la·sa·gna | \ lə-ˈzän-yə \

Definition of lasagna 

1 or less commonly lasagne \lə-ˈzän-yə \ : pasta in the form of broad often ruffled ribbons

2 : a baked dish containing layers of boiled lasagna, and usually cheese, a seasoned sauce of tomatoes, and meat or vegetables

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Often called pastel Azteca (pastel means cake), the dish has a multitude of variations, but the guiding factor is layering corn or flour tortillas with sauce and filling, much like an Italian lasagna. Sally Pasley Vargas,, "Recipe: For Cinco de Mayo, tortillas, spicy sauce, and filling are layered in pastel Azteca," 30 Apr. 2018 Take home a free lasagna from Carrabba's with purchase of select entrees. Doreen Christensen,, "Freebie Friday: Free eats at Carrabba's, free waxing service; Amazon leaks Prime Day sale date," 22 June 2018 Inspired by Mom True to its name, Mama’s lasagna was developed by the brothers’ mom, Jackie Bartolini-Banike, way back in the day. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "In the kitchen with the Bartolini brothers, whose spaghetti and meatballs are 'No. 1 in Illinois'," 7 May 2018 The food: Indeed, the Texican King Ranch casserole ($8.50) is like a light Mexican lasagna. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Review: Texican does both Texas and Mexico proud," 7 May 2017 The dishes rotate but have included a truffle Caesar salad, a porcini mushroom and truffle lasagna, black truffle manicotti and Rotolo’s latest creation: truffle panna cotta. Jay Jones,, "Only on Sunday: In Las Vegas, here are three dishes you can't get any other day," 10 July 2018 All-fresh lasagna (Photo: Terri Milligan) Mandolines are great for thinly slicing vegetables. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 His story: Famed feline Garfield has loved lasagna and loathed Mondays from a home base of Muncie, Ind., for 40 years. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "The end of ‘The Middle’ and 20 fictional characters who put Indiana on the map," 22 May 2018 Honorable mention goes to Pignotti’s yummy and creative lasagna nachos. Pam Kragen,, "Fair aims for sweet success this summer," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of lasagna

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lasagna

Italian lasagna, from Vulgar Latin *lasania cooking pot, its contents, from Latin lasanum chamber pot, from Greek lasanon

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English Language Learners Definition of lasagna

: a type of Italian food that has layers of flat noodles baked with a sauce usually of tomatoes, cheese, and meat


la·sa·gna | \ lə-ˈzän-yə \

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: layers of broad flat noodles baked with a sauce usually of tomatoes, cheese, and meat or vegetables

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