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Lasagne, also lasagna, is both a form of pasta in rippled sheets and also a dish, most commonly named Lasagne al forno (meaning "Lasagne in the oven[?]") made with alternate layers of lasagne pasta, cheese, and ragł[?] (a tomato and meat sauce).

Many recipes call for several kinds of cheese, most often ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan.

A variant is Lasagne verdi (green lasagne) which is the normal egg pasta with spinach added.

Lasagne was first recorded in the 13th century.

It is a favorite dish of the fictional cat Garfield.

Quotation

  • We shall feast our grape-gleaners with lasagne so tempting to swallow in slippery ropes. Robert Browning, poem, "Englishman in Italy"



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