The fear of having to find out how to defrost a wonderful, fresh jar of spaghetti sauce frequently overshadows the joy of having one.
This article will go through four ways how to defrost pasta sauce—in case you’re looking for a new way.
Do You Need To Defrost Pasta Sauce?
Your own preference will determine the appropriate response; if you want it cold, then no; if you prefer it hot and fresh right out of the jar, then yes.
If there’s nothing wrong with your microwave or stovetop, then this shouldn’t be an issue.
How Do You Reheat Defrosted Pasta Sauce?
Since pasta sauce is meant to be eaten as soon as it’s made, it needs to be kept in a refrigerator as close to serving time as possible.
If stored in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, pasta sauce can also be frozen and quickly thawed on the stovetop.
The initial defrosting step will take just a few minutes, so the rest—which can take hours or days—doesn’t matter so much.
1. Defrost Pasta Sauce On Stove
The jar of pasta sauce should be placed in a big pan of simmering water. Stir frequently, and bring back up to a full boil at least once every 20 minutes.
2. Defrost Pasta Sauce In Glass Jar
Bring a large pot of water to a simmer and place the jar in it. Stir frequently, and bring back up to a full boil at least once every 20 minutes. The lid will keep the top from boiling dry, so no worries here.
3. Defrost Pasta Sauce In Microwave
The jar is placed in a big pot of simmering water. Stir frequently, and bring back up to a full boil at least once every 20 minutes. The lid will keep the top from boiling dry, so no worries here.
4. Defrost Pasta Sauce In Plastic Container
Place the jar of pasta sauce in a large microwave-proof bowl that can cover it completely. Stirring occasionally, heat until defrosted on full power for 2 minutes and then on low power for 7 minutes at a time.
Pasta sauce should always be eaten cold or at least near the serving time, but it can be defrosted if you need to have it ready to eat sooner.
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