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hey can you freeze bake macaroni after you cook it

asked by bobbybell718 almost 6 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 6 years ago

Yes you can. It's like freezing lasagna. Freeze it after combining the cheese and pasta. Bake it after freezing.

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added almost 6 years ago

Stouffers does it and sells it in the freezer aisle, so yeah.

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added almost 6 years ago

Yes, just don't bake it until your ready to eat it

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added almost 5 years ago

the question was can you freeze after you cook it. Well here's where there might be health issures if not down correctly. If the pan has been sitting out and people have been double dipping into it, and sneaking spoonfuls into their mouths while using that spoon again, then you can run the risk of contamination so don't serve it for a party. To be sure of the food saftey, cool it down, then freeze it. It's best to freeze it first without a wrap to insure that ice crystals don't form. Hey just eat it up.

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added almost 5 years ago

I always freeze it after I cook it, since I only cook for 3 people and my recipe usually serves 8. I divide it into single portions, put it into zip lock bags (be sure to get out all the air). Then I throw it into my lunch bag and microwave it for lunch at work.