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SuperMom Tip of the Day – What to do with Broken Cooked Pasta

Last Sunday, when I was making Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells, some of the cooked shells had broken or split while cooking and couldn’t be used for the dish.  Plus I ran out of filling before I ran out of shells, so I had some whole ones left, as well.

Rather than throw out that pasta, I sliced it up into strips.


Then I put those into a freezer bag and put them in the freezer to be used the next time I make soup.


I also do this with lasagna or manicotti shells that break while cooking.



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  • mom2fur
    February 11, 2009 11:04 am

    That is a brilliantly frugal idea! I can’t tell you how much pasta I’ve ditched because it fell apart. After reading your tip…never again! Thanks, I need to save anywhere and everywhere I can.
    BTW, thanks for visiting my blog. And don’t worry about the typos. It’s funny, but I read ‘that’s’ instead of ‘thanks,’ anyway! Funny how the brain works…when it does work.

  • Jerri
    February 11, 2009 12:00 am

    What a great idea. So much better than throwing it away!

  • Lynnae
    February 10, 2009 9:35 pm

    Love that idea! Thanks for sharing!

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