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What's your favourite Lasagna recipe from a cookbook?

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Each year I participate in a "Cookbook Cook-off" where a group of folks prepare a recipe, as written, from a cookbook. All the proceeds from the entrant fees and, hungry judges/guests go to charity.

This year the dish is Lasagna. I'm considering this recipe that's a little different and, has been a hit at our house:

Fontina, mushroom, and pancetta lasagna from The Bon Appetit Cookbook by Barbara Fairchild

If you have an amazing recipe from a cookbook, I'd love to hear about it!!

Thanks so much!

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  1. http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

    Breadcrumbs, if you want a unique take on lasagna, I'd highly recommend this one (including the suggestion for a parm crust). It's quite delicious and a real show stopper.

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    1. re: HillJ

      That looks really good!
      Might have to give it a try instead of my favorite http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/352032

      1. re: EM23

        EM23, thank you for sharing your favorite, I'll have to print that one out and give it a go!

      2. re: HillJ

        J, try a ratatouille or roasted tomato & arugula filling with that parm crust. tasty stuff!

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          That sounds wonderful and a great use for leftover ratatouille!

          1. re: HillJ

            indeed it is :)

      3. I love the Carmine's lasagna from the Carmine's cookbook. Very time consuming to make the marinara and meat sauces, but it is sooooo worth the effort. I usually double the recipe and spend a cold winter Saturday working on the lasagnas!

        1. Bugilla's Meatless Lasagna from "Foods of Italy;" it has become my signature lasagna. Simple tomato sauce, whole milk ricotta, fresh mozzarella, lots of basil and Parmigiano Regiano layered between egg pasta sheets. I generally cut back on the amount of butter he uses and make plain pasta rather than spionach, but otherwise follow it. Light, fresh, rich and luscious. It's the only lasagna I make.

          1. Marcella Hazan's lasagne from either THE CLASSIC ITALIAN COOKBOOK or ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING.

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            1. re: Jay F

              I love that one too although my meat (Bolognese)sauce is a bit different as it uses mild Italian sausage and some prosciutto and more tomato, I also use a mix of spinach (green) lasagne noodles and wheat (yellow/white) and add sauteed mushrooms (cremini plus reconstituted porcini) to the mix. I sometimes add a bit of bufalo mozzarella if I am craving cheesier thus amping the ante on the cheese flavor profile. It is a very sophisticated dish as written but I like my version better taste-wise.

              1. re: KateBChi

                IOW yours is exactly like hers, except it's nearly completely different?

                Also, what is the difference between "cheese flavor profile" and "cheese flavor"?

            2. Does Parade Magazine count? My husband's favorite ever lasagna is a Sheila Lukens recipe that was in Parade Magazine
              www.cookingindex.com/recipes/49265/ze...

              1. I love the sausage and ground meat lasagna from ATK. Pretty labor intensive, but well worth the effort. Found it in one of their cookbook compilations.