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No boil lasagne pasta

What have you tried? Do you have a preference?
Barilla, Delverde or another brand? How about the fresh lasagne sheets they sell in the market?
I've had success with Barilla, but I'd like to try the wider sheets such as Delverde.

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  1. I use regular lasagne noodles which I briefly soak in hot water instead of boiling . They have much better texture IMO.

    1. Here's a link to threads containing the many previous discussions of NB noodles. I love the tender, thin Barilla ones but because of the homophobic comments of the company spokesman/head, I will no longer buy any Barilla.

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      1. re: greygarious

        I missed this episode will have to google

        1. The Barilla stuff works - its one of the few "convenience" products that I find better than the standard - it is thinner and more delicate than regular boiled noodles (not as good as fresh) and yields a better structured and balanced casserole.

          I was actually shocked that my Italian-American mom who usually buys lasagna noodles on Arthur Ave would recommend such a product but they are indeed good - and easy.

          1. I like the delverde noodles that come packaged with foil pans. They fit perfectly, I'm not stuck with shards of pasta flying around my kitchen as I try to make the noodles fit in my pan of choice! It helps that they are tasty too, and I don't care for those ruffled edges on so many lasagne noodles.
            I also will no longer purchase Barilla.

            1. Seriously. Just assemble your lasagna with dry lasagna noodles. Cover with foil. Bake one hour. Perfection, and no hassle, no burnt fingers.

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              1. re: RosePearl

                I have done the same, just making sure there is plenty of sauce

                1. I have used a couple of brands of "bronze cut" no-boil lasagna noodles. I didn't know if it was just some silly term, so I looked it up. The pasta is less smooth than other lasagna, so the sauce and fillings don't slide apart.
                  I have found that to be exactly right.

                  1. I use regular lasagna pasta noodles, works well.

                    1. Yes I use Barilla. Have not seen the Delverde brand of no boil noodles in my area.

                      1. No Barilla in my home. There are plenty of other choices.

                        1. I also used to swear by the Barilla lasagna noodles but I won't buy any of their products any more

                          1. I have used the Muellers with success (the no boil noodles). We use a minimal amount of pasta in our lasagna b/c of my H's dietary needs (we sub eggplant layers, etc)...but anyway, Muellers works.

                            1. Barilla has renamed their 'No Boil" as "oven ready"

                              Seems to be the same stuff.

                              But the box now says cook for 25 minutes, not 50-60 minutes as before. Just tried it. THEY STILL NEED AN HOUR. (caps to attract attention).

                              The box is in error.

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                              1. I've used the Barilla no boil to make lasagna and loved them. Now you guys are teilling me not to use Barilla. whine. I'll have to look up what the idiot said, cause I hadn't heard about it before.

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                                1. re: laliz

                                  I certainly wouldn't tell anyone what product to buy or not, based on some internet story about something the spokesperson or someone else representing the company may or may not have said......

                                  i have noticed in my store's refrigerated case another brand of lasagne sheets that is with the other fresh pastas; I will be checking that out, can't remember the name, though. I love using fresh pasta sheets if I can get them conveniently.

                                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                    I certainly would encourage others not to buy Barilla. Here is what the CHAIRMAN said, as reported by Reuters and many other reliable sources-

                                    ROME, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Guido Barilla, chairman of the world's leading pasta manufacturer, prompted calls for a consumer boycott on Thursday after telling Italian radio his company would never use a gay family in its advertising.

                                    "I would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect but because we don't agree with them. Ours is a classic family where the woman plays a fundamental role," Barilla, 55, said in an interview with Radio 24 on Wednesday.


                                2. well, I went and researched the story and I won't be purchasing Barilla products any more. I'm just that way when I read something I don't like. I'm glad I found out. I say spread the word.

                                  1. I picked up a couple packages of Giovanni Rana lasagne sheets in the refrigerated section- they were half price, so what the heck.
                                    I'm very happy with the results.
                                    Of course, no boil, so the process came together in way less time and way less mess.
                                    The pasta sheets are thin and delicate, so you have to layer quickly, lest they dry out a bit and curl.

                                    I'd buy again.