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Old 09-28-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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Question Lasagna Ingredient Amounts?

I'm interested in making the "Pepperoni Lasagna" recipe below (subbing in bulk turkey sausage & turkey pepperoni), but am really leery of the amounts. I mean, 2 pounds (i.e. 2 packages) of lasagna noodles, 2 pounds of sausage, etc., etc. for ONE 10 x 13 baking dish?? I make different lasagnas all the time & experience has taught me that half these amounts will sometimes overflow one baking dish.

Does anyone here see anything that I'm missing? Because otherwise I think cutting this recipe in half will definitely fill the normal 9/10 x 13" Pyrex baking dish. Thanks!

Blazy's Pepperoni Studded Lasagna Recipe : Guy Fieri : Food Network

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Old 09-28-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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Even the picture of the dish shows it overflowing the pan, so I'd go with your instincts as far as proportions go.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:15 PM   #3
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Thanks. I mean, I know that his baking dish is 10 x 14 rather than 9 x 13, but don't think that that one extra inch gives one enough leeway to double everything. That can't be correct.
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:05 PM   #4
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So you cut it in half - you'll still have a good lasagna dish. I think it's just an "if it's worth doing it's worth over-doing" thing - "more is better".

I wish I had a deep dish lasagna pan that unlatch open - they are awesome!!! I'd use the recipe as is but just make it deep dish.
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:02 PM   #5
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Oh I realize that. I just wanted to ensure that I wasn't missing something that would point to all that stuff fitting into one pan, which I don't believe it will. Frankly, I think the recipe erred & that those ingredients were meant to make two pans of lasagna - especially since the depth of the pan specified is only 3", which isn't a "deep dish" lasagna pan.

I also couldn't believe the recipe says to cook 2 pounds of lasagna noodles in only 6 QUARTS of water!!! I use between 8-10 quarts of water to cook just ONE pound of lasagna noodles, & even then they look crowded as they cook & expand. I can't even imagine using just 6 quarts of water for 2 boxes of noodles. They'd turn to glue.

I'm thinking something is fishy in Denmark as far as whoever prepped this recipe for publication, but I'm still going to amend it & give it a shot. Hubby really loves both turkey pepperoni & lasagna, so it should be fun to try.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:19 AM   #6
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Okay, I made this last night & wasn't impressed. And I love all sorts of different lasagnas - it takes very little to impress me.

For one thing, all of the ingredients are even more skewed than I originally thought. I might as well have just made the darn thing blind without looking at a recipe at all. It was more than obvious that no one at Food Network actually tested this recipe before posting it. Shame on you Guy Fieri!
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:30 AM   #7
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Will you (or did you) post a review of the recipe? It seems to be a high rated recipe based on earlier reviews.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:45 PM   #8
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I haven't yet but guess I should. Even just ONE one-pound box of lasagna noodles was too much (I have 8 leftover noodles oiled & rolled up in the fridge to use in another application. Ricotta & sauce weren't enough either. Neither was the amount of sausage & pepperoni, & I used those amounts as if I were using the advised TWO pounds of noodles. I haven't read the other high-rated reviews, but can't believe I'm that poor a cook that all the amount problems would be attributable to me.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:13 PM   #9
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I think lasagna is a hard thing to measure for.... I couldn't tell anyone with any accuracy how much of anything I put in mine. Maybe the author has the same handicap??
No matter what recipe I try I end up short or too much of something!!!!

I just make sure I have plenty of everything now, and if there's extra its all (besides the ricotta, but I like cottage cheese better anyway) stuff that freezes just fine..... if there's extra cooked noodles I rip 'em up, put 'em in the fridge and have spaghetti for lunch with my extra sauce.
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