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10 Tips You Need When Baking Lasagna
By CRISTINA ALONSO
Gather Your Tools
Even if you’re not cooking your pasta from scratch — which alone would require a wooden board, wooden rolling pin, and a sharp knife — you’ll need to make sure you have all your tools. These include a couple of pots, tin foil, a couple of spatulas, and a cheese grater.
Choose The Noodles
If you’re not making noodles from scratch with eggs, flour and salt, then your first step is deciding between boxed and fresh. If you choose boxed pasta, then you’re left with yet another decision — traditional pasta that needs boiling or the simple oven-ready variation.
Layers, Layers, Layers
The main trick here is to make sure that no matter how many layers you have, everything is balanced perfectly. As long as you stay in the order of meat filling, pasta, and sauce at the bottom to keep the pasta from sticking, you can be as creative as you like.
Experiment!
Like other pastas, lasagna is very versatile and allows for swapping out different meats, cheeses, vegetables, or even adding in seafood. There are also different recipes, such as Lasagna Napoletana, Lasagna Bolognese, or low carb variations with eggplant or zucchini.
All About Cheese
Cheese is by far one of the most important aspects of the dish and needs to be a higher quality instead of pre-shredded. According to The Proud Italian, the best cheeses are Pecorino Romano, ricotta Salata, and whole milk mozzarella, among others.