I don’t know about you, but when I make anything with pasta- I either make too much or not enough. So for those times when I make too much, I wondered if it was possible to dehydrate our leftover pasta. Guess what…it is!! Dehydrated pasta comes in handy for my meals in a jar recipes and, also as a quick meal using my alfredo sauce. Most importantly, we don’t waste anymore pasta! WIN!!
So let’s get started!
You need to take your pasta and cook it according to the package. DO NOT ADD ANY OIL to the water.
Drain your pasta and rinse it off well.
Once you have it rinsed well you can use it as is, and than dehydrate the leftovers.
Turn on your dehydrator to 135 degrees and let it warm up.
Take your rinsed pasta and spread it out onto your dehydrator trays.
Put all the trays in the dehydrator and let them dry. Many people like to have times and I can give you a estimate. Always remember that all dehydrators dry differently. Drying time is around 6-8 hours. Check your pasta often and remove the pasta when it is fully dry (thinner pastas will dry faster).
Now that it is dry, you need to put the pasta in a air tight container and condition it for a few days. If you don’t know what conditioning is, check out my video here.
Once you have conditioned your pasta and see that it is properly dried, you can put it on your shelf.
To rehydrate your pasta you can put it in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes, or add it right into your sauce. Here is a great spaghetti sauce recipe you may enjoy. It is just that easy!! This is great for any leftover pasta. No more waste!!!
I love having dried pasta on my shelf, it really does make for a quick meal.