When you are running around the house, it can be hard to cook pasta noodles since you have to keep an eye on them, stir them, make sure they aren’t boiling over or burning on the bottom. But sometimes the thought of a quick meal of spaghetti noodles and canned spaghetti sauce – or frozen homemade sauce – is just so appealing. But what you may not have realized is that you can freeze cooked pasta noodles and defrost and reheat later.
Cook your noodles according to the instructions. Drain and allow to air dry (noodles can be “wet” but not with water droplets on them). Then pop into the freezer in appropriate serving-sized containers or ziploc bags. You might want to do some of them in family-sized portions while freezing some in single serving sizes.
In the morning, simply pop the container into the refrigerator to thaw. Then reheat in the microwave to serve with your favorite sauce.