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Vegetarian Lasagna Mexican Style How to Make It

Do you love lasagna but want a spicier albeit vegetarian variety? If you want something a bit healthier but just as tasty as the meat-laden variety, you have come to the right place. You have several different options for creating a good vegetarian Mexican lasagna, so though this is a good ingredient list do not be afraid to toss in a few of your own special ingredients.

Start by dicing your onions and garlic. Heat two tablespoons of butter in a medium or large heavy skillet, and then cook both the onions and the garlic together until they are soft. Next, add your favorite taco seasonings and diced tomatoes to the mix. Stir and heat well.

In another skillet, begin warming your vegetable crumbs. Set aside.Add the frozen corn and black bean mix to your tomato mixture. Stir all the ingredients together completely. Once your vegetables are well heated you can add in the vegetable crumbles. Layer the vegetarian lasagna “meat” mixture with tortilla’s in a baking dish. You may need to trim the round tortilla’s to better fit a rectangular baking dish, but remember to save the access for later fillings.

Vegetarian Lasagna MexicanStart with a cup or two of the vegetarian Mexican filling, two layers of tortillas, more filling, handful of cheese, etc… Bake in oven preheated to 350 for approximately 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and perhaps lightly browned. The key to great vegetarian Mexican lasagna is getting the correct amount of taco seasoning. You can purchase this pre-made, but if you want a better option with few MSG’s you can make your own. All you need is cumin, paprika, and chili powder.

Greek Lasagna Recipes

Learning how to make vegetarian Mexican lasagna is a great idea because this results in such a mouthwatering meal, but what about learning how to make Greek lasagna? Although some people think of moussaka first when they consider famous Greek lasagna-like dishes, there is another famous Greek recipe which is even more similar to lasagna and it is called pastitsio, sometimes spelt pastichio.

Made with tubular pasta, ground meat, tomatoes, onions and olive oil, along with some parmesan, basil and a bay leaf for seasoning, pastitsio also features a Greek white sauce.

How to Make Greek White Sauce

Greek white sauce is made with flour, oil, milk, eggs, nutmeg, and parmesan, so it is not too dissimilar from the white sauce you already know. The pasta, meat, and sauce are layered in a baking dish and then the pastitsio is baked until the topping is golden brown.

If you are looking for an exciting international take on classic lasagna, you might like to try pastitsio. Serve it with a Greek salad (feta cheese, black olives, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and a yogurt dressing perhaps) for a complete meal. Pastitsio is cut into squares and served like lasagna. It looks very similar except for the penne or other tubular pasta used instead of the lasagna sheets.
 

An Unusual Yet Taste Treat with a Strange Name – Marshmallow Lasagna

You may think there is little if any reason to learn how to make marshmallow lasagna, after all it really does not sound that appetizing. However if you take a look at the ingredients list you will quickly discover that this could indeed be a delicious treat! A bit like rice krispy treats, with a few differences.

Instead of using the typical rice crispy cereal you can use special K or just a basic corn flake cereal along with butter and marshmallows.

Mix butter, marshmallows together, and heat either on the stove over low heat or in the microwave at full power for a minute and a half or so. If you are making these on the stove top, you will want to use low to medium heat and stir frequently to prevent scorching.

When marshmallows are fully melted quickly, fold in your cereal of choice. Use butter or cooking spray to coat your hands and press this mixture into a baking dish for cooling and cutting. This is not traditional “lasagna” however; it is a treat your kids will love! No more running to the store when you are out of crispy rice cereals.

Marshmallow LasagnaDress up your marshmallow lasagna with any variety of candy additions. Chocolate chips, M&M’s, sprinkles and more can change up the flavor and appearance of your lasagna.

The Best Fillings for Dessert Lasagna

Dessert lasagna might not be a traditional Italian dish but since pasta can be used to make sweet recipes as well as savory ones, it might be something worth considering if you are a keen dessert cook.

Because lasagna noodles are a simple combination of flour and water (and sometimes eggs), this means they are nice with sweet ingredients. So if you fancy making something unusual but tasty, why not cook your lasagna sheets, sandwich them together with sweet fillings and chill the resulting dish.

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You can choose from melted chocolate, caramel, or fudge candies, fresh fruit, whipped cream, and marshmallows. Perhaps you are wondering how to make marshmallow lasagna for the kids or how to make something elegant for your next dinner party. Either way, you can take your pick from all kinds of wonderful sweet fillings and use them to stick cooked lasagna sheets together.

Serve the finished dessert lasagna with a scoop of sorbet or ice cream, or even some whipped cream and ice cream syrup. This will certainly be a talking point and there will be plenty of dinner table conversation when you present your magnificent dessert lasagna.
 
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A Closer Look at Traditional Lasagna Recipes

There are many different ways to make traditional lasagna. What is traditional in one family may seem a bit strange in another. For example an old school Italian family traditional lasagna might include making homemade lasagna noodles. Other “traditional” recipes will insist on Italian sausage instead of ground beef and many other variations. If you are looking for just the basics browned ground beef, spaghetti sauce, cottage, and mozzarella cheese is all you really need.

Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions, since you will be baking them as well al dente is fine. Brown your ground beef drain oil drippings then add your favorite spaghetti sauce.

Spray or oil a 16×9 inch baking pan then begin layering above ingredients. Most people begin with noodles; however, a thin layer of sauce is acceptable as well. Layer your ingredients noodles, cheese, sauce, sprinkle mozzarella, and then begin again. On the final layer, use the majority of your mozzarella cheese. Pop in the oven and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes, give or take depending on your elevation.

Modifications

Traditional LasagnaThis lasagna recipe is super easy to prepare even when on a strict budget. Here are a few more acceptable yet optional ingredients you might want to consider; mushrooms, Italian seasoning on ground beef, cheddar cheese mixed with mozzarella and white sauce.

The History of Pasta

If you want to learn how to make a traditional lasagna because you enjoy authentic Italian food, you might be interested in the history of pasta. This staple Italian food is famous all over the world. Pasta comes in many shapes and varieties and it is eaten in Italy as a “first course” (between the appetizer and the entree).

Pasta can be plain like penne or spaghetti, filled like tortellini or ravioli, or hollow tubes that you can stuff yourself. “Lasagna” is the word for thin pasta sheets, although this word now refers to a finished lasagna, not just the pasta. Pasta can be dried or fresh and it can be made with eggs or without them. The word pasta derives from the Latin word pasta, meaning dough pastry cake, and it was first used in the late 1800s.

The First Pasta Recipes

Fried dough sheets were fried as far back as the first century, and a lasagna recipe dating back to the second century consisted of wheat flour and crushed lettuce dough sheets which were flavored with spices and fried in oil. A meat-stuffed dough sheet recipe dates back to an early fifth century cookbook. Although these recipes are lasagna-like, they do not feature pasta.

Legend has it that Marco Polo imported pasta from China. It is believed by some that Marco Polo brought rice flour pasta out of China in 1295. This was used at the time to make Chinese dumplings. Now known as soft pasta, this is used to make gnocchi, ravioli, and similar pasta preparations. The first real information about pasta dates back to the 1400s in Italy. It is fascinating to know the history of pasta while learning how to make a traditional lasagna.
 
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Christine Szalay-Kudra


Hi I'm Christine, and I am happy you are visiting. Food is a large part of our family's lives, and we love to try new dishes, especially Italian food which offers so much freshness and flavor, whether you are making a classic Italian dish like lasagna or pizza, or experimenting with new appetizers, entrées or desserts from Italy.


Even if you are brand new to this cuisine, you will be able to find all kinds of tempting recipes here. I have been collecting classic Italian recipes, all conveniently in one place, along with unusual recipes from Italy plus some dishes inspired by Italian cuisine.


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