Sauces add flavor to your dishes. They’re the key to making your meals tasty. Because of this, there are so many sauces to choose from. You can use them on pasta, salads and with every meal. What’s your most frequently used sauce?
Do you like Alfredo sauce? It’s a regular in my kitchen. It might sound complicated to make, but it’s really a simple sauce made from cream and mozzarella. You just need to do a bit of melting and whisking and that will do the trick!
I’m particular about the methods I use to store my sauces for a long time, and freezing is my first choice. Do you agree?
Can We Freeze Alfredo Sauce?
- Brace yourselves, you’ll be happy to know that the answer is "Yes"!
There are certain conditions that occur when freezing dairy products, but there are simple steps that will help to make freezing work for you.
What Happens During The Freezing Process?
There is a high probability that dairy products will separate when you freeze them. They contain water and fat. Because Alfredo sauce has cream in it, it is likely to face the same issues. When stored in the freezer, the color will change to yellow.
It is these conditions that discourage us from using the freezing method, but there is no need to fret! The good news is that after thawing, these fats will blend back together with the rest of the mix and the yellow hue will vanish.
You see, freezing is a huge opportunity to save costs and reduce waste. So let’s learn how to freeze and thaw the proper way for successful storing.
Freezing Alfredo Sauce
Frozen Alfredo sauce will last for an average of three months. It’s best to use it before that if you want to retain the flavor. If you don’t, the taste and texture will alter.
The most effective way to freeze Alfredo sauce is right after it's made, while it's still fresh. Freezing it immediately after cooking will reduce the chance of separation and means the sauce will have the same awesome taste after it’s thawed.
Here is a chart for you to look at while referring to the shelf life of homemade Alfredo sauce.
Alfredo Sauce - Homemade
How To Freeze Alfredo Sauce
Pour the amount of Alfredo sauce that is needed into a resealable freezer bag. Do not fill it completely, however. Allow a space for the sauce to expand during freezing.
Before placing it in the freezer, press it gently to remove any excess air. Then seal it completely and label it with the current date so that you can track it in future. It is recommended that you store it in portions, as this will make it easier for you when you need to get some out of the freezer.
Additional Tips For Freezing Alfredo Sauce
- If you're using containers for storing, make sure they are tightly covered and sealed.
- Stir well to prevent curdling.
- You can also heat it in the microwave on 50% power.
Thawing Alfredo Sauce
Thawing is naturally simple process. Just transfer the frozen sauce from the freezer to the refrigerator and let it thaw for about twelve hours to a day. When it’s totally defrosted, it may have already separated. Don't worry, just whisk the sauce with your spoon and it will merge back into the mixture again perfectly.
If your sauce too thin, dilute a one-half teaspoon of cornstarch in a small quantity of water and mix it in with the sauce. Then simmer the mixture in a saucepan until it thickens and use it up!
Alfredo sauce is very good with pasta. If you have enough stock stored, you can make pasta dishes much more easily. Can you freeze Alfredo sauce anytime? Of course you can, as often as you want to, and it’ll take a lot of pasta to use it up!
If you had fun learning about how to freeze Alfredo sauce, share this with everyone who will take a delight in it. You’re welcome to share the dishes you make that use Alfredo sauce. I can’t wait to read about them!