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First, if you're cooking your pasta only for lunch during the week, cook it very al dente (slightly undercooked) and portion it into containers. Keep your pasta and sauce separate. To re-heat the pasta use whatever hot water source you have available for making tea, cocoa, etc. and let it sit for a minute or two to get hot. If the microwave is the only ...


No leftover pasta is going to have the exact same quality as freshly prepared. If you store the pasta with the sauce, it is going to continue to absorb moisture, and the texture will get softer, and the sauce will become thicker and reduced in volume due to the absorption of the water. The thing is, if you are using jarred pasta sauce, it doesn't really ...

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