How To Soak Lasagna Noodles

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Things You'll Need

  • Large rectangular baking dish

  • Hot water

  • 1/8 cup salt

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.


Step 1

Fill large, rectangular baking dish with hot water.

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Step 2

Add 1/8 cup salt. Agitate the water with your hand to evenly distribute and dissolve the salt.

Step 3

Lay the lasagna noodles in the salt water. Soak for 60 to 90 minutes or until the lasagna noodles are soft.


Soak your noodles while you prepare your lasagna fillings. By the time your fillings are prepared, your noodles will be ready to go.

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