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No Boil Lasagna Noodles

We first tested brands of no-boil lasagna noodles, and then cooked two lasagnas, one with no-boil noodles and the other with traditional, straight from the box, noodles. The results were clear in both tests.

What We Learned

Over the past few years, no-boil (also called oven-ready) lasagna noodles have become a permanent fixture on supermarket shelves. Much like "instant rice," no-boil noodles are precooked at the factory. The extruded noodles are run through a water bath and then dehydrated mechanically. During baking, the moisture from the sauce softens, or rehydrates, the noodles, especially when the...

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