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Pantry Staples: Instant Pasta In A Jar

Cooking and dehydrating pasta gives you nearly instant pasta – a boon for pantry staples when prepping meals for long-term storage. Get those large mason jars filled and marked – and you will eat well when the power is out.

Instant Pasta In A Jar



Add everything but the cheese to a large saucepan, add in the water.

Bring to a boil, stirring often, then turn off heat. Cover tightly and let sit for 10 minutes.

Stir in cheese.

Serves 4 to 8, depending on appetite size, and if you serve other food with it.


The 16 ounce dehydrated pasta would be 16 ounces precooked, so a standard package of pasta.

Gluten-free pasta can be used instead.

See here for how to dehydrate pasta.