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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.

Published Sept. 1, 2002

What You Need To Know

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...