I have successfully used the no boil method of making lasagna. Layer your lasagna like normal, using dry noodles. Add 3/4 to 1 cup of water mixed in with your sauce. When you bake the lasagna, cover for the first 45-50 minutes, then uncover for the rest of the cooking time, so the top will brown. No need to buy special no-boil lasagna noodles, this works with your regular noodles. I have used this method a lot when making 5 or 6 pans of lasagna at a time for the freezer.
I have found my favorite way to cook easy, no boil lasagna noodles.
- Boil some water.
- Lay your noodles out on a cookie sheet with sides. Or use a roasting pan, or whatever large, flat pan you have. It works better if you don’t layer the noodles. As you can see in the picture, I did put three noodles cross-wise on the others, and it did work. I wouldn’t layer a lot, though, or you won’t get consistent results.
- Pour the boiling water over the noodles until they are all covered.
- Cover with foil, and let sit for 15 minutes.
This method gives you more consistently cooked noodles than using dry noodles. Which can sometimes have hard, uncooked spots.
No more trying to separate hot sticky noodles. And very quickly, you will be eating a beautiful lasagna. 🙂