We’ve had a huge success at making single serving pastas as they are ordered. If you have your noodles already boiled, you can assemble any kind of pasta you want…we use pie tins for take out orders. The interesting thing about doing it this way, is that each order can be completely customized by the customer (extra sauce, extra cheese, pepperoni, etc). Not only does the customer get exactly what he wants, but you get the benefit of add on sales. The other great thing about this method is that a pasta takes about 7 minutes in a 600 degree oven, about the same time as our pizza, …so the management system is very simple.
I have a real simple way of doing lasagna and we sell a ton of it. I make my sauce from scratch then cook up some mafalda noodles and mix it all together then portion out at 15oz in a 4"X5" foil container then put a lid on and freeze. I add the cheese just before it goes in the oven. I always keep about 2 days worth in the cooler and as I use them I pull out a frozen one to replace it. I make sure I date them when they come out of the freezer so I can controll rotation. I make a batch of about 50 at a time. If I happen to run out of thawed product I can nuke one for 6 minutes and then use it so its not a big deal if I do run short. They take about 7-8 minutes in my BP Y600 at 550 and I put them in a pizza pan so the bottom doesnt burn. It is simple and quick and I think that is one reason we sell so many they dont have to wait long for it. Hope that helps!