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penne
lisa
12/29/11
I am making a penne dish with pesto sauce for New Years Eve. My plan is to make it ahead of time and put in buffet warmers to serve. Should I cook the pasta all the way? Or should I cook it al dente (or even less). I'm wondering if it will get mushy in the warming trays as the night goes on?
ellen
12/29/11
Cook it just barely al dente. It will get mushy after about 2 hours in chafers; consider a baked dish such as lasagna or baked pasta with chicken- take a look at these recipes on site.