One-Pot Wonders

Hodge podge Lasagna

December 30, 2015
5 Ratings
Photo by Panfusine
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

As much as my family loves French baguettes, there are time when it completely goes invisible. Ever so often I, find a whole bag of slices of now stale rounds of bread. Ditto with store bought tomato sauce (I mean, you make one serving of pasta for the kids) and the rest goes into the fridge to be forgotten, simply because the bottles are so huge!
The most recent clearing out session found me putting these oft ignored ingredients to good use. Along with half a tub of shredded parmesan and a large package of mozzarella that went ignored because it didn't quite have the right stringyness of a good version) —Panfusine

What You'll Need
  • 1 loaf french baguette - sliced and left to stale
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella (1 lb log from Trader Joes)
  • 1.5 -2 bottles marinara sauce
  • 1/2 can sliced black olives
  • Italian Herb seasoning to taste
  • 1/2 tub, shredded parmesan
  • pepper flakes or korean chili threads
  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Arrange the baguette slices in a single layer and toast till they turn a light brown
  2. Pour out about 1/2 cup of the marinara onto a 9x9 square baking dish. Arrrange a layer of the toasted bread over. pinch off the mozzarella and scatter evenly and then sprinkle the parmesan, Now scatter the olives and pepper flakes & herbs. Pour over more tomato sauce to cover and repeat the same sequence until the ingredients are used up. top with a layer of the cheese.
  3. Bake in a 350 F oven for ~ 20 minute until the cheese has melted. Increase the temperature to 375 and allow the top to brown lightly (about 10 minutes)
  4. Remove the hodge podge out of the oven, allow to cool slightly, cut into squares and serve warm.

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A biomedical engineer/ neuroscientist by training, currently a mommy blogger on a quest for all things food - Indian Palate, Global perspective!

2 Reviews

inpatskitchen December 30, 2015
YUM! How can you go wrong with bread, tomatoes and gooey cheese, with olives to boot? Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Panfusine December 31, 2015
thanks inpatskitchen, its one of the kiddie favorites at home. i line one half with olives for me and my son, and the oliveless part is for the husband. it sometimes looks rather lopsided!