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JANWHOSOEVER Posts: 2,547
7/21/10 4:43 P

Sounds like your question is already answered, but I agree with the adding them toward the end of cooking pasta idea. Keep it simple, no extra dishes, no extra draining.

FROGHEMOTH Posts: 255
7/20/10 2:03 P

What I usually do is cook the pasta and drain, then put the pasta back in the pan and add my sauce and frozen veggies and just reheat it a little. I just stir until the veggies no longer look frozen. Usually frozen veggies are already cooked when they're packaged, so all you really need to do is thaw them out before eating.

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GRACIESMOM70 Posts: 1,345
7/16/10 10:13 A

I always add frozen vegtables to pasta while cooking. Depending on the vegtable check time needed and adjust to the time for whatever pasta you are cooking.

60SIXTY Posts: 24,911
7/15/10 4:55 P

I sometimes put the frozen bag in the refrigerator to thaw in the morning. Then, I just put them in the boiling water the last two minutes. It usually works, but I like our veggies crisp-tender.

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-STINA- Posts: 729
6/15/10 12:20 P

Thanks so much to both of you! :)

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GRACIESMOM70 Posts: 1,345
6/15/10 10:36 A

Cook together- add a few minutes before pasta finished cooking. Then drain together.

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6/15/10 9:12 A

I add the frozen veggies to the pasta for a couple minutes before the pasta is ready to drain. Then you can drain it all together. No extra dish needed to cook the pasta.

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-STINA- Posts: 729
6/15/10 2:26 A

Kind of a stupid question probably but- if I want to add frozen broccoli/cauliflower to pasta, can I just add it in with the boiling pasta water? Or drain the pasta and then add it in - is the pasta hot enough to cook it to a safe temperature? Or do I need to cook it in a whole separate pot or bowl first?

I'm newly graduated, now living on my own off-campus and have to cook my own food (THE HORROR!! - actually, it's fun so far LOL). I don't really know anything about cooking..I've been googling a lot but I can't find an answer to this one (I was successful in finding out how long to bake chicken breast for earlier today though! haha)

Thanks!



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