.
Sometimes you have leftover spaghetti and you don’t know what to do with it? Or how to store it? In that case, you are in the right place. In this post, we will tell you how to store cooked spaghetti and make it last longer.
Storing Cooked Spaghetti
You should always store cooked spaghetti in an airtight container and then put it in the fridge. Also, you should eat it in two days because it won’t last longer than that. So unless you want it to get wasted, you should eat it before two days.
If you have cooked spaghetti that has not been mixed with sauce, should be tossed in extra virgin olive oil and reheated with a bit of water before storing.
You can also store both cooked spaghetti and cooked spaghetti mixed with sauce in the freezer. All you have to do is put the contents in a zip lock bag and freeze it. However, this is not an ideal method of storing spaghetti. Although it can make it last longer, it will alter its taste.
How Soon Should You Use Fresh Spaghetti?
No one eats spaghetti every day. If you have fresh spaghetti, you should store it safely to extend its shelf life. It is easier to store uncooked spaghetti. Also, it lasts longer than cooked spaghetti.
However, the shelf life of fresh spaghetti is based on the type of spaghetti it is. For example, dry spaghetti can last up to two years in the pantry. They can last for this long because they are made of semolina flour and water. This what keeps it from getting spoiled.
But when you put dry spaghetti in the freezer or fridge, make sure to take note of the expiry date on the packet as it is the latest they can be cooked. Fresh spaghetti brought from the store cannot be stored in the pantry for long because they contain eggs. This increases the chances of it getting spoiled. To make them last longer, you should keep them in the fridge for five to six days and then move them into the freezer to make them last for months.
Spaghetti and pasta both can be stored the same. Also, they have more or less the same shelf life.