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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Remember that night when your lasagna bubbled over in the oven? Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean an Oven Quickly and Painlessly," 18 Dec. 2018 Comfort and convenience We do stuff (for the catering business) that can go right from the freezer to the oven, our lasagna, our mac ’n’ cheese. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Switch to a culinary career was 'simply irresistible' for Waukesha restaurant owner," 6 July 2018 Inspired by her grandmother Evelyn Ricciuti, still going to the gym and making lasagna at 99, Bergman gathers a cast of 40 seniors, aged 75 on up to share their stories. Pam Grady, San Francisco Chronicle, "Trans military personnel, disco, Robert Mapplethorpe among Frameline offerings," 25 Apr. 2018 Some dishes, like mole lasagna, take the fusion theme to a whole new level. Susannah Rigg, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Mexico City," 13 Mar. 2018 Salmon with roasted tomatoes and onions, lasagnas, chicken pot pie, chicken parmesan, and shepherd's pie are among La Piastra's most popular staples. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "La Piastra Opens Glastonbury Location," 2 Mar. 2018 Tonight is not the night to make lasagna with homemade noodles. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "The Fork Goes on the Left: 12 Tips for Stay-In Date Night Greatness," 19 Feb. 2018 In the beginning, a young Rebecca is shown helping her mom do the dishes and making a lasagna for her father while her dad sits in the other room and watches TV. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "The Important Things You Totally Missed on 'This Is Us' Last Night," 10 Oct. 2018 Staying in the pasta groove, a vegetarian lasagna was stacked high with zucchini, mushrooms and herbs in a sharp tomato sauce, all of it with an infrastructure of perfectly textured sheet pasta made by hand. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Outlaw Kitchens sets a neighborly table in Alta Vista," 5 Apr. 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 \

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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