Italian Lasagna Recipes Q&A

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Italian pasta recipe expert Matt• Are you struggling with how to make lasagna?

• What about how to freeze it?

• Or is your query about how many calories are in it?

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How to ensure lasagne remain safe to eat at a Summer bake sale  
Hi Matt and greetings all the way from sunny Malaysia! I'm in the homemade lasagna business , and will be joining this bake sale every Friday this …

Rich lasagna sauce left-overs 
My finished lasagna came out too rich. I used too much tomato puree and canned tomatoes. So there is still half of a very large tray left. It seems …

Freezing lasagna in Teflon 
Hi Matt, Can I freeze an uncooked lasagna in a Teflon-coated metal pan? Thanks, Mia. Response: I've done some research into this and in truth …

Why does the filling in my lasagna get messy and ooze out? 
I make a delicious old fashioned Italian lasagna and I make the filling extremely rich. I cook my noodles 'al dente', drain these and lay out to dry. …

Selling frozen lasagna 
Hello, I have a small business and my customers have asked me if I can sell them frozen lasagna. What is the best way to freeze it and what kind …

How do I keep 40 pans of lasagna warm for a wedding reception? 
I have a ton of friends that have agreed to make the family recipe for lasagna. How do I keep them warm? I've thought of a couple of ideas: 1. …

Should I cover lasagna while cooking it? 
Will covering it help to prevent it from drying out? Merry Christmas! Answer: Hi Bonnie, You don't need to cover it, no. The key thing is …

Freezing lasagna - before or after cooking it? 
I have lasagna all layered in a freezable dish and I'm not sure whether I should freeze it before it is cooked, or after it is cooked... ? Please advise …

Can I freeze fresh homemade lasagne sheets? 
Hello Matt, Can I freeze fresh homemade lasagne sheets to use at a later date? Thank you. Lilian. Answer: Yes indeed, I reckon you can. …

How to replicate this sausage lasagna? 
Hi Matt, While travelling in of all places, Romania... I had dinner at a small restaurant run out of the rural home of some Italian expats. It …

Layering the pasta in lasagna 
I use a 13" x 9" pan when I make lasagna. How do you fit 6 pieces of lasagna noodles in this size pan? Should I double/stack them? Thanks, Laura …

How to pre-cook lasagna for a party 
I am having a gettogether at my house and would like to pre-make lasagna (with a butternut squash filling instead of tomato sauce). I have to work …

Pre-layering lasagne 
Can I layer my lasagne the night before I intend to cook it or will it go soggy? Thanks, Joanne. Response: Hi Joanne and thanks for the question. …

How long do i cook lasagna in a 9x13x4" pan? 
I want to make lasagna in a 9x13x4" pan. Do I cook it longer because it's thicker? Sue. Response: Hi Sue and thanks for the question. My answer …

Why does my lasagna dry up when I freeze it? 
Hi - I layer my pasta, having made the bolognaise sauce , but I also use shop-bought white sauce. This always dries up when I freeze my lasagne. …

Freezing baked lasagna 
I baked two small pans of lasagna last night. We had one for dinner and I wanted to take one to my in-laws tomorrow. I kept the second cooked lasagna …

Reheating previously frozen lasagna 
Hi! Once my frozen lasagna has thawed and ready for reheating, at what temperature would you recommend and for how long. My lasagna is generally …

Can I sell my lasagna recipe? 
I've been using the basic contours of an old Betty Crocker lasagna recipe for years, but I've changed it quite a bit over the years, and wonder if it is …

Order of layers 
Hi Matt, Is there any problem having the cheese layer on top? Will the lasagna be too dry? Answer: Generally speaking, we just pop a little …

Freeze lasagna sauce only or the whole thing? 
Is it better to freeze just the sauce if you are making 2 pans of lasagna to eat at the end of the week? Or the whole lasagna? Thanks Matt! Response: …

Why should lasagna sit after coming out of the oven? 
Why shouldn't we eat it straight away, but rather leave it to sit? Answer: Hi there. A couple of reasons... The first purely a 'health and safety' …

Do you have a recipe for quorn lasagna? 
Hi Matt, I've tried the eggplant lasagna on your site (lovely!), as I'm vegetarian, but wonder if you also know a quorn recipe? You know quorn …

Defrosting time for lasagna 
I've already cooked and frozen 18 lasagnas for my wedding . Someone will be able to heat them all up for the dinner following the ceremony. What's the …

More questions about freezing lasagna 
Is it better to cook and freeze lasagna or freeze uncooked lasagna? If I am freezing cooked lasagna do I cook for its full time then freeze? At …

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Lasagna for a party 
We are having a graduation party on Friday and my daugher wants lasagna. Can I prepare it ahead of time, freeze it and bake it that day? I'm serving …

Thawing frozen lasagna 
I am going to freeze several pans of lasagna and am not sure how long to allow it to thaw before cooking or heating. Do I thaw it out in the fridge? If …

Problem with sloppy lasagna layers 
G-day Matt, It’s been a while since I was last in contact with you but I need your help! Using your wife’s lasagne recipe I made the best lasagne …

How long can I freeze a lasagna that I did not pre-cook? 
I made 2 lasagnas for a party, one traditional, and the other a béchamel meat version. The snow storm cancelled our party. We rescheduled for another …

Do I cook lasagna sheets before the oven? 
Are you supposed to cook the lasagna sheets before putting the layers in the baking dish? Thanks. Answer: Hi James, Nope, there is no need …

Cook lasagna before freezing? How to defrost lasagna? 
Should I cook lasagna before freezing or freeze it cooked? And how should I defrost lasagna for the best results? Answer: Hi, this is actually …

Do you have a great vegetable lasagne recipe? 
I love lasagne, but have only every made minced beef lasagne. When eating out I often choose a vegetable lasagne but I have not been brave enough to …

2 questions about your meat lasagna recipe... 
Re: your meat lasagna recipe , I have 2 questions... On step 2 - what do you mean "put a large glug of olive oil in the pan - (to cover half the bottom), …

Freezing lasagna in a zip-lock bag 
Very simple question Matt... how can I freeze leftover lasagna in a zip lock bag? Answer: Hi Marta and thanks for your question. It's a good one! …

How to make lasagna - cook it first? 
I was reading through your spinach lasagna recipe and have a question about how to make lasagna... do you use the no-cook lasagna or do you boil the …

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