The Secret To Perfectly Reheated Pasta Is A Bit Of Water


Leftover spaghetti or Alfredo may seem like an easy work lunch idea, but microwaving it in a Tupperware container doesn’t always yield the tastiest results. Luckily, just adding in a bit of water can make a huge difference.

Photo by Kathleen Franklin.

According to Bon Appetit, the key to perfectly revived pasta is splashing in a tablespoon or two of water into your container, loosely covering it and microwaving it for 90 seconds at a time, stirring until everything is nice and hot. Cover, and carefully shake the pasta to evenly coat each piece with sauce. (Do be careful here: built up steam can pop your lid off, so be sure to release pressure often.)

How to Revive Leftover Pasta at Work [Bon Appetit]


  • have been doing this for a while now. it really works.
    also works great when re-heating rice too.
    and DONT microwave food inside plastic containers ffs. put it in a ceramic or glass dish.

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