Spaghetti on the whim

Yes, spaghetti can be made on the whim from the freezer! With patience and persistence, I helped my husband, who generously said he would fix dinner, defrost a spaghetti dinner. It took about twenty minutes from start to finish. What do you think?

We had frozen pasta which took the longest to defrost in the microwave. I generally set on power level five to kick start and then move to power level seven. It took about ten minutes, but it was still better than having several pots and pans to wash. My husband was craving fresh vegetables in his marinara so off we went to the cutting board. He ended up with sauteed garlic,onions, red pepper and zucchini. Once they were tender, he sliced open a frozen quart bag of this marinara and set the heat to medium. This was about a fifteen minute process, including sauteing the veges.

The end result, was a pasta primavera worth sharing! We enjoyed our freezer spaghetti just as if it were made fresh today.

I double or triple what I’m serving and freeze the extra. For instance, I’ll make a triple batch of pasta and freeze two extra batches and I make a bulk quantity of marinara in my crock pot and freeze six batches. This is how I prevent cooking long hours in the kitchen and spending more time with my family.

How do you freezer cook at your house?


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  1. A few months ago, I read your tip on freezing pasta. Since then, I always double a batch and freeze portions.

    For us, though, it’s most beneficial for our teens. They can quickly make up pasta and let DH and me enjoy a spicy meal.

  2. I like to make a huge batch of sauce on a weekend and freeze in one meal containers – just enough for hubby and me. They thaw in about 15 minutes in a saucepan. My last batch made 15 meals! Love the idea above about adding fresh veggies after the freezer. I bet the zuchinni has a better texture that way.

    I haven’t tried freezing noodles though. We bought a “pasta boat” for them. It’s a plastic oval container (so the spaghetti noodles will lay down) and it goes in the microwave for less than 20 minutes. The lid is a strainer so it just takes the one dish. They were advertized on TV a while back , but ours came from walmart. I don’t buy stuff like that often, but that one’s a winner.

    Thanks for the blog!

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