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Does the oven temperature for a lasagna really matter?

Of all the things that go into my oven, a lasagna is one of the more "wet" or saucy dishes. When a fully baked lasagna comes out of the oven, it still has quite a bit of water content ...
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Is my friend's oven broken?

Large dish of reftrigerated lasagna in an IKEA porcelan dish, enough to serve 10 reasonable adult portions as described here: What would be the best way of preparing lasagne in advance?. The lasagna ...
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What would be the best way of preparing lasagne in advance?

Due to time constraints, I need to prepare a large lasagne in advance of a dinner party at a friends house the next day. The ingredients will be meat sauce, bechamel sauce, a variety of grated hard ...
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Cooking lasagna in a circle dutch oven?

I don't own a casserole dish to make lasagna and was curious if anyone has tried to make lasagna with circular pot? I plan on after cooking the pasta cutting into shape when layering. I should mention ...
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Should freshly made egg-free lasagna sheets be dried before use?

I've made lasagna sheets before, using eggs and semolina flour (one full egg to two yolks, and enough flour for a very dry dough). These sheets worked well, placed directly into the lasagna without ...
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Can you replace red wine with apera/sherry in a ragout sauce for lasagne?

I am trying to make this lasagne recipe. I have apera¹ in my pantry, which I bought to make stroganoff. Can I use this in place of red wine in the recipe? It may be sacrilegious, but I do not want to ...
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Best way to prepare multiple pans of lasagna

I need to prepare ingredients to make three pans of lasagna. Should I prepare one batch at a time, or mix ingredients for the three batches at one time and divide among three pans?
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Is there a Pyrex baking dish that can fit a packaged dry lasagna noodle?

Pyrex baking dishes all seem to be 9-inch by 13-inch, and many sites recommend that as the ideal size for lasagne. As a result, the most tiresome and messy part of making lasagne is getting the ...
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Could I use a sous vide rack for cooking lasagna in boiling water?

I enjoy cooking my lasagnas in boiling water before using them in the pan. I am perfectly aware that putting a little oil in the boiling water helps avoiding the noodle to stick together. But I cook ...
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Lasagna in a sandwich maker

I have some lasagna sheets that I would like to use, and our oven is rather unreliable. Is it possible to prepare lasagna using only a sandwich maker? How could I go about doing this?
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What is a vegan recipe for lasagne? [closed]

Do you guys have any idea how much I am craving a good old piece of lasagne. Since my girlfriend is vegan I wanna make the lasagne her way, of you now what I mean. So any ideas how to best substitute ...
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lasagna sauce ahead of time

I know it is possible to make lasagna a day or so ahead of time but I would like to make only the sauce ahead of time, let it cool and then refrigerate. Then bake the lasagna the next day. Any thought ...
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How is this lasagna pasta supposed to be cooked?

I will try to do lasagna and I have doubts about how to deal with the pasta. The bolognese and bechamel sauces are fine (at least I know how to approach them). The problem I am having is with these &...
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Slow cooker lasagna with a liner

I’m making slow cooker lasagna and want to put a liner in the cooker. Has anyone been successful with this method?
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Vegetable lasagna a bit too wet. How to adjust baking temp/time?

I’ve just assembled a vegetable lasagna, and the filling and sauce have both come out erring a bit on the watery side — not dreadfully so, but noticeably wetter than when I’ve previously made this ...
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Will my lasagna be ruined because I forgot to put the white sauce on the lasagna sheets

I was making lasagna and put in the meat and the lasagna sheets but then I realized (after I had finish the layers and the cheese top), I forgot to put the white sauce on top of each layer of lasagna ...
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Why does Lasagna need to be baked?

Aside from the cheese, isn't everything in a lasagna already cooked? If so, why do recipes still call for 30-40 minutes of baking? And how does the baking affect it? (e.g. makes it chewier?)
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Precooked lasagna with fresh pasta [duplicate]

Can I assemble lasagna the day before I cook it. This is with fresh pasta. I’m worried the pasta will be soggy
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Won't fresh pasta sheets in lasagna overcook?

Most lasagna recipes require 30-45min of baking. Fresh pasta however only requires 2-4min of cooking. If I use fresh pasta in lasagne, will it not overcook? Edit: The linked duplicate question is ...
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Taste of pre-frozen lasagna

I want to assemble a lasagna with cooked noodles and freeze to be thawed out and cooked for Christmas. I am concerned that taste will be compromised because of not being completely freshly made. I am ...
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Can Lasagna be frozen before cooking, if using uncooked lasagna noodles, not the no boil type

I have never pre-cooked my lasagna noodles and I use regular noodles, not the no boil type. Can I freeze this lasagna before cooking or should it be cooked and then frozen. Also how long can it be ...
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How to soak no boil lasagna noodles in water without them sticking to each other?

I like to soak no boil pasta noodles in water before layering them since it gives them a special taste. However the noodles like to stick to each other in whatever container i put them in. How do you ...
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What is the traditional way to layer a lasagna?

I am following this recpie to make a lasagna (minus the ragu because jewish law) and I always wonder how to best layer the lasagna. Below is a picture of how I layer my lasagna. Is this the correct ...
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Can I use Portobello Mushrooms in Lasagna?

I'd like to make a lasagna with mushrooms finely chopped and cooked with some Italian sausage to make the base for the meat sauce. However, all I have are Portobello Mushrooms. Will they work for this?...
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How do you prevent your lasagne from being watery?

As you can see there is a lot of liquid that assembles at the sides. This lasagne has bechamel and marinara sauce. The bechamel is reduced, with a chunky (but watery) red sauce. The lasagne sheets ...
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How to prevent the lasagne filling from sliding out?

When I cook lasagne most of the filling slides out between the pages. How do you make the filling stay in its place?
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Can fresh pasta sheets be used to assemble a lasagne, then left in the fridge overnight before baking?

Or will this make them mushy or otherwise degrade them? I have recently gotten into making fresh pasta, and I want to prep a lasagne the night before. I have done this before with store-bough dried ...
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Adding eggs to lasagna

I have seen this particular part added in recipes for lasagna. What I don't understand is what it means by "add eggs" to cheese. Do I just crack a raw egg and dump it into the cheese mixture? Do I ...
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Fresh pasta noodles in lasagna

When making lasagna noodles from scratch, do you need to cook the noodles first? If I was making it the regular way, layers, I wouldn't think it would need to be cooked. But I'm rolling the noodles ...
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Off Garlic! Can we fix recipe?

HELP! My darling husband has started dinner for us, but upon tasting the tomato sauce for our lasagne, it seems the garlic was off! It tastes like damp, wet, mildew, blah! Is there anything I can do ...
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Is that bechamel that Gordon Ramsay is adding to the lasagna?

In this video, you can see Gordan Ramsay piping a white substance into his lasagna. Recently saw a post about substitute for ricotta or cottage in a lasagna. Several members agreed that bechamel is ...
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How to adjust time for oven stuck at 350F

My oven is stuck at 350F. I need to cook a lasagna that requires 400F for 1:55 (one hour 55 minutes). I also need to cook a turkey at 375F for 4:30 (separately). How do I adjust since my oven is stuck ...
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How to bake 3 large pans of lasagna in a regular size oven

I need to bake 3 large pans of lasagna in our conventional regular size oven. The pans are "13 x 9 x3" in size so I will need to use two oven racks.
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How long to bake lasagne at lower temperature?

My recipe states that I need to bake my fish lasagne for 40 min at 180 degrees Celsius. I will go out and want the food to be ready when I return but will not be back within 40 minutes. Is there a way ...
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How should I store leftover uncooked lasagna sheets?

I bought a package of these Delverde "no-precooking" lasagna sheets and used half a dozen to make a lasagna. Now I've got nine sheets leftover—and I don't make lasagna that often. How can I store ...
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Pasticcio vs Lasagna

What's the main difference between this two dishes, Pasticcio and Lasagna? I think pasticcio has ham and I think both have béchamel sauce. They both need to be baked (as far as I know) but honestly, ...
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What can I use as a replacement for ricotta or cottage cheese in a lasagna?

I really cannot take the texture of ricotta or cottage cheese in food, to the point where I will gag when it is in my mouth. However, most of the recipes I have seen for lasagna involve using one or ...
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how long should I reheat frozen lasagna?

I made lasagna in a deep dark roasting pan and froze it. Now I am going to have to reheat it. How long in the oven?
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Turning regular noodles into no-boil noodles

I've been told by other that you don't need to boil the noodles for lasagna before you assemble and bake it. They claim that you can just lay them out on the pan raw and assemble as usual and the heat ...
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I'm tweaking a Lasagna Bolognese

I'm using fresh pasta sheets (boiled al dente), a very slow simmered Bolognese, a whole milk ricotta mixture with a fair amount of spinach, basil, egg and Parmesan and a Bechamel sauce. The thing is, ...
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Using Soy Meat in Lasagna

I made some vegan lasagna today, despite initial doubts it turned out pretty good. However the soy meat I used was a bit tasteless. I am not expecting it to taste like meat, I am completely happy ...
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Should homemade lasagna be frozen cooked or uncooked?

My wife and I are prepping some meals ahead of time before Baby #2 arrives early next month. She just made 3 small lasagnas (8"x8" pans) this afternoon and we are debating whether to bake them first ...
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Basic process for making lasagna

I'm 16 and I'm making lasagna for my family tomorrow. I have got mince, onion, white sauce, red sauce, lasagna sheets, tinned chopped tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, and grated cheese. Not looking to add ...
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To freeze or not to freeze?

I made a lasagna today (Thursday) that will be served on Sunday evening. What will yield a fresher-tasting result: refrigerating or freezing? I know that lasagna keeps in the fridge for about 3-5 days,...
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What temperature would you heat frozen lasagna in the oven at?

We froze some leftover homemade lasagna and instead of reheating in the microwave we would like to use the oven. What is a good temperature and time for reheating?
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How to layer a Lasagne

I have a made a number of meat lasagne's that taste great (IMHO) but I have always had a problem getting them to preserve that "layered" effect. When it is cooked and even partially cooled the first ...
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How to deal with "no precooking required" lasagne sheets?

I've always been a bit suspicious of "no-precooking-required" lasagne sheets. What are the benefits and detriments of these sheets? What would happen if you ignore the instruction and cook them a ...
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What should I do with a just-baked lasanga?

I'm a complete cooking newbie. I just made a lasanga from a recipe - or something that looks like a lasanga. However, it will probably only be eaten 3-4 hours from now. What should I do with it in the ...
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Ingredients or techniques to a more solid lasagna

What are the crucial ingredients or cooking techniques to a more solid, or "brick" like lasagna? Most lasagna I've seen tends to get a bit sloppy in the pan as it's being dished out but I have seen ...
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Can Fresh unboiled egg pasta be used for lasagna?

I want to make a lasagna quickly, and I don't want to be bothered with boiling the noodles OR going to the store. Would strips of freshly made pasta cook properly layered with the other ingredients? ...
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