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How To Cook Noodles In The Oven

Dry pasta noodles absorb the taste of the sauce in which they are baked. The liquid of the sauce, combined with the steam created during cooking, is sufficient to prevent the pasta from drying out. Starting with a basic noodle and gravy formula, you can create any number of flavor combinations for your unique dish of roasted pasta.

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Steps To Cook Noodles In The Oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cover the bottom of the baking dish with a thin layer of pasta sauce - between 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Add the dry pasta to the baking dish.
  4. Cover the pasta with more sauce and stir to ensure that each piece of pasta is covered with sauce.
  5. Add more sauce, if necessary, over top. No noodles should be protruding above the top layer of the sauce.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil.
  7. Bake for about 45 to 55 minutes.
  8. Remove the foil and add cheese cover if desired.
  9. Return the dough to the oven and bake, uncovered, for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the dough is al dente and the cheese is slightly golden. To test the dough, chop a pasta with a fork and remove it from the dish. Let it cool briefly before taking a bite. Different forms of dough will cook at varying speeds. Small, thin dough pieces can be made in less than an hour, but larger and thicker shapes may require more cooking time.

Ingredients For Making Noodles

  • 1 lb pasta
  • 1 bottle or 24 oz. pasta sauce
  • Baking tray
  • Aluminum foil
  • 16 oz. mozzarella or other cheese, optional

Tips For Making Noodles

You can also bake raw stuffed pasta. Simply fill the uncooked shells or tubes with the filling of your choice, place them in a baking dish and cover them completely with sauce.