The Best Ways to Reheat Leftover Pasta

Reheating pasta can be tricky, especially when the sauce is involved. Here's everything you need to know about how to reheat pasta so it tastes as good as the first time.

Reheating Pasta in an Oven

Put your leftovers in an oven-safe pan that is lined with parchment paper, a silicone baking mat, or coated with oil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

Reheating Pasta in a Microwave

The trick to reheating pasta in a microwave is to use steam to keep the pasta moist as it warms up. 

Reheating Pasta in an Air Fryer

Stick your meatballs in the fryer basket and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Check them and return them to the fryer as needed until they are heated through.

Reheating Pasta on the Stove

Add your plain pasta to the pot and stir for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then drain the noodles in a colander.

How to Reheat Pasta with Sauce

You can reheat pasta with sauce in the microwave, on the stovetop, or in the oven. The key in any of these situations is to hold on to the moisture.

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