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Interesting, Fun, or Super Tasty Lasanga Recipe?

Asked by trumi (6486points) January 11th, 2010

I want to make a lasagna, or something like it, for dinner this week but I’m totally sick of the traditional variety. Don’t get me wrong, I adore marina, ricotta, spinach, mushrooms, ground beef, and all that good stuff – but I feel like trying something different.

I’ve got all the aforementioned ingredients (and lasagna noodles), and a whole bunch of other stuff. Anything I don’t have I can easily run out and get. I’m thinking about cooking this Wednesday, so no rush with your answers.

So: who has an interesting or fun lasagna recipe? Could be a family recipe or something you found in a periodical, whatever. I’d prefer recipes you’ve tried out yourself, but if you know of one you haven’t tried yet that works too. I’m open to anything, I’m not picky :)


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ccrow's avatar

We once had lasagna at a friend’s house; he had put pieces of chicken in as well as the traditional ingredients. It was great! You could add stuff like zucchini, kalamata olives, spinach, feta, or…??

wonderingwhy's avatar

If you want to stay similar but just change the flavors try substituting equal parts bison and brauts for your meat and do a roasted tomato/capsicum sauce to replace your traditional marina. mix your ricotta with soft mild nutty sheep milk or goat milk cheese, some well aged pecorino romano, and a little roasted garlic. mix in some morel mushrooms and black olives (really any olive you like, I just have a think for black garlic/oil cured ones).

If you want to do something completely different try individual servings or desert lasagna.

For the individual make a cube for each person. noodles, sliced steak or lamb, fresh made pesto sauce, noodles, whipped potato with with roasted garlic and cheese (whatever you like, I’ve used triple creme brie, but be careful of the potatoes becoming runny), a layer of crisp fried french sliced green beans, pesto, noodles and roasted tomatoes sprinkled with pine nuts and a strong shredded cheese (think romano) to top.

I’ll try to find what I did with the desert one but it involved layers of home made ice cream, candied nuts, dark chocolate fudge, and a hard dark chocolate shell.

Bugabear's avatar

What’s on the back of the box is usually a good recipe. And you can shop for the ingredients while there.

Supacase's avatar

Chicken lasagna (especially the kind with a white sauce) and spinach lasagna roll-ups are both delicious.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I use crepes instead of lasagna noodles.

sakura's avatar

try layering aubergines (egg plant) corgettes, peppers, sliced tomatoes and adding a tomato based sauce then lasagne sheets chese sauce etc…

nebule's avatar

Spinach and Blue Cheese Lasagne..? if you’re interesting I can dig out the recipe for you :-) x

ccrow's avatar

@sakura Mmmm….
@lynneblundell sound yummy!

Snarp's avatar

I leave out the meat and substitute cottage cheese for the ricotta. I have also been known to layer in zucchini and/or eggplant.

nebule's avatar

obviously meant to say ‘interest ed’ lol

nebule's avatar

Blue Cheese and Spinach Lasagne

125g fresh spinach
40g fresh basil
250g ricotta cheese
5 pieces of marinated artichoke, drained and chopped
350g carton of cheese sauce
175g dolcelatte cheese, roughly diced (creamy blue cheese)
9 sheets of egg lasagne
25 g pine nuts

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (160 fan) or mark 4
Chop spinach finely and put in a bowl with basil, ricotta, artichokes and 6tbsp of cheese sauce. Season and mix well.

Beat the Dolcelatte into remaining cheese sauce. Spoon a layer of the ricotta mixture into and oven-proof dish (9×9 inch. Cover with a layer of lasagne sheets, then layer as usual to use up the remainder.

Bake for 40 minutes. Sprinkle over pine nuts and return to oven for a further 10 minutes until golden. Serve with a green salad.


phil196662's avatar

Cut some chicken into strips, coat with dry rub- BBQ. also put some Eggplant on the BBQ, layer in the pan with Dubliner and Swiss cheese trating the eggplant like noodles but have two layers of noodles as well. Bake covered and the usual lasagna method. the grilling gives a different flavor that will give them a surprise!

Fernspider's avatar

I would tell you my improvised family recipie but I would have to kill you. You understand right? lol

No seriously, this may sound kind of gross at first by try substituting the meat for lentils and also adding chilli to the sause.

Plenty of brocolli, courgettes, mushrooms etc etc. Do each piece in layers:

Tomato sauce containing the vege and olives etc then
lasange noodle then
more sauce then
a layer of lentils (precooked) then
a mix of cottage cheege, spinich and egg layer (premix in bowl of course) then
lasange noodle

Layer like this until the top and grate cheese over the final layer which should be the cottage cheese and spinach mix.

Mmmmmmm!!! Super tasty and vegetarian!

nebule's avatar

I put sweetcorn in my beef mince version btw… this makes everyone think I’m weird but it makes it taste delicious… and beef tomatoes soaked in balsamic vinegar, basil, sugar, salt and pepper… just remember to drain the excess vinegar…

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