Lasagna is long, flat, wide pasta, which is made by layering them in a baking pan to make a kind of pasta pie with a wide assortment of ingredients.
They can include meat, cheeses and tomato sauce. Most markets offer lasagna sheets often in a variety of flavors, including spinach, whole wheat and common wheat and in turn, making the lasagna is pretty easy.
Usually, lasagna sheets are completely flat. The best lasagna sheets are made from durum wheat, which can withstand extended cooking and remain chewy and elastic even after boiling and baking.
Some cooks prefer to use special no-boil lasagna sheets, that are layered in a lasagna baking pan without being boiled in advance. The moisture in the lasagna and the heat of the oven cook these sheets in such a way that they are ready with the rest of the lasagna.
Often when assembling the lasagna, a mixture is used, which includes ricotta cheese mixed with vegetables.
There are many lasagna recipes used around the world, since this Italian dish has appealed to many nations. All these recipes involve alternating layers of lasagna sheets with different sauces, cheeses and other ingredients - a row of cheese and vegetable mixture, a row of lasagna sheets, followed by a row of cheese and vegetable mixture, another row of lasagna sheets, another cheese and vegetable mixture, ending with a row of lasagna sheets and at the end you pour them with a suitable sauce - Béchamel or tomato, and in most cases both.
The lasagna mix may also contain spinach, eggplant, tomato sauce, meat and cheeses such as mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan.
Many chefs develop their own lasagna specialties and this dish often appears at large family dinners, since it is convenient to prepare for more people.
Among the most popular recipes are: