How long does cooked asparagus last in the fridge or freezer? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — refrigerate asparagus within two hours of cooking.
To maximize the shelf life of cooked asparagus for safety and quality, refrigerate the asparagus in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
Properly stored, cooked asparagus will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
To further extend the shelf life of cooked asparagus, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.
How long does cooked asparagus last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
The freezer time shown is for best quality only — cooked asparagus that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
How long does cooked asparagus last after being frozen and thawed? Cooked asparagus that has been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before cooking; asparagus that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
How long can cooked asparagus be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked asparagus should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
How to tell if cooked asparagus is bad? The best way is to smell and look at the asparagus: discard any beans with an off smell or appearance, do not taste first.
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