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Stouffer’s Releases New Lasagna Bites

As delicious as lasagna can be, sometimes it’s a bit cumbersome when you have to slice it out into squares and sit down to eat it with a fork. Not knocking on a classic by all means, but a mouth popping, finger food variation could be a welcome convenience when you’re working on your Animal Crossing Island.

Luckily, Stouffer’s just released a new entry to the frozen food aisle in the form of these savory Classic Lasagna Bites.

The new snack features a medley of meat sauce, noodles, mozzarella cheese, and Italian-style herbs packed into a crispy bite-sized breading.

Stouffer’s is also launching Chicken Pot Pie Bites and Bacon White Cheddar Mac Bites in parallel with the Lasagna.

Expect to see these new frozen Stouffer’s bites in the frozen food aisles at major market retailers nationwide in July.

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Intricate 100-Layer Lasagna Is A Slice Of Heaven That Takes Three Days To Make

When I picture Italian comfort food, a savory slice of lasagna is high up on that list. The meticulous details that go into the dish, coupled with the amount of love to properly bring it to standards makes the layered pasta one of the most iconic foods in history. While most renditions of a classic lasagna fall between 10-20 layers of ribbon pasta and sauce, one variation goes a little further than that. Actually, a lot further.

In a feat of modern achievement paired with traditional flavors, Viale dei Romani, located in Hollywood, CA, created an intricate 100-layer lasagna.

Called the Pasta Alla Piastra, the dish is made in the traditional Emilia-Romagna style, which layers sheets of pasta between a mix of bolognese sauce (made from veal and pork) and béchamel sauce. This process is repeated about 40-50 times between sauce and noodle, adding up to a head-turning 100 layers.

Once the layers are stacked, the lasagna is chilled and sliced into pieces. When ready to serve, it’s seared to a crisp on one side and served with a tangy, flavorful tomato jus.

In fact, the process is so intricate that it takes three days to complete for a single dish.

Lasagna lovers, this decadent dish is truly an item you have to experience at least once if you’re out in the Los Angeles area.

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Little Caesars Lasagna Pizza Was Just Spotted On The Menu In Georgia

If Garfield were real, he would be all over this new pizza that Little Caesars just low-key developed. Right now, they appear to be testing a Lasagna Pizza that actually comes topped with pasta.

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Redditor ragenx first spotted the pie, and took to the platform to see if anyone else had tried it to get their feedback. Since then, another Reddit user found it in Pooler, Georgia, while Chewboom reported that the pizza had also been seen in Ohio and West Virginia.

Ordering online at the Georgia location reveals the pizza being sold for $9. It comes topped with mini pasta ribbons, meaty marinara, Italian sausage, and a blend of mozzarella, Muenster, and ricotta cheeses. The entire pie is surrounded with a toasted Parmesan breadcrumb crust.

While it’s not the same as having actual layers of lasagna on top of a pizza a la EpicMealTime, it’s still a hefty creation in its own right that merits trying at least one slice.

We’ve reached out to Little Caesars to get more information on availability and locations where the Lasagna Pizza are available, and have yet to hear back as of press time.

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We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off New York’s Most Beautiful Lasagna

The phrase “feast your eyes on this” can be quite cliche in the food world. When Instagram-worthiness is given great consideration when creating certain dishes over quality and taste these days, it can be flat out concerning. So when we come across a dish that covers all bases when it comes to visual appeal, taste, and high quality ingredients, we make sure to give it some due props and recognition.

Enter the “Lasagna for Two” at New York’s Don Angie Italian-American restaurant in the West Village. This unique rolled lasagna has quickly become an Instagram darling and quite the icon in NYC’s dining circles. What with it’s stunning aesthetic and one-of-a-kind presentation, the Don Angie lasagna drew inspiration from the most unlikely of things: cinnamon buns.

Chef Angie Rito was inspired after seeing cinnamon buns on Instagram, compelling her to create a rolled lasagna that was cut on its side. The result has been a fast track to likes, shares, and raves the likes of which only the most viral of dishes have experienced in the New York dining scene.

The Don Angie “Lasagna for Two” features even more unique characteristics such as fresh bolognese sauce made daily by Chef Scott Tacinelli, bechamel sauce, dollops of extra creamy robiola cheese, and 24-month Parmigiano Reggiano, similar to lasagna one would find in Bologna, Italy.

With a dish that tastes just as good as it looks, the “Lasagna for Two” is a hot ticket item that will find a fitting spot on your timeline and your appetite.

 

Photo: @canwegohere
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3 Ways To Make Klondike Lasagna

The best things in life always come around once a year. Just think about it – there’s summer, Thanksgiving, and… National Lasagna Day on July 29. Because it’s too hot to turn on the oven, we thought we’d initiate the chill factor with some lasagna made from ice cream.

Thanks to the popularity of FOODBEAST’s 7-Layer Klondike Lasagna recipe that debuted last year for the holiday, it was only obvious we bring it back, but better than ever. This time we have three new takes on the original to share – there’s such a wide variety of bars, we had to include them all! These are set to please any type of Klondike fan, no matter which of the 14 flavors is your favorite.

From sweet and savory to creamy and fruity, these new recipes for Klondike Lasagna are sure to hit the spot no matter your mood.

1. PB Bacon Banana Klondike Lasagna

First up we have the Peanut Butter Banana Bacon Klondike Lasagna straight from the culinary genius Oh Bite It, featuring Original & Reese’s Klondike Bars.

Inspired by “The King” and his love for banana pudding, this recipe calls for freshly sliced bananas, bacon, peanut butter and banana pudding topped with a sensual peanut butter drizzle and potato chips.

2. Brownie Sundae Klondike Lasagna

Next, we have a creation from our very own FOODBEAST Kitchen, the Brownie Sundae Lasagna. You’ll need 36 Klondike Bars in total to make this monstrosity — 12 Brownie Fudge Swirl, 12 Caramel Pretzel and 12 Neapolitan.  

To get started, first add a layer of brownie bites to the pan. These are then topped with vanilla buttercream and a layer of Brownie Fudge Swirl Klondike Bars. Add another layer of buttercream, and top with freshly sliced strawberries and vanilla wafer cookies. Next up are your Neapolitan Klondike Bars and more buttercream drizzled with caramel.

The final layer consists of Caramel Pretzel Klondike Bars, a last layer of vanilla buttercream, and chocolate covered pretzels to garnish. Get ready for a trip to seven-layer brownie sundae heaven.

3. Caramel Pretzel Crunch Klondike Lasagna

Last but not least, we have the Caramel Pretzel Crunch Klondike Lasagna recipe by Pink Cake Plate for all the salty and sweet lovers out there. For this take, the Caramel Pretzel Klondike Bar and Brownie Fudge Swirl Klondike Bar flavors work best.

With multiple layers of delicious ice cream, peanuts, pretzels and brownies, salted caramel sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles, you might have a hard time trying to keep this recipe to yourself after your friends try it.


Created in partnership with Klondike

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Olive Garden Is Dishing Out ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ Versions Of Their Classics

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Who’s down to crush some endless pasta? Olive Garden is introducing a new limited-time Never Ending Classics deal, reports Brand Eating.

Starting at $11.99 (prices fluctuate depending on the dish), the casual dining restaurant chain will let diners choose from a handful of their most popular dishes and pack in as much pasta as their bellies can handle. Dishes include: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, Chicken Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana, and Lasagna Classico.

Typically, they’ll give you a pretty hefty first bowl and refill you with smaller portions as to not waste any food. Patrons will also get to have their fill of soup or salad, as well as Olive Garden’s breadsticks while they chow down.

The Never Ending Classic special will be around until March 6. Seriously though, who’s down. Don’t want to go alone.

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A Noodle Festival Called NOODS NOODS NOODS Has All The Crazy Asian Food You Could Ever Want

Noodle lovers are gonna have a field day at this upcoming California noodle-inspired festival appropriately called NOODS NOODS NOODS Presented by Cup Noodles.

Hosted by Foodbeast, a rag-tag bunch of ramen lovers and cheese pull addicts, the celebration will feature noodle dishes and Asian fusion menu items from dozens of local restaurants and venues.

Check out every single noodle item featured in the menu. If you’re in the Orange County area on Jan. 14, and consider yourself an noodle-afficiando, grab your tickets here. You can either get a marketplace ticket and buy-as-you-go, or go all out with the VIP option and pack your sweet pink mouth with so much food, you’ll be the envy of every Jerry and Jane at the event.

Before you start drooling over the glorious food pics we procured to tease what’s to come, here’s the line up of vendors at the Marketplace and VIP to help you decide which tickets to buy:

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Remember, Marketplace Tickets get you in the door but you’ll have to buy as you go. VIP tickets are held in two sessions: 1PM and 5PM. At the VIP sessions you can eat and drink to your heart’s content.


Anchor Hitch

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Anchor Hitch took their signature Uni Pasta, rolled it up into a ball, and deep fried it. The decadent spheres of flavor are topped with masago, shredded nori, and more chunks of fresh sea urchin.


Cauldron Ice Cream

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When you’re ready to take a break from all the savory items Noods has to offer, Cauldron Ice Cream is serving a Churro puffle with Nutella ice cream. Take your photos fast though, a dessert this fine deserves to be eaten ASAP.


Mad Dumplings

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The Mad Dumplings food truck will feature a variation of the iconic shrimp Cup Noodles. It features fresh carrots, green onions & shrimp stuffed inside a crispy homemade dumpling skin. The dumplings are served in a bed of cheesy Gouda Rabokki.


Naugles (Taco Bun)

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Ever fancy a taco served in a hamburger bun? Naugles Tacos & Burgers’ Taco Bun is literally the contents of a taco thrown on a burger bun. While the concept is simple enough, the flavors themselves speak volumes.

Have some hot sauce ready.


Neptune’s Raw Oyster and Seafood Bar

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A dish that incorporates seafood in almost every aspect, Neptune’s Crab Pasta features a black squid ink pasta that’s tossed in a creamy uni sauce and topped with crab meat and baby tomatoes.


Pour Vida Latin Flavor

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What do you get when you combine the classic Mexican tripe soup menudo with Japanese udon noodles? Probably the coolest food fusion name of all time: Men-UDON. The dish features tripe in a savory broth, hominy, udon noodles, and fish cakes.


Sgt. Pepperonis Pizza

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Sgt. Pepperoni takes the classic Italian noodle dish and turns it into savory hand-held nachos you can grub one at your convenience: Lasagna Nachos. I’m sure Garfield the cat would have no reason to hate Mondays if he had a plate of these bad boys.


Sit Low Pho

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Our homie Hop from Sit Low Pho threw the content of his hearty bowls of pho into a burrito in what we love to call: The Phorrito. It features rice noodles, oxtail, herbs, and is served as a dip with pho broth.

Pho-get about that New Year’s diet.


Two Birds Restaurant

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The name says it all: Jidori Fried Chicken Ramen Burrito.

Created by upcoming spot Two Birds in Irvine, the dish is the brainchild of none other than Slapfish mastermind Andrew Gruel.

The burrito features ramen cooked in a smokey pork broth with a hint of dashi that’s paired with a creamy cabbage. Once the burrito is assembled, it’s topped with the crispy fried chicken and Two Birds’ signature Tiger Sauce.


Bruxie

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While Bruxie’s beastly creation of a Korean BBQ-flavored fried chicken and waffles topped with a kimchi noodle slaw is a thing of beauty. Those looking for a little heat in their food will be pleasantly surprised with the kick this sandwich brings.


Chelo Creamery 

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Another sweet option in a day jam-packed with savory dishes, the Dragonfruit rolled ice cream will be one of the most photogenic dishes at Noods. The dessert from Chelo Creamery is topped with fresh fruit and sweet sauces and are camera-ready for your phones to snap away at.


Dos Chinos

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Dos Chinos is one of the OG spots around that combines popular Latin and Asian flavors to create a insanely beautiful dish you’d be proud to share on social media. Their entry into Noods is a Mexican Ramen that boasts noodles, homily, avocados, fresh avocados, roasted pork, and a rich broth topped with a pozole red tare.


The Kroft

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It’s East meets West at the Kroft, which is serving a Philly Cheesesteak Bao topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. While absolutely mouthwatering, it’ll be tough to get both components (Hot Cheetos and Cheesesteak) in a single picture. We encourage you, however, to give it your best shot.


Tiki Fish

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You’re gonna want to try more than one of these Hawaiian Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers. The sweet and savory slider features a spam spread and habanero aioli, ensuring eat bite delivers a massive amount of flavor in such a tiny package.


Mess Hall Canteen

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You might remember salivating a while back over Mess Hall Canteen’s insane soft-shelled crab mac n’ cheese tater tots. Well, you ain’t seen anything yet.

Mess Hall Canteen’s new Drunken Sailor Ramen features ramen noodles covered in a copious amount of creamy cheese “broth” and served with bacon, lobster, and snow crab. The hearty dish is then topped with masago aioli and shredded nori to bring the ramen noodle concept together.


Norigami Tacos

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Norigami’s Ramen Taco will boast ramen noodles, Japanese style slow-braised pork, egg, corn, and green onion. The innovative item will be served on a crispy seaweed shell so that patrons can enjoy their taco and they explore Noods.


Samurai Burrito

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Wanna crush a massive amount of sushi on the fly? Samurai Burrito will throw all your favorite sushi components into a hand-held burrito. We recommend sharing this bad boy with a friend if you want some room to try other dishes, or go back and get another one—who are we to judge?


Seoul Street

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Need a savory walk-around snack? The Korean Bulgogi fries from Seoul Street is the perfect choice if you’re feeling peckish want to grab something to share with your buds. The dish features sweet bulgogi meat topped with corn, pico de gallo, and cheese crumbles.


Shrimp Daddy

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Popular Smorgasburg newcomer Shrimp Daddy will be serving their signature Pineapple Shrimp bowls at the event. They’ll also be introducing a new macaroni salad shrimp cocktail made exclusively for the event.


Sunset Catering

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Fancy some fancy Mac n’ Cheese? Sunset Catering will be offering a rich Sriracha Creamy Lobster Mac N’ Cheese that combines seafood with the velveteen texture one can only get from a perfect bowl of macaroni and cheese.


The Dirty Cookie

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The Dirty Cookie will be offering a quartet of Asian-inspired cookie shots. The options include Thai Tea, Black Sesame, Matcha, and Ube. Extra points to anyone that collects them all.


The Low Key Poke Joint

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The Low Key Poke Joint, in Garden Grove, CA, created a Hot Cheetos Poke Burrito t0 incorporate the fiery corned puffed snack into their menu in an innovative way.

Utilizing a build-your-own-poke concept, the restaurant gives you a large variety of ways to craft a poke/sushi “burrito” or bowl. One of the more popular, social media-friendly options includes a Hot Cheetos wrap for sushi burritos. The burrito features a fish protein of your choice, crab meat, masago, onions, and tons of other sides and toppings.


Green2Go

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Because you can’t just be eating pork belly and cheesy noodles for the entire day, Green2Go offers two of the healthier alternatives at NOODS.

You can get a pan-seared Alaskan salmon, organic veggie stir fry rice noodles with a house-made teriyaki sauce and sesame ginger dressing. If you’re looking for something a little meatier, try the grass-fed tri-tip with organic veggie stirfry, rice stick noodles, with teriyaki sauce and sesame ginger dressing.


Puzzle

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The concept of Nashville Hot Chicken has been pretty popping this year. Puzzles is offering a Korean-style Nashville Hot Chicken Bao at Noods that we couldn’t be happier to sink our teeth into. The dish features hot chicken served on a steamed bun and topped with shredded cabbage.

Looks like they’ll be going head-to-head with the Kroft to see who has the best bao.

Photo: Kevin Lee


Euro Caffe

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This Mini Matcha Crepe Cake from Euro Caffe features layers upon layers of the savory match-flavored pancake. Euro Caffe will also be serving Matcha Espressos to pair their stunning dessert with.


Elbows

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Elbows’ Korean BBQ Mac N Cheese will proudly live up to all cheese pulls guests will expect from the creamy dish.


We Have Noodles

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We Have Noodles will be offering and elevated take on classic Vietnamese Pho with smoked beef belly, rice noodles, bone broth, beef tendon chicharron, pho herbs, and beef fat shallot confit. Prepare to pack your mouths with tons of pho-lavor.


Hatch

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This behemoth of a Ramen Burger features fried chicken katsu topped with seasoned ramen noodles between two burger buns. It’s actually so big, we had a bit of a difficult time getting the entire thing into frame. You can see it for yourself if you come to Noods, though.


Goa Taco

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Pad Thai fans will get a kick out of this Prawn and Chicken Pad Thai Paratha Taco from Goa Taco. The Noods exclusive item is not only a mouthful to say, but a mouthful to embrace in the best way possible. It’s vibrant colors and fresh ingredients make it either a great starter dish, or finisher dish food an Asian food festival.


Hamasaku

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Got that craving for poke, but you can’t really commit to all the carbs that come from a burrito? Hamasaku is serving up a fresh Salmon Poke Noodle Salad made with fresh salmon, avocado, cucumber, green onion, cashew, and a Japanese pesto sauce.

Photo: @StirandStyle, @Pham_bot, and event vendors.

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This Restaurant Has A Lasagna Made Out Of Crepes And It’s Spectacular

Ah crepes. Those thin French pancakes are one of the most versatile foods around. If you’re feeling that sweet tooth of yours itch, you can have them filled with fruits and chocolate. If you’re in the mood for something a little heartier, add some ham, egg, and cheese.

Maman in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, expounds on the latter by introducing an innovative new Crepes Lasagna to their brunch menu.

The lasagna is made with house-made beef bolognese, ricotta, and comte cheese. Each thin layer is smothered in ricotta and bolognese, then topped with shredded comte. The individual pieces are then stacked together and thrown into the oven.

Once baked, the cheesy masterpiece is served on a bed of greens with a shower of scallions.

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As the trend of fusing dishes of two different cultures continues, we’re more than happy to take a bite out of this French-inspired take on an Italian dish. Or is it vice versa? At any rate, it sure beats a Whopperrito.

You can find the dish at the Greenpoint location (80 Kent Street, Brooklyn) of Maman Saturdays and Sunday during the restaurant’s brunch hours.