Lasagna is a hearty meal with a rich history.
An Ancient Dish
It’s though that the original recipes for lasagna actually come all the way from the ancient Greeks! In fact, the Greek word “laganon” was used to describe the dish, and is where the name we know and use today comes from.
The Romans occupied Greece around 146 BC, and adopted the dish for their own. Lasagna evolved from then, officially coming to Naples, Italy around the time of the Middle Ages.
At this point, lasagna was considered a very special dish, and was only served on occasions like holidays, festivals, and feasting days.
The recipe remained a staple of Italian cooking throughout the years. In the lat 1800s, as immigration from Italy to the United States was booming, the dish came along.
Since then, lasagna has been a staple of households across the United States, and is a favorite of those cooking for big groups of people.
Looking to grab the meal the next time you’re out and about in Paris? Luckily, there are several great restaurants that might just do the trick.
Some of these include:
- Lalà – La Lasagneria, an Italian restaurant located at 12 rue Pierre Fontaine, Pigalle
- Gambino, an Italian restaurant located at 6 rue Gomboust, Place Vendôme
A Hearty Meal That Lasts
Something great about lasagna is it’s not only great when made fresh. The dish is actually great for meal prepping and planning, and with its layers of pasta, cheese, and ground meat, it provides a very filling dish that’ll last you. Whether you meal plan for a few days or freeze the dish for consumption later, it remains a great meal.
Plus, the popularity of the dish throughout history has shown that there are several ways to make the dish your own!
Your Own Lasagna
Making your own lasagna is another great way to get a taste of this classic dish.
To do so, you’ll need:
- 3 cups of whole milk ricotta cheese
- 3 1/2 cups of shredded low-moisture mozzarella
- 1 1/2 cups of grated parmesan cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup of fresh parsley
- 2 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 4 cloves of minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of McCormick Savory Spice Blend
- 6 cups of marinara sauce
- 1/2 pound of lasagna noodle
Once you’re ready to prepare the meal, check out the rest of this recipe here.
Adding To Lasagna
There are many ways you can switch up lasagna, depending on your own preferences and tastes. Switch up the flavor profile of the dish by experimenting with ways to season your marinara sauce, or opt for homemade lasagna noodles rather than store-bought for a whole new experience.
Another variation of this classic dish that you may want to try is using white pesto and spinach rather than a red sauce for a unique and yummy twist.
The Bulk Meal
A fantastic dinner stable with a long history, lasagna is a great choice – whether you’re cooking for others or meal prepping for yourself!