I sent the husband to the store to pick up some ingredients for lasagna, including some lasagna noodles. He came home with Barilla lasagna noodles, which I had never used before, but he knew I liked Barilla pasta, sooo... I read the recipe on the box and found that the pasta was not to be cooked prior to "building" the lasagna itself. The pasta were very thin, rectangular sheets that bore no resemblance to the thicker, curly edged, long noodles sold as lasagna noodles by most American boxed pasta companies. They looked like the thin homemade lasagna noodles I've made on very rare occasions. I followed the recipe on the Barilla box (except I used my own homemade sauce.) The recipe calls for a lot of sauce, I guess because the noodles absorb some while they cook. End result was a terrific pan of lasagna. I recommend the Barilla lasagna noodles and the recipe.