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Jun 12

57 Responses to “Lasagna 101”

  1. catherine Says:

    dude this awesome making this shizz tomorrow!

  2. Erik Stoneham Says:

    Awesome as always.

  3. Frimmy Says:

    Not cooking the noodles simplifies things immensely. Really good recipe on its own and for building on.

  4. Melissa Says:

    The fact that you play DayZ just made your amazing-factor go through the roof. Hats off to you, my friend.

  5. Digital Says:

    Going to have to do one about beans for DayZ.

  6. Levi Says:

    It just so happens I was looking for something new to try.

    Also, props for the Day Z shoutout. Keepin it real.

  7. Jen Brooks Says:

    Ricotta AND cottage cheese?! Mind. Blown. Sweet.

  8. Vincent Says:

    Ha, I’d have expected you to make your own noodles 🙂

    Note that if your noodles do not require you to pre-cook them, you do want to make sure every part of it is covered in sauce/cheese, otherwise it’d stay hard.

    (Also, any chance for SI metrics as well?)

  9. eric Says:

    Okay, if that parmesan comes out of a bottle, you’re gonna have a bad time. Grating your own parmesan isn’t hard, but you can also find it pre-grated in the refrigerated cheese section.

    Otherwise, you might as well just replace it with MSG and salt, because that’s what the dried stuff is.

  10. tonya cinnamon Says:

    that looks yummy!!!!!!!:)

  11. Freek Says:

    Doesn’t the bottom layer of noodles get all crisped cause the bottom isn’t covered in sauce?

    That said, thx again for the awesomeness.

  12. kikimouse Says:

    Hey I lovethis. Easy …but way now meat or bacon…yust souce!!.. 😉

  13. Eddie Says:

    Don’t ever stop posting. I always look forward to new posts ! Thanks !

  14. James Says:

    @Freek. No, I don’t think he would try and do us like that.

  15. Jared Says:

    @Freek: A little butter is usually good on the bottom of the pan. Plus, the juices from the sauce will keep everything moist.

  16. jp Says:

    What game is that?

  17. Gabriel Says:

    Man that looks good, but would probably be better with some bacon. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Allvah Says:

    Something my roommates and I make all the time: Tacosagna.

    Substitute queso dip and shredded three-cheese mexican mix for italian cheese mix. Use ground beef with taco seasoning mixed with salsa instead of red sauce. Add in refried beans, crumpled up taco shells or Doritos, salsa, and chipotle sauce. Top with sour cream, chives, and more cheese.


  19. Nicki Says:

    “Give it a good mix” Hah! XD
    Love it! I’ve never made lasagna that way, with the alternating sauce layers, but it does sound awesome!
    I also like Allvah’s Tacosagna recipe! Thanks, dude or dudette!

  20. Scott Says:

    so… much… cheese…. O_O

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  22. anon Says:

    i think i missed where he made the basic sauce from,(previous post?) is it the sauce from the spaghetti?

  23. Alex Says:

    “Give it a good mix” made me go from “heh” to “AHAHAHAHHAHA” in about 10 seconds. This is why I love this stuff, awesome.

  24. Aaron Says:

    Always enjoy your culinary magic. Keep em coming. Best sep-by-step recipe website on the net. You’re unparalleled.

  25. Bridgette Says:

    My three year old thanks you! I was a ramen noodle champ before I met my husband. (He was pretty grossed out that all I ate was ramen noodles and stewed tomatoes. So he started cooking for me.) He past away last year. Since cooking was his thing and something I dread, it’s been hard to not order delivery. It’s bad when your kid says, “Mommy, I don wanna pizza again.” Thank you for making it a little easier on both of us.

  26. Allvah Says:


  27. Basti Says:

    I just made this..and…omg..MOTHER OF CHEESE o.O.. 😀

  28. Jake Says:


    really, though, need to thank you. You gave me a bit of confidence to try myself in the kitchen and I didn’t make it explode. Now I’m sending my woman OUT of the kitchen because it is now a place of manly dominance (also, she’s better at D3 than I am :C )

    I need moar D:
    and you need to get published because your stuff is teh SHIZZLE

  29. ATasteOfMadness Says:

    I`m always scared to make lasagna, but this looks too good not to make. I love it!

  30. Samantha Says:

    Nice recipe.

    You’d be surprised, but a lot of people don’t know how to make a good tomato sauce, and it would be helpful if you gave some steps for that here. You could recommend a meat sauce or vegetarian sauce?

  31. Sarah Says:

    @ Samantha: He’s got a bangin sauce recipe in the archives. DELICIOUS LASAGNA!!

  32. Starr Says:

    Made this the other day, it was super good! Thanks for the great recipes, I’ve been following your blog since 4am chili. Keep up the awesome work!

  33. Dani Says:

    Lasagnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa <3 I'm eating it as I type this is AMAZING D: Congrats on the book deal! I'm definitely buying it when it comes out!

  34. Brandon Heat Says:

    I am curious to know if your book will be available on the iPad. Please satiate my curiosity yet again.

  35. Thomas Says:

    “Give it a good mix.” Made my day. Keep the goods coming, looking forward to the book.

  36. Zachary Says:

    You sir, just gave me the best recipe for date night this Thursday. Thank you kindly!

  37. sarah Says:

    hey, just out of curiosity, is there a printer friendly version of this?

  38. Blue Says:

    “For science!” Man, I actually cheered when I saw that. Keep ’em coming, your stuff’s awesome. 😉

  39. LAN Rover Says:

    It’s all in the sauce! I find that it makes all the difference to base the meat sauce of 1/2 and 1/2 mild Italian sausage and ground beef. The other critical part is ground fennel.

  40. John Says:

    a few of my buddies made this lasagna using this recipe a few nights ago, and it turned out absolutely wonderful!
    i’m gonna continue destroying the kitchen with your recipes!

  41. Hank Moody Says:

    just made this with yer bolo recipe for the sauce… added bacon and tabasco to the bolo and cheddar to the top of the laz… HOLY MOTHER OF FUCKKKKK… GOOOOD. 😉

  42. Katie Says:

    I made this a few days ago for my family, and they LOVED it!! I made it in a big dish so we’ve had leftovers for a few days and it blows our minds how it gets better and better each day. What I love most is that I can make it next year at college. Thank you so much for your comics; they’re hilarious and the food is tasty!

  43. Rob Says:

    Made the bolognese sauce last night. Had quite a large container, figured I’d have to freeze some.

    Came home from work today and put the lasagna together. Had enough to fill an 8×8 dish and a 7.5×11 dish to the brim – ended up using all the cheese and about 90% of the sauce.

    Threw it in the oven, went to the gym, came back.






    This was delicious.

  44. Fac3 Says:

    Extremely well done. I made this last week and now I’m getting respect as a cook…….

    ….but I’m not a cook!

    Thanks for the recipe.

  45. Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen Says:

    Congratulations on your book! I love the easy constructions. I must be a visual learner, because I don’ usually use recipes, but yours look scrumptious. Having just received this site from my wonderful son, Ross, I guess I will take the hint! He will be visiting this year. Plenty of time to practice. Thank you for this site.

  46. Corey Says:

    One idea, a quick pdf of ingredients list to print off. Anywho, great stuff. Love your work.

  47. urapns66 Says:

    Made this and it was epic. First time making this and was way easier than I thought it would be.

  48. Andrew Says:

    I made this last night and it was really good except for the lasagna noodles. They were more undercooked than al dente. Next time I will soak the noodles in room temperature water for a few minutes before layering. Super easy recipe though. Tasted great!

  49. CeramicBullet Says:

    DAY-Z :D. Epicness added to this strip: 1000

  50. someone Says:

    I made this and ended up with a “cheese pie”. Can you provide more details about:
    – how much sauce
    – layer thickness (the sauce layers basically cooked down from 1/2″ to nothing)
    – adding MEAT! and spinach!

  51. Aubrey Says:

    I made this (with your original recipe red sauce) for my coworkers and roommate. Let’s just say everyone had seconds and your estimate that it feeds six people was right on. I was planning on buying your upcoming cookbook, but felt it was my duty as an informed consumer to make a recipe test first. Consider that book purchased! (Because it is.)

  52. keith villanti Says:

    I know I’m late to the party, but I just made this today. It was fucking AWESOME. My note is, if you’re going to use sauce out of a jar like I did, make sure it’s something that has a little kick to it, as the cheese neutralizes weaker sauces a little bit. Thanks, mang! I whitelisted you on adblock for gratitude and stuff. THUMBS UP.

  53. Josh Says:

    I’m so happy you play DayZ

  54. diane Says:

    Any step in there where I could stop and freeze this? Cooking for one over here and I love lasagna but I can’t polish off a whole tray that fast.

  55. Savannah S Says:

    I just want to say that my boyfriend made me this for my birthday dinner and it was absolutely delicious. Thank you for the inspiration and keep making awesome dishes!

  56. Chris N. Says:

    So I just made this tonight and oh my, it is a delicious recipe. I’m going to have to try this again with your sauce recipe too to see how this turns out!

  57. Varic Says:

    Made this a few weeks ago. I made the bolognese sauce from his earlier recipe (adding mushrooms and some other spice changes). I ended up adding about half a pound of cooked Italian sausage and about a cup or so of sliced olives. Turned out quite delicious.

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