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How to Store Fresh Pasta Dough

Updated April 17, 2017

Homemade pasta has a taste that is distinct and different --- most would say better --- than store-bought pasta. If you are making a batch of homemade pasta and have extra pasta dough left over, you can store the extra pasta dough in the refrigerator or freezer for later use. Pasta that is stored in the refrigerator will keep for several days, while pasta that is stored in the freezer can keep for months.

Coat the outside of the dough with a light layer of flour. The flour will help protect the integrity of the dough while it is being stored by keeping wanted moisture in and unwanted moisture out.

Wrap the dough with cling film.

Place the dough inside of your refrigerator or freezer. Store dough in a refrigerator for one to two days; store dough in a freezer for two to three months.

Remove the dough from the freezer on the day you wish to use it and place it in the refrigerator to thaw. Remove the dough from the refrigerator a few hours before you wish to use it to let the dough come to room temperature (this applies to both refrigerated and freshly thawed dough).

Things You'll Need

  • Flour
  • Cling film
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Alexander Poirier began writing professionally in 2005. He worked as the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine "Calliope," garnering the magazine two APEX Awards for excellence in publication. Poirer graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts in English.