Question by  Olive (1195)

Is it okay to eat pasta that was left out over night?


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

After working in a restaraunt for years I can tell you that its not safe for you to eat ANYTHING PERISHABLE that has sat out for two hours or longer that is not properly chilled. I would apply these same rules to my home as well. Harmful bacteria can form and make your food unsafe. Just dont eat it.


Answer by  somerset (801)

Cooked pasta by itself should not be harmful. There is not much that can happen in a relatively short time. However, it is a good habit to have to refrigerate all the leftovers immediately. If in doubt, throw out.


Answer by  x (96)

If the pasta is plain, yes. If it has a sauce that includes milk or cream or some type of meat, I wouldn't chance it.


Answer by  Cristina (339)

It depends if you added mayonaise to it or not - and I would reccomend you not eating it if you added mayo. Also, make sure you drained all the water the pasta had. Finally, make sure the pasta was in a cool dry place. When in doubt, smell the food.

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