How to Reheat Pasta (Look at All These Quick Options)

How to Reheat Pasta

How to reheat pasta so that it is steaming hot? Dreaming of some cold/leftover pasta that you had last night and want to heat it up properly, but also not spoil it? Well the process of reheating is quite simple and below I am going to show you the many different and best options available to reheat your pasta.

How to Reheat Plain Pasta

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You might’ve boiled too much pasta, or just decided to store some in the fridge for later use; whatever the situation is, you are here because you want to know how to reheat pasta that is cold.

The process is very simple and it can take a couple of minutes, depending on which method that you choose.

Reheat In Boiling Water

With this method, all you have to do is just put on a pot of water to boil.

Steps

  • Allow water in pot to boil.
  • Place cold pasta in a colander.
  • Put the colander into the boiling water, for about 30 seconds or until the pasta is thoroughly heated.
  • Take out and enjoy.

Reheat in the Microwave

You will often find that a lot of people will use the microwave since it is so quick and you really can have everything steaming hot in just a couple of seconds.

Steps

  • In a microwave-safe container or dish place the cold pasta.
  • Place a damp towel/paper towel over the plate or container.
  • Reheat the pasta from anywhere from 1 to 2 minutes (depending on the power settings of the microwave).
  • Keep checking, to make sure that it is heated up properly.
  • Take out and enjoy.

How to Reheat Pasta with Sauce

If you happen to have a pasta meal that has some type of sauce with it, something like alfredo, pesto or even marinara on a spaghetti meal, you might be wondering what is the best way to go about reheating it.

Below are some options you can use, which will get the pasta heated up properly, along with the sauce.

In a Non-Stick Skillet

Reheating in a nonstick skillet is a pretty good and quick way to get your pasta that has sauce reheated properly. The process won’t take a lot of time, so you can be enjoying your meal in a couple of minutes.

Steps

  • Preheat a nonstick skillet.
  • Add a small amount of olive oil.
  • Throw in the cold pasta that is in the sauce and stir continuously until fully heated.
  • If you are reheat in a meal that is cream-based, you can add a little bit of milk while you are mixing the pasta around..
  • This should take a couple of minutes, depending on how much pasta needs reheating.

In the Microwave

The microwave is a very quick option and this is by far the most popular method, simply because it is just so quick and easy to do.

  • Place the cold pasta in a microwave-safe container or dish.
  • Cover the container or plate. Some people will use a damp paper towel as well.
  • Reheat the pasta from anywhere from 1 to 2 minutes (depending on the power settings of the microwave).
  • Keep checking, to make sure that it is thoroughly heated.
  • Take out and enjoy.

As you can see, there are a multitude of options available, some quick some that will take a little bit of time. Whichever one you go with, you can be sure that your pasta will be steaming hot.

Jeremy Dixon
 

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