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How long can I store leftovers of a Pasta Bake?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does Pasta Bake expire?
A homemade pasta bake can be safely refrigerated for about 3 to 5 days. If left unopened and refrigerated, a store-bought pasta bake should be eaten within 2 to 3 days of the 'sell-by' date. Once opened, you should consume it within 2 to 3 days for best quality. If you have stored your pasta bake in the freezer, it can last up to 2 to 3 months, though the quality can begin to degrade after 1 month.
How do you tell if Pasta Bake is bad?
If the pasta bake has gone bad, you'll likely notice a change in the aroma. A sure sign of spoilage is if it develops a sour, off-putting scent. In addition, the appearance could change with the presence of mold, which would indicate it's time to toss it out. Also, if it feels slimy or sticky, it’s not safe to eat.
Tips for storing Pasta Bake to extend shelf life
• Always store the pasta bake in airtight containers or aluminum foil to keep it fresh.
• Keep your fridge temperature below 40°F (4°C) to slow bacterial growth.
• If you want to freeze it, let it cool completely before freezing. Use a freezer-safe, airtight container and it's always a good idea to write the freezing date on the container.
• Defrosting should ideally be done in the refrigerator overnight. However, if you are short on time, you can use the defrost function on your microwave, or you can heat it directly from frozen. Just make sure to adjust your cooking time and temperature as it will take longer to reheat.
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