If you are a regular reader of JFI4U, you know a lot about me, including that I don’t do well after eating spaghetti sauce. My Daughter calls the experience “flying monkeys”. And you also know that I’m frugal, I love to buy in bulk, then freeze what we can’t use right away. Since my girls both love pasta, finishing a large bottle of spaghetti sauce was never an issue.
Until a few months ago when Alex decided she no longer enjoyed pasta sauce. Now we prepare dishes like Blonde Lasagna, and Alina pours the sauce on her plate only. Of course, we still buy the large bottles of sauce, but now we can’t finish it before it turns bad. Can you freeze leftover spaghetti sauce?
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Yes you can! Here’s how:
Pour the pasta sauce into an appropriately sized freezer bag. For individual servings of pasta sauce, a 1-qt. bag should suffice, or for family-sized servings, use a 1-gallon freezer bag. This may require an assistant to hold the bag open while you pour or ladle the sauce into the bag.
Seal the freezer bag, removing as much air as possible in the process. The bag must remain upright until sealed, or sauce will leak out and make a mess. Wipe the exterior of the bag with a damp rag, once sealed, to remove any drips.
Lay the bag flat on a shelf or pan inside the freezer. Do not stack multiple bags at this point. Allow the sauce to freeze solid.