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How long does fresh, cooked pasta last?

Bought some fresh pasta from Eataly on Thursday night that I cooked for Saturday night dinner. There was way too much so I put the left over (plain, no sauce) in a container for later. I forgot to put olive oil on it so I noticed it did get a bit gummy. I'm traveling this week (Tuesday-Thursday) so wont have the opportunity to eat the remainder till the end of the week (still eating the sauced pasta portion). The portion not dressed in sauce, will it be okay to eat come Friday?

I read online, I can cook the plain pasta in boiling water for a few minutes to 'revive it." True?

asked by Lost_in_NYC over 1 year ago

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Trena Heinrich
Trena Heinrich

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added over 1 year ago

Here's a link from an old hotline discussion about this very subject.
https://food52.com/hotline...

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PHIL
PHIL

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added over 1 year ago

Beside the fact that it wont taste good, I would not eat week old pasta, fresh or regular, not worth the risk

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ChefJune
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added over 1 year ago

If I wanted to keep it, I would sauce it tonight and freeze it, sauced. It will not be as good as when fresh, but it will still be fine for a quick supper in the nexr week or two.

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SMSF
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added over 1 year ago

As to your question about how to "revive" plain, cooked pasta, you definitely don't want to cook it any further. Here is what I do:
Boil some water in a saucepan (it doesn't need to be a big pot of water). Turn off the heat, add the leftover pasta to the hot water and let it sit for about 15-20 seconds. Drain and proceed as usual.

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