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Does cooked pasta go bad?

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Okay, so I was just wondering how long you can keep cooked plain pasta in the fridge. When does it become dangerous (or gross) to eat? LOL
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Cooked pasta will most certainly go bad. In general, the guideline for prepared foods (depending on your governing health department) is 72 hours and gone. Cooked pasta, if tossed with oil to prevent 'clinging' will turn rancid in a few days. If dressed, like in a pasta salad, it will preserve for 3 or 4 days.

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Good to know! Thanks.
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The nose knows.
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Although the Nose knows...food born pathigens are oderless and colorless and can infect your food before the stench of "bad food" occurs, so sometimes it's best to use a time frame as Jim mentianed
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Excellent responses! Have to admit my first thought was ---- is gummy and sticky considered going bad??? It's a different world!
post #7 of 12
shouldnt be kept more than 3 days in frdge, tightly wrapped in saran..
post #8 of 12

cape chef, It's good to accidently eat bad food once in a while, keeps your immune system working.

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cape chef, It's good to accidently eat bad food once in a while, keeps your immune system working. 

 

While I might not fully disagree with this statement, on a personal level, from a professional standpoint one should never gamble on the health of ones customers, from both an ethical standpoint as well as a monetary standpoint. 

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post #10 of 12

thank you! answered my question and made for a pleasant meal of noodles this evening 

post #11 of 12

lol, searched this after eating some bowtie pasta that was in the fridge for like... 3-5 weeks? wrapped up and tossed with butter, smelled ok. I heated it up with some steamed veggies and jarred alfredo sauce. Was good!.... I'll let you know if this was a mistake D:

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Jarred alfredo??

Pure Sacrilege!  surprised.gif

 

In my experience, if it doesnt "smell-funny" it's fine, regardless of age, (with one exception*)

and believe me, I possess a brutally unforgiving gastric system.

As to how long it can go, depends on things like the fridge itself, how often it's opened,

how often the PASTA container is opened, TLThat.

 

* Exception:

To me, regardless of how it smells, if it's starting to "go-grey", I toss it.

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