How-to Freeze Homemade Pasta

by katerina on May 15, 2009

Homemade PastaFresh homemade pasta is such a treat! So you may as well make extra and enjoy it twice as often right? It really is simple.

How-to Freeze Fresh Pasta

If you want to freeze fresh homemade pasta let it partially air dry then curl the pasta into portion-ed sized bundles as pictured above. Place on a parchment covered cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the freezer for a few hours or until they are hardened. Remove the pasta bundles and place in freezer bags and then back in the freezer.

When you are ready to cook the frozen pasta, don’t defrost the noodles jut place the in salted water as per usual. Gently stir to encourage the bundles to unravel. The cooking time will need to be extended but only slightly. It will depend on your noodles but for me the cooking time approximately doubled from 90 seconds to 3 minutes.

Great Recipes for Fresh Pasta:
Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Taglietelle
Lemon Pasta
Pistachio Pesto

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Angelique from Bitchin' Lifestyle May 25, 2009 at 5:27 pm

This is an awesome post. My grandmother is the one who usually does the homemade pasta thing and I never really absorbed how everything was done.

Also, asking her would result in getting a story and a half about where pasta originated, her town back in Italy, and somehow we’d get back to the point that I’m not married yet!


Katerina May 25, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Gosh I would LOVE to sit down with your Nonna and pick her brain for pasta knowledge. hehe.. even if I did get a life story in the mix.


Joe October 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm


How long should I dry the pasta before prepping it for freezing? I made pasta recently and it wouldn’t separate into strands when cooking; stayed all stuck together. I suspect I should have waited longer during the drying?

Thank you!


katerina October 25, 2013 at 5:10 pm

At least a few hours?


Jackie Jacobs January 18, 2015 at 2:47 am

Thank you for this idea. I am trying to save as much stuff as I can with freezing. We waste to much food. It adds up after a while. I am trying to get better with this so any information really helps me a lot!! Thank you!


Lisa March 19, 2015 at 8:03 pm

How would you do this with homemade ziti or rigatoni?


katerina July 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm

I am sorry I don’t have expertise in freezing that kind of pasta, but I would suggest you freeze like blueberries – basically individually first.


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