How to Freeze Fresh Lasagna Noodles

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Homemade lasagna noodles fresh from the pasta maker are the foundation for a savory Italian meal. Make a double batch of noodles and freeze the extra to quickly assemble lasagna at a later date. Once frozen and properly packaged, lasagna noodles will keep in the freezer up to two months. Packaged frozen lasagna noodles can be stacked in the freezer, leaving room for other frozen foods.

Things You'll Need

  • Cookie sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Plastic wrap
  • Freezer bag
  • Marker pen

Place wax paper on a cookie sheet. Arrange the fresh lasagna noodles in a single layer on the sheet. Keep the noodles separated--do not allow the edges to touch.

Cover the fresh noodles with a single layer of plastic wrap. Press the wrap tightly around the edges of the pan to seal it.

Place the cookie sheet in the freezer. Use the quick-freeze shelf, if there is one in your freezer. Leave the noodles in the freezer for four hours, or two hours on a quick-freeze shelf.

Remove the lasagna noodles from the freezer and lift the plastic wrap off the top of the cookie sheet. Stack the frozen noodles in a single pile, all lying in one direction.

Wrap the stack of lasagna noodles in plastic wrap, using two to three layers of the wrap. Slip the wrapped noodles into a zip-top freezer bag and close, pressing excess air out of the bag as you zip it closed. Write the date on the bag with a permanent marker pen.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make double batches of other types of noodles to freeze every time you use your pasta maker to speed up future Italian meal preparation time.

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