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You know what’s better than fresh pasta? A whole lot of fresh pasta. If you’re going to go through the hassle of rolling out all of that dough, you might as well make a good bit of it, which means you’re going to need to store it.
Tossing strands of pasta in flour and storing them in a plastic bag in the fridge will keep everything nice and fresh for 18 hours but, as Cook’s Illustrated found out the hard way, after that amount of time the noodles will take on “a grey-green cast” and start to clump together. This is caused by oxidation and water migration, but it’s easily solved by storing your pasta in the freezer, where it will stay good for a whole month. This means you can eat pasta for a whole month, and that means you will have a pretty good month.
How to Freeze Leftover Fresh Pasta [Cook’s Illustrated ]