Spaghetti carbonara is one of Italy’s most prized possession. Not only does it taste amazing, but the creamy texture of the dish also leaves every person in awe. However, as easy it is to make a bowl of carbonara, reheating the leftover bits is never easy, especially when you have a lot.
The key to perfecting the delectable taste of carbonara is to ensure the correct ratio of eggs and cheese mixture that is added in the end. And, this is the part that makes the reheating process so complicated. You always have a risk of overcooking the eggs in the leftover carbonara, leaving this with a very “eggy” taste instead of the creamy and cheesy aftertaste.
So, how should you go about reheating your carbonara? Is there a certain way to do it or is there more than one way to re-heat this dish? Read on and find out!
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Methods to Reheat Carbonara
While reheating leftover foods in the oven and microwave is the most common way to do it, the same can’t be the case with carbonara. This is primarily because using an oven to reheat the carbonara can overcook the eggs, making it into a frittata instead.
Following are a few alternative methods that you can do to reheat carbonara.
#1 On the Stove
If you reheat carbonara on a stovetop following the correct steps, chances are that not only will it leave the pasta al dente, it will also keep both its creaminess and flavor. So here’s how to do so:
#2 Convert it into a Frittata
Since carbonara contains eggs in it, reheating the pasta dish can become extremely challenging, especially if you don’t want the eggs in the dish to become an omelet.
One of the best methods of reheating this dish is to add it to a frittata. Here are the steps you can follow:
#3 Transform it into Another Pasta Dish
For a twist on your go-to pasta dish, leftover carbonara can be used to make another pasta dish like herby pesto linguine!
How to Store Leftover Carbonara?
Don’t even think about leaving it out on the kitchen counter!
If you have leftover carbonara, more than the reheating process, you need to make sure that you’ll store this dish the right way. Here is an easy way to store them for the next day:
Remember this: Carbonara is a dish that can last for up to four days, if you store it in the refrigerator!
How to Make Carbonara at Home?
If you enjoy eating carbonara from the nearby Italian restaurant, you’d be surprised as to how easy it is to make it at home. All you have to do is follow these steps:
Frequently Asked Questions
How long can carbonara last in the fridge?
If you are planning on freezing your leftover carbonara, keep in mind that you shouldn’t store it in the fridge for more than 3-4 days since it contains eggs in it. Keep in mind that the longer you store the carbonara, the drier it will get.
Can I reheat carbonara in a microwave?
While you can reheat carbonara in a microwave, it is not necessarily a recommended method. This is ideal for individuals who tend to have very little time in their hands. Reheating the leftover carbonara in a microwave will scramble the eggs in the dish, destroying the texture of the dish completely.
We hope you have found these tips helpful and that they will inspire you to try a few different ways of reheating your leftovers. If not, then we’re sure there are some other tricks up our sleeve! Stay tuned for more posts in the future about how to make pasta dishes into something new with just a little creativity.