Coming up next.....Smoked Lasagna!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by s2k9k, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Couldn't find a good forum where this would fit so I put it here.

    My Step-Daughter moved back in with me a couple of weeks ago and she really loves to cook so tomorrow she is going to make a lasagna and I'm going to smoke it! I've been wanting to smoke a lasagna for awhile now so this should be good. Things have been going really great with us (unlike 3 years ago) so this should be a really fun day! So tune in tomorrow for updates on her creation  and what my smoke will do to it!
  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  3. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds Great!  Look forward to the Qview!
  4. ronrude

    ronrude Meat Mopper

    Can't wait!
  5. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Dave I bet you would smoke a popsicle and make it come out awesome!

  6. Sounds interesting...update us! 
  7. I LOVE lasagna, and this may just take it to a whole new level! I eagerly await the finished product pics!
  8. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Update with the prep. Pretty simple lasagna, a pound of ground chuck, 3 links of Italian sausage browned and ground up then added to a large jar of Ragu and simmered for awhile. I wanted to use pulled pork instead of the ground chuck but she didn't think it would be good (I'm gonna have to change her mind on that one). She did something I had never heard of, she mixed a raw egg in with the cheese, said she got it from a recipe a long time ago and that's how she always does it. She used an Italian blend shredded cheese and neither of us are big fans of ricotta so it's not in there, I know I know, but this is how we like it. Two layers of sauce, cheese and no boil lasagna noodles then topped with sauce. I will add a final top layer of cheese when it is almost done smoking.

    I had to show this because I had never heard of it:

    Ready for the smoker! Going to smoke at about 275* with Todd's Pitmaster's Choice pellets for about 2 hours or whenever it looks done

    Stay tuned for the finished Q-view!
  9. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Well it came out pretty good if I may say so myself! I smoked it with the PMC pellets at 275-300 for 1 hour 15 minutes and checked with a probe and the noodles were very soft and the cheese was melted so I put the top layer of cheese on it and let it go another 15 minutes. The cheese was melted real good but wasn't browning (we like the cheese browned a bit) so I put it in the oven under the broiler for 5 minutes. It had a very mild smoky taste (which is what I usually get with the PMC pellets..they are so good). I will definitely do this again and whens it's 95* outside I would rather cook on the smoker than heating up the oven inside for an hour.

    Anyway it was really nice to spend some time with my step-daughter talking about food and cooking, now we are watching Chopped Grill Masters together. It's great to have her back home and I'm sure her mother is happy too!

    OK enough of that here's the finished lasagna:

  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Dave that is really timely- The Lasagna looks great

    Today's Reason to Celebrate


    National Lasagna Day

    July 29, 2012 is
    Break out mom’s famous recipe—it’s National Lasagna Day! This delicious Italian dish is usually made with layers of flat pasta sheets, tomato sauce, and cheese, but there are dozens of different variations. Some popular additions are meat, vegetables, and Béchamel sauce.

    People have been eating noodles for at least 4,000 years, but culinary historians disagree over when and where the first pasta dish originated. We do know that tomatoes are a "New World" food, which means pasta and tomato dishes (like lasagna) have only been around since the 16th century.

    To celebrate National Lasagna Day, bake a big pan of lasagna. Grab a bottle of red wine and invite some friends over to enjoy a fun, family-style dinner!
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2012
  11. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    That's funny Gary, I didn't even know!
  12. S2K, That looks good enough to eat!  Nice to do that on National Lasagna day too.  Good job, keep on keeping on!  Steve
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Dave - send me a PM if you want an authentic Italian Lasagna Recipe from an Italian Grandmother of one of our 4h kids who was here on an exchange from Italy
  14. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks soooo good. I love smoked cheeses and then put lasagna on top of it!!! WOW!!!

    Cooking has always been the center of my family time growing up. I am trying to share the same time with my daughters, but they are not really into cooking. But I still try. Good job bonding with her!!!!
  15. [​IMG]   WOW... I'm doin' one of those!   [​IMG]
  16. being new here I never really post messages but when I saw yours, I was wondering if I could get that recipe my address is [email protected]
  17. Looks like a awesome meal to me....Now i have to convince my Italian wife that her prized grandmothers Lasagna needs to be smoked!!![​IMG]
  18. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hmmmmm????.........Thanks Mike, I'm always looking for new ideas..............
  19. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks just great...
  20. Looks great [​IMG]  and I'll have to file for a future smoke!!! Yep I always put an egg in mine too, learned that too many years ago from another military spouse. 

    Not so sure about the pulled pork in it though. 

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