I looked in the cupboard earlier to make myself some dinner as the kids were at their friends house. “What do I fancy today?”, I asked myself. It was soon apparent that well.. it didn’t really matter, cos there was barely anything in anyways! All I could find was some tomato sauce and some lasagna noodles. Usually I’d use spaghetti, but in this instance I just didn’t have the opportunity. So I questioned myself; can I boil oven ready lasagna noodles?
The correct answer is that yes, it’s absolutely fine to boil oven ready lasagna noodles. The only issue can be that the lasagna noodles are too hard, but you can leave them in water for a few minutes to soften them.
It’s a common question that many people have, so I decided to check it out myself and found that the no boil lasagna noodles cam eout just fine. I do however like my lasagna a little harder than the majority of people, so bear that in mind when you’re cooking your own lasagna noodles.
Which pan to use?
When you’re boiling your noodles, I’m automatically assuming that you’re not going to be using your run of the mill lasagna pan. You would be far better off using a regular pan to boil these lasagna noodles as the metal will help to conduct the heat better than what it would with a different style of pan.
Favorite No Boil Lasagna Recipe
There are tons of great lasagna recipes that use no boil noodles. I’ve cooked many myself – here’s a look at one of my favorite recipes that I found online. It’s very easy to use and you don’t need to worry about the flavor too much.
No boil lasagna can be a great alternative to regular pastas like fusilli. Although I wouldn’t choose it over any regular pasta, as an alternative I would definitely recommend it if you don’t have any other pastas in your house.
You could choose to use the no boil pasta with tomato sauce, but I also think it would be an awesome idea to use carbonara sauce or something that’s more creamy.