la·​sa·​gna | \ lə-ˈzän-yə How to pronounce lasagna (audio) \

Definition of lasagna

1 or less commonly lasagne \ lə-​ˈzän-​yə How to pronounce lasagna (audio) \ : 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

Examples of lasagna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond meals like chicken with dumplings and lasagna, the service also offers a wide range of sweet options, including carob chunk cookies and pumpkin pie. Regan Stephens, SELF, 8 Jan. 2022 The second course includes ricotta cavatelli and mushroom lasagna as delicious options and the third course includes ocean trout with champagne sauce, smoked trout roe and marble potatoes. Tanya Akim, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Lay one lasagna noodle flat on a clean work surface. Eleanore Park, WSJ, 21 Dec. 2021 Several of the book’s 125 recipes are from the Don Angie menu, including their bestselling pinwheel lasagna. Kate Krader, Fortune, 4 Dec. 2021 Add the lasagna noodles, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are al dente and the soup has reduced slightly, about 15 minutes. Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2021 Whenever Mark was coming into town, my mother was making lasagna. Matt Wake |, al, 19 Oct. 2021 Instead of baking lasagna sheets flat in a pan, associate food editor Rachel Gurjar opts for rolling the wavy noodles into pinwheels before arranging them in a skillet. Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 28 Nov. 2021 Turn a classic soup into a St. Paddy's–perfect dinner with shamrock cutouts made from cooked lasagna sheets! Kate Merker, Woman's Day, 1 Mar. 2021

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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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“Lasagna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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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 How to pronounce lasagna (audio) \

Kids Definition of lasagna

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

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