Definition of lasagne in English:


(also lasagna)


  • 1[mass noun] Pasta in the form of sheets or wide strips.

    • ‘The pastas include lasagne, spaghetti, tagliatelle, macaroni, tortellini and capellini, so you're not going to get much more Italian than that!’
    • ‘Be that as it may, the importance of macaroni was such that for a long time, in both Italian and English, the name could be used as a generic one for pasta (excluding only sheet pasta such as lasagne and filled pasta such as ravioli).’
    • ‘All sorts of pasta can be used, from thin sheets of lasagne to stubby penne or rigatoni.’
    • ‘Next is a page with 17 Pasta selections with spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, gnocchi, tortelli, lasagne and tortellini.’
    • ‘Cover this with a final layer of lasagne and then with the béchamel sauce.’
    1. 1.1 An Italian dish consisting of lasagne baked with meat or vegetables and a cheese sauce.
      • ‘There's plenty of good stodge on the menu, including favourites such as scampi, macaroni cheese, sausages, lasagne, steak and hand-cut chips.’
      • ‘I'm not complaining when I say that the vegetable lasagne tasted more of cheese than of vegetables and the tomato sauce was enhanced with bits of eggplant, peppers, zucchini and mushroom.’
      • ‘He should have started with the basics such as cottage pie, chicken and ham pie, lasagne and ham salad.’
      • ‘I had the Jerk Shrimp as appetizer, and followed with the beef lasagne with steamed vegetables as my main dish.’
      • ‘It is a very varied diet too, we eat all sorts - vegetarian spaghetti bolognese, vegetarian curry in Korma sauce, veggie lasagne, veggie pie, veggie pasta bake, etc.’
      • ‘Putting a dish of cooked-chilled vegetable lasagne into the microwave is about as high as many career women climb on today's culinary ladder.’
      • ‘Nuts and nut oil are increasingly being used in cooking and can often be a hidden ingredient in dishes such as lasagne, salads and desserts.’
      • ‘I had a full a la carte menu to choose from, freshly cooked meats, chilled lasagne (a favourite) and cakes of every description.’
      • ‘I hated all the food she cooked, vegetarian lasagne, vegetable burgers, fat free super noddles.’
      • ‘But we could have chosen also Thai fish stew, Mexican beef in tortilla wraps, or one of several vegetarian options, including broccoli and Stilton pie or vegetable lasagne.’
      • ‘When my dad said that microwaveable lasagnes were all sauce so you couldn't taste the poor meat, his home-cured bacon and eggs suddenly seemed like the forces of conservatism on a plate.’
      • ‘There are no printed menus, and a sign outside announces that the place doesn't serve spaghetti bolognese, lasagne or pizza.’
      • ‘I spotted lasagne, tuna pasta bake, steak and kidney pie, a variety of baked potatoes and then my eyes wandered to the home-cooked apple or toffee cream pies, cakes scones and other confectionery.’
      • ‘These included baked lasagne, chicken curry, chicken goujons, Cajun chicken Caesar salad and fresh fish and chips.’
      • ‘Main courses included roast beef, lamb and pork from the carvery, steak and kidney pie, poached chicken with mushroom and asparagus sauce and vegetable lasagne.’
      • ‘Catherine said her vegetable lasagne was ‘very cheesy’ and it contained good-sized chunks of onion, courgette, tomatoes and celery - perhaps that's where mine went.’
      • ‘Another customer ate a dish of lasagne meant to feed eight people, while one waitress said she took a single order for four pork chops, baked potatoes, 12 eggs and garlic bread.’
      • ‘I had a choice of vegetarian lasagne, spaghetti bolognese, or bacon and cabbage and this was only the beginning of menu number one.’
      • ‘Proper lunch food is also available, including soups, hot savoury tarts, sandwiches, Greek salad and vegetable lasagne.’
      • ‘As well as the pasta dishes, which included chicken Napolitana (breaded chicken breast with pasta and Napolitana sauce), both meat and vegetarian lasagnes and spaghetti carbonara, there were 39 different pizzas to choose from.’


Italian, plural of lasagna, based on Latin lasanum chamber pot, perhaps also cooking pot.