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Old 01-28-2019, 06:09 PM
 
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I made a tuna macaroni salad and have way too much to finish off in a week or so. The ingredients are this.
Tuna
Elbow macaroni
Mayonnaise
Relish
Eggs
Sugar snaps
Onion
Etc.

Would freezing some of it do something that might ruin it.
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I wouldn't - pasta does not freeze well at all (let alone the other odd things you put in). (odd ingredients btw
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:53 PM
 
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I wouldn't - pasta does not freeze well at all (let alone the other odd things you put in). (odd ingredients btw
There are all kinds of frozen pasta meals.

OP, the only problem may be how you cooked the pasta. If you cooked it too long, the texture may change after thawing.

I say freeze it and see what happens. Better than just tossing it.
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:44 PM
 
Location: collier county, fl
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Mayo doesn't thaw well.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Mayo doesn't thaw well.
^^ This is what I thought as well.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:39 PM
 
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I agree. Mayo gets a weird texture. If you're not planning to serve it to others, and texture isn't usually a problem for you, I'd go with freezing it and seeing how it goes. I wouldn't thaw it and offer it at a party.

Hate to waste food. ;D
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Old Yesterday, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Florida
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You might use more of it by serving differently
I often heat up potato or macaroni salad and serve warm just for a change
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Old Yesterday, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I'm gonna say no - unless you had left out the dressing/mayo. Google 'can I freeze macaroni salad.'

Sorry, but IMO , Sometimes it just makes sense to throw food away.
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Old Yesterday, 08:45 AM
 
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The veggies will also release water when thawed, making it kinda soupy.
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Old Yesterday, 08:58 AM
 
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So now I have to know how long it will keep in the frig. One week maybe. Next time I will make one half the recipe since I have a big pot that I will throw half of away.
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