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 lasagne (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

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Tommaso’s in North Beach for the lasagna. John’s Grill for the Joe’s Special. Willie Brown,, "Democratic debates weren’t television — or politics — at its finest," 3 Aug. 2019 Head chef Pastor Avelar packs a lot of flavor into the lasagna Bolognese., "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 30 Mar. 2018 Remove the lasagna from the broilers and let rest for minutes before cutting into pieces. Fox News, "Rocco DiSpirito's Mother's Day Recipes," 8 May 2015 Other menu items would include lasagna, ravioli, burgers, wraps, Sicilian steak sandwich and an Italian-inspired fish fry on Friday nights. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Red Mill restaurant in Brookfield will reopen with new owners, and a return to jazz," 30 Aug. 2019 Signature items include vegan lasagna, gluten-free pastas and hazelnut gelato. Matt Wake |,, "Stovehouse: dining guide to new Huntsville food garden," 23 July 2019 Dishes alternate every two to three weeks, including items such as tonnarelli cacio e pepe, lasagna, cavolo nero, and bruschetta with smoked salmon. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "Amá•cita, Tex-Mex with an L.A. twist, opens in Culver City; Taco Drama in Koreatown," 16 July 2019 The pasta maker comes with four interchangeable discs: spaghetti, lasagna, penne and fettuccini. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "This Ingenious Gadget Makes Fresh Pasta for You in Minutes," 2 July 2019 After dishing out lasagna, ziti and veal to legions of locals and tourists in the Quay shopping center across from Port Everglades, Bravo Ristorante served its final meals June 13. Michael Mayo,, "Bravo Ristorante near Port Everglades closes after 28 years," 17 June 2019

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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


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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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