Homemade lasagna is one of those rich, gooey comfort foods that you can enjoy as a stand-alone meal or alongside a hearty green salad and buttery garlic bread. And--if it is not devoured immediately--lasagna is one of the best "leftover" meals around. It tastes even better the next day. In authentic Italian cuisine, boiled pasta is a big no-no. And while fresh pasta is best, who has the time or patience? Here's a workable compromise: Soften your lasagna noodles by simply soaking them in hot salt water. Better taste, better lasagna.
Things You'll Need
- Large rectangular baking dish
- Hot water
- 1/8 cup salt
Fill large, rectangular baking dish with hot water.
Add 1/8 cup salt. Agitate the water with your hand to evenly distribute and dissolve the salt.
Lay the lasagna noodles in the salt water. Soak for 60 to 90 minutes or until the lasagna noodles are soft.
Tips & Warnings
- Soak your noodles while you prepare your lasagna fillings. By the time your fillings are prepared, your noodles will be ready to go.
How to Make No-Cook Noodle Italian Lasagna
Because your sauce is your base for your lasagna, it holds the magic flavor that permeates throughout the dish, and melds all...
How to Make Lasagna Noodles
If you make lasagna at home, you probably use store-bought noodles to save some time. You could have a little more versatility...
How to Layer Lasagna Noodles
Lasagna long ago completed its successful journey from the Old World to the New World, becoming a beloved American staple. It appears...
Ideas for Leftover Lasagna Noodles
Making lasagna can be a very long and intensive process that sometimes ends with bits and pieces of leftover lasagna noodles. You...
What are No Boil Lasagna Noodles?
No-boil lasagna noodles are precooked noodles that don't require boiling. They can be used straight from the package, saving time and trouble....
Why Does My Lasagna Come Out Watery?
Tired of soupy lasagna? A trained chef walks you through the potential "gotchas" of this classic pasta casserole.
How to Cook Meatless Lasagna
Cooking meatless lasagna is very similar to the way you would cook regular lasagna. Learn how to cook meatless lasagna with help...
How to Prepare Noodles for Lasagna
How to prepare noodles for a lasagna recipe; learn this and more in this free online cooking video series taught by expert...