Heat Up Lasagna In A Pan Instead Of A Microwave

Heat Up Lasagna In A Pan Instead Of A Microwave
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If you have some leftover lasagna, your first instinct might be to throw it in the microwave to heat it up. If you slice it and fry it up in a pan, you’ll upgrade your leftovers.

Serious Eats explains why lasagna doesn’t reheat well:

Like macaroni and cheese, once it cools and sits overnight, the pasta absorbs liquid from the sauce. What was once a nice loose casserole with creamy sauce and al dente pasta turns into a solid, semi-dry mass with the texture of overly firm custard and no distinct layers, even after reheating it.

Their trick is to slice it and then heat them up in a pan. The cheese melts and each slice crisps up. Best of all: there’s no fighting over the corner pieces here because every slice tastes like a corner piece.

The Best Way to Reheat Lasagna [Serious Eats]


    • Yes. I find that a quick blast in the microwave before giving it a couple minutes on a nicely pre-heated press yields maximum results. Just add chilli sauce.

  • Surely I am not the only one that prefers microwaved lasagne to the fresh stuff? Give me that solid, semi-dry mass any day of the week!

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