How to Freeze Cooked Pasta

Stuffed pastas like ravioli and baked pastas like lasagnas are the best options for freezing. This is because they’re already assembled and can be cooked from frozen—easy peasy

Small, sturdy pasta shapes like cavatappi, penne and rigatoni hold up really well to freezing and thawing too.

As for thinner, longer noodles like angel hair or fettuccine, you can freeze them, but they need a bit more care when transferring to the freezer

To prevent long noodles from drying out or breaking, toss them with olive oil after cooking, then allow them to cool.

Using a fork or small tongs, twirl portions into little nests and place the nests on a baking sheet. Freeze the nests, covered, for an hour or so and then transfer the nests to freezer-safe containers or resealable plastic bags.

Freezing food is relatively simple. You can freeze just about any cooked pasta, but how you cook the noodles can make a big difference when you’re ready to thaw.

Aim to cook your pasta al dente. If the noodles are too soft or mushy, they might not survive reheating. We recommend adding a little bit of olive oil to your long noodles while they’re hot, so they don’t clump together.