Put away all your preconceived notions about pasta. The test cooks at America's Test Kitchen have stepped up to the stove to take a fresh look at everything pasta, taking nothing for granted and putting everything to the test. The results? New techniques, modern flavors, fresh ways with casseroles, and a host of easier (and sometimes lighter) takes on the classics. Love baked pasta but not all the work involved? For our Easiest-Ever Lasagna, just alternate no-boil lasagna noodles with a no-cook sauce, cheese, and crumbled sausage in a baking dish--once baked, your noodles will be tender and saucy and smothered with gooey cheese. Tired of quick pasta dishes with lackluster flavor? For our Pasta Plus 5 recipes, every ingredient counts and many pull double duty. We also did away with that big pot of boiling water in many of our recipes after finding that we could cook the pasta right in the sauce. Pasta night is back. And it's better than ever!