How to Reheat Pasta So the Middle Isn't Sad and Cold

This trick changes everything


All you wanted to do was zap your leftover spaghetti Bolognese in the microwave. But a minute later, the outside edge of the noodles is scorching hot and the center is freezing cold. This trick will guarantee your pasta is always evenly heated throughout. 

What you do: When you scoop your leftover pasta onto a plate, take an extra 30 seconds to arrange the noodles into a doughnut shape. (Basically, there should be a hole in the center.) Next, reheat your pasta like you normally would.

Why this works: The circular shape helps conducts heat evenly as the noodles warm up.

Boom, pasta for dinner. Get in my belly.

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.