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Smoked lasagna is a delicious twist on a classic dish!

smoked lasagna

Get ready to elevate your lasagna game with a tantalizing twist that's sure to delight your taste buds: smoked lasagna. Combining the rich, hearty flavors of traditional lasagna with the irresistible smokiness imparted by a smoker, this dish takes comfort food to a whole new level.

Whether you're a seasoned pitmaster looking to expand your culinary repertoire or a lasagna enthusiast eager to try something new, smoked lasagna is sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection. So fire up your smoker, gather your ingredients, and let's dive into the wonderful world of smoked lasagna!

Here are some tips and tricks to make your smoked lasagna turn out even more delicious:

  1. Prep the Ingredients: Make sure to properly prepare all the ingredients before assembling the lasagna. Chop the onions, mince the garlic, shred the cheese, and cook the lasagna noodles according to package instructions.
  2. Choose the Right Wood: The type of wood you use for smoking can significantly impact the flavor of your lasagna. Hickory, mesquite, or cherry wood can add a rich, smoky flavor that complements the dish well.
  3. Control the Smoke: While smoking the lasagna, it's essential to maintain a steady, consistent level of smoke. Too much smoke can overpower the flavors, while too little may not impart enough smokiness. Monitor your smoker closely to achieve the desired level of smoke.
  4. Layering: When assembling the lasagna, layer the ingredients evenly to ensure each bite has a perfect balance of flavors. Spread the sauce, cheese mixture, and any additional ingredients like smoked vegetables evenly between the layers of noodles.
  5. Covering with Foil: Covering the lasagna with aluminum foil while smoking helps trap the heat and smoke, allowing the flavors to penetrate the dish while preventing it from drying out. Make sure the foil is tightly sealed around the edges of the baking dish.
  6. Resting Time: Allow the lasagna to rest for a few minutes after removing it from the smoker. This allows the flavors to settle and makes it easier to slice without falling apart.
  7. Experiment with Ingredients: Don't be afraid to get creative with your smoked lasagna. Experiment with different types of cheese, meats, and vegetables to customize the flavor to your liking. You can even try adding a layer of smoked bacon or using smoked marinara sauce for an extra smoky kick.
  8. Temperature Control: Keep an eye on the temperature inside the smoker to ensure it stays consistent throughout the cooking process. Fluctuations in temperature can affect the cooking time and overall outcome of the lasagna.
smoky lasagna

By following these tips and tricks, you'll be well on your way to creating a mouthwatering smoked lasagna that's sure to impress your family and friends!

Feel free to adjust the recipe according to your preferences, adding or omitting ingredients as desired. Enjoy your smoky, flavorful creation!

Recipe

smoked lasagna

Smoked Lasagna

Sheri
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Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12
Calories 138 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • lasagna noodles oven ready
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Optional: smoked vegetables such as bell peppers zucchini, or mushrooms

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your smoker to 225°F (110°C) using your preferred wood chips for smoking (hickory or mesquite work well for this recipe).
  • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef or Italian sausage over medium heat until browned. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and cook until the onion is softened.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Simmer the sauce for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. If you're using smoked vegetables, you can add them to the sauce now for additional flavor.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the shredded mozzarella cheese, egg, grated Parmesan cheese, and ricotta cheese.
  • Now it's time to assemble the lasagna. Spread a thin layer of the meat sauce on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place a layer of cooked lasagna noodles on top of the sauce, followed by a layer of the cheese mixture. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used, finishing with a layer of sauce on top.
  • Place it in the preheated smoker. Smoke the lasagna for about 1 hour, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges are slightly crispy.
  • Once the lasagna is done, remove it from the smoker and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy your delicious smoked lasagna!

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 10gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 286mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 314IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 223mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Smoked
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