Why it Works: Instant Noodles
Saying that bread, cookie or pasta dough is “cooked” means that the starch in the flour has fully absorbed the water in the dough. Depending on the thickness of the dough, this process can take minutes (as with pasta) or almost an hour (as with bread). For traditional lasagna noodles, boiling causes the dough to absorb water and cook through. The instant noodles used in this recipe have been pretreated with water; they do not need to boiled before using. The heat of baking and the moisture from the sauce cook the noodles while the lasagna bakes.