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How to prevent the lasagne filling from sliding out?

Time...lasagna needs to allowed to rest for a while before serving. At least an hour. If you try to serve it straight out of the oven it will slide all over on you. Time will allow the cheeses and ...
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Can you replace red wine with apera/sherry in a ragout sauce for lasagne?

Because the other answers feel awfully prescriptivist to me, and I hate prescriptivist cooking, let me give a definitive Yes. You can absolutely substitute a sherry (fortified wine) for red wine in ...
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Best way to prepare multiple pans of lasagna

That’s a very clear “it depends”. Theoretically you can just triple all ingredients, cook the sauces and assemble factory line style. One big batch cooked, one round of washing up. However, there are ...
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Vegetable lasagna a bit too wet. How to adjust baking temp/time?

Mushrooms can throw off excess moisture. I would suggest cooking them down a bit further and draining on paper towel before adding them to your lasagna. You didn't mention how you baked your lasagna,...
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What is the traditional way to layer a lasagna?

Traditionally, you start with a layer of pasta at the bottom, then go ragu-bechamel-lasagne-ragu-bechamel-lasagne, and finish with a layer of bechamel directly on top of the last pasta layer, followed ...
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How is this lasagna pasta supposed to be cooked?

Barilla say their lasagne is no-cook (not all lasagne is), so I can only assume they expect you to make your béchamel with 900ml milk, then use a jar of their bolognese sauce in the alternate layers. ...
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How is this lasagna pasta supposed to be cooked?

I found written instructions for how to use this pasta on the Barilla website. They are pretty much the same as you have interpreted the iconic instructions, which is to say, it's not a full recipe. ...
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Vegetable lasagna a bit too wet. How to adjust baking temp/time?

Cooking a casserole like this for longer isn’t a great way to reduce moisture. Unlike a stew, there’s not much circulation. The top dries out, and then further reduction requires a lot of heat to be ...
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Why does Lasagna need to be baked?

Besides cooking some of the components (if you roll your own pasta or use some dry pasta sheets that don't have to be pre-cooked and can be assembled directly as long as they're submerged in sauce or ...
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How is this lasagna pasta supposed to be cooked?

For the Pasta : You just lay them as-is in your baking dish. No need to pre/par cook them. For the rest of the question: The icons seems to refer to steps in a recipe which should be printed out on ...
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Can you replace red wine with apera/sherry in a ragout sauce for lasagne?

It depends how sweet your locally made fortified wine is. Many sherries are too sweet to substitute 1:1 where wine is needed, but not all. Even a sweet one might be usable, in smaller quantities with ...
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How to soak no boil lasagna noodles in water without them sticking to each other?

Layer them between wax paper, parchment paper or microwave cling film.
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Adding eggs to lasagna

The version of lasagna that I grew up making was a collection of layers of various things. These layers were (at minimum) - sauce; pasta noodles; a mixture of white, soft cheese and other things; and ...
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Can I use Portobello Mushrooms in Lasagna?

The simple answer is Yes. Of course you can use Portobello in your lasagna. You can dice them up and add them to your sauce, no problem at all. If that is the end product you want then you should ...
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Can fresh pasta sheets be used to assemble a lasagne, then left in the fridge overnight before baking?

It can be done (my mom does it every year for Christmas Eve). One thing to note, however -- you must boil the noodles before assembly -- it doesn't take long, maybe a minute or less (although, work ...
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What is the traditional way to layer a lasagna?

There are probably as many variations as there are people making it. It's probably a good idea to spread the ragu/red sauce a bit more evenly (I usually use a vegetarian ragu with lentils instead of ...
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Lasagna in a sandwich maker

Why not; it can be a fun project. It will need a lot of experimentation to make it work and it will not be a lasagna. I'd completely cook the noodles, spread them on the sandwich maker, put a little ...
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Should freshly made egg-free lasagna sheets be dried before use?

It is not necessary to dry pasta (egg or water based) before cooking. That should not have impacted the texture issue. Water based pastas are typically made with semolina and/or durum flours. The ...
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Taste of pre-frozen lasagna

I have done this, and it seems to come out fine. Note, though, usually I will cook a lasagna almost all the way without a layer of cheese on top, and just put the top cheese layer on to melt in the ...
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How do you prevent your lasagne from being watery?

Moisture comes from several source. Meat, cheese, sauce, noodles (if preboiled). There a variety of things you can do to address each of these. As mentioned in my answer to your previous question, ...
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What can I use as a replacement for ricotta or cottage cheese in a lasagna?

I read through all the answers because I was out of my two favorites for lasagna -- ricotta and cauliflower. People interested in a great alternative to ricotta and cottage cheese, might try steamed, ...
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Vegetable lasagna a bit too wet. How to adjust baking temp/time?

In addition to moscafj's advice on pre-cooking your vegetable ingredients, I would also recommend that you consider using uncooked noodles of some kind, either no-boil dried noodles, or fresh-rolled ...
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How is this lasagna pasta supposed to be cooked?

I have the exact same visual instructions on my pack of lasagna sheets, except that they come with a full recipe as well. 10 sheets of lasagne Ragout: 400 g minced beef, 40 g chopped onions, 100 g ...
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Could I use a sous vide rack for cooking lasagna in boiling water?

There are no metals used in cooking that can go in hot water but not boiling water. While metal racks for sous vide aren't meant to contact food directly they're still cooking equipment, and should ...
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Can you replace red wine with apera/sherry in a ragout sauce for lasagne?

The goal is that there are flavors that are alcohol soluble, so other alcohols will work, they will just give other flavors to the sauce. In smaller amounts, it shouldn’t be too significant. As you ...
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Can you replace red wine with apera/sherry in a ragout sauce for lasagne?

Sorry, gonna throw a whole lot of unsubstantiated opinion in here Of course there is no absolute ragu/bolognese recipe, every family has their own, but… Put the apera in, it won't hurt, but for all ...
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What can I use as a replacement for ricotta or cottage cheese in a lasagna?

My mother mixes the cottage cheese into the meat & sauce. I HATE cottage cheese but it's not bad this way bc you dont get a thick layer. She mixes it while the meat sauce is still on the stove so ...
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Turning regular noodles into no-boil noodles

This recipe from Serious Eats suggests that you soak the pasta in warm/hot (Not boiling, and not raw) water while you're making the sauce, and then bake that in the oven. It goes on to explain: [......
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Pasticcio vs Lasagna

I think the term is used differently in different regions. Italy has so many micro-cultures lumped together, each with a very unique food heritage. When I lived in Venezia (Venice), no one used the ...
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Turning regular noodles into no-boil noodles

I agree with the answer that it does work with noodles straight out of the Box but the final result is slightly different. For years I've made lasagna with noodles Straight Out of the Box. But boiling ...
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