We have been known for big portions and all you can eat.Sometimes you take some home with you, but then a few days later you see it inthe fridge and wonder if it’s still good and if microwaving it is the correctchoice. Spaghetti Works is here to help you figure out if your pasta should bereheated. You can freeze pasta and pasta sauces to extend the life of both,we’ll cover that in a separate entry.
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3-5 days. We normally recommend eating your leftovers thenext day or within 2 days, this is due to the to go containers we use not beingairtight. If you have already planned meals and were banking on eating the leftovers around the 3-5 day mark, we would encourage to place the pasta in anairtight zip-lock bag and be sure to roll the air out of it as much aspossible. If you aren’t sure how long it’s been you can tell if the pasta andsauce combo has turned if you open the package and the odor doesn’t seem quiteright. Please, if you see any signs or the appearance of mold, go a head andjust throw it away, do not open it or taste it.
Depending on the sauce this answer can very wildly. You willneed to take into account the sauce pasta (cream or tomato), how it’s beingstored in the fridge, and if it contains any meat, and if so what is therefrigerated life of the meat after cooking. Where some sauces may not showmold at the low end of the answer but the chance it has began or formed and isjust not noticeable has increased dramatically so if you are not going to usethe sauce within the timeline given we strongly recommending freezing.
5 days to a week if no meat is mixed with the sauce, 3-4days if meat is mixed with the tomato-based sauce. A tomato-based sauce thatdoes not contain any meat premixed into the sauce will hold for usually around5 days, this would include our original & spicy marinara. Sauces premixedwith meats that are tomato-based we would recommend eating with 3 days to 4days. This would include our chili, spicy Italian, meat sauce, or red clamsauce.
7 days is the recommended time in the fridge for cream-basedsauces. The reason being is usually the cream-based sauces have ingredientsthat are better in the cold than a tomato, such as heavy cream. This wouldinclude our alfredo, Cajun alfredo, pesto cream, white clam, and beer cheesesauces.
Sometimes the pasta is already mixed into the sauce andsometimes you have gotten a great container of beer cheese sauce to-go for youto make pasta in a few days. Either way we always recommend transferring thesauce into an airtight container. All the containers we serve to-go sauces inwill last in the fridge for the recommended time above. If you would like toextend the life an extra day or possibly 2, we recommend putting the sauce inan airtight zip-lock bag. We would not recommend extending past two days of theabove recommendation unless you are freezing it.
Craving pasta but don"t want to dine-in? Not a problem Spaghetti Works would like to help ensure you get the best quality pasta when it gets to you via delivery or takeout. View our recommendations when you are taking pasta to-go.
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