We’re enjoying a second round of homemade Alfredo Sauce thanks to my freezer. About a month ago, I made a double batch (which I always do) of this easy sauce and allowed it cool. Then I froze the rest flat in a labeled quart size freezer bag. Don’t be alarmed when the milk, cheese and water has separated. The reheating process will thicken the sauce and bind it back together.
Here’s my best tips for reheating frozen Alfredo Sauce or any sauce you prefer.
- Frozen Alfredo Sauce
- Thaw 24 hours in a plastic shoebox.
- Clip the corner of the ziploc bag.
- Push the sauce out of the corner by squeezing and lay flat to completely push the sauce out into a small saucepan or microwave safe dish.
- Heat on low heat in a pan stirring frequently with a whisk or fork.
- Heat on 50% power in a microwave oven.
- Continue to heat on low until hot and toss with pasta.
- Enjoy the fruit of your freezing labor.
While my sauce is heating, I’m heating my previously cooked/frozen and thawed spaghetti in the microwave. I toss the hot sauce with the hot noodles and we’ve got a fast food entree. If you’re really good at multi-tasking, you can stir-fry some frozen or fresh veggies while the sauce and noodles are reheating. Go ahead, you’re a mom, do all three tasks. Enjoy with a salad or fresh bread and forget take-out.
By the way, this works for store-bought, frozen Alfredo sauce leftovers as well. Don’t let it go to waste, freeze it.
Do you make sauces in bulk and freeze?