Can you Keep Leftover Spaghetti?

Keep Leftover Spaghetti

If you’ve got leftover spaghetti at the end of a meal, then it seems a shame to waste it – but can you keep it? Is spaghetti safe to store and how long can you store it for?

Spaghetti is quite safe to keep and store.  I will typically put it straight into a plastic lidded box like a Tupperware box and put it into the fridge.  You can also freeze spaghetti by boxing it up and putting into the freezer.

It’s best to use spaghetti as soon as possible, if it’s in the fridge and covered then use it within 3-4 days.

Can you Freeze Cooked Spaghetti?

You can freeze spaghetti – in the freezer it’ll keep for months.  To use frozen spaghetti, simply defrost it overnight in the fridge, or drop it into a pan of boiling water, or use the microwave to defrost it in 1-2 minutes on high power.

Keep Leftover Spaghetti

Make Ahead Spaghetti: 

Because it’s so easy to store, it can be handy sometimes to cook spaghetti the night before, so you just have to microwave it hot.  I’ll often make spaghetti when I make a slow cooker spaghetti bolognese – so that when I choose to eat I can simply microwave a portion of spaghetti and then spoon the bolognese sauce straight from the slow cooker on top of the spaghetti!