Let’s face it. There’s only so much macaroni salad one can eat. Even a self-proclaimed macaroni salad lover has a limit of how much macaroni salad he can reasonably consume before waving the white flag of surrender. Rather than giving up and tossing the leftovers into the garbage, consider freezing it. Freezing gives you the freedom and control to plan how to use leftovers.
Things You'll Need
- Macaroni salad
- Plastic airtight storage containers or freezer bags
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Portion the macaroni salad into individual serving sizes.
Place each portion in a reusable storage container or plastic bag suitable for freezing. Seal the containers and/or bags tight. The advantage of using these types of containers is that they prevent air from getting in, which can cause food to spoil faster.
Label the sealed containers and/or bags with the date and food type.
Place the freezer-ready containers into the freezer for no more than 3 to 5 days.
Thaw the macaroni salad in the refrigerator before serving. Since macaroni salad is a perishable food, because it’s made with mayonnaise; it must be thawed in a refrigerator to prevent bacteria from growing. Plan on the macaroni salad taking about three hours to completely thaw.