Lasagna Grilled Cheese takes your favorite lasagna and makes it into a handheld treat. Delicious!
I've been dying to fry up a slab of mac and cheese and stuff it between two buttery toasted slices of bread. A fried mac and cheese sandwich, can you imagine? In my mind, pasta and sandwiches go together so perfectly.
A good bread is always served alongside a good pasta dish, why not put two pieces of bread around a good pasta?
When the idea of a lasagna sandwich first came to mind, I must admit, I toyed with actually putting lasagna noodles in my sandwich. But unlike fried mac and cheese, an actual lasagna noodle sandwich seemed way too weird to me.
However, a sandwich with lasagna FILLING sounded spectacular!!! I mean isn't the filling the best part of any lasagna dish?
I grabbed all my favorite lasagna fixings and got straight to work. For this sandwich I used mildly spicy Italian sausage, lots of cheese like Ricotta, Italian blend and of course Parmesan, marinara, fresh basil and a good sturdy Italian bread.
A note on the marinara; this is a great way to use up jarred marinara if you happen to have some in your fridge. Homemade sauce would work nicely too.
My point is just use what you have at home. As far as the basil goes, dried basil will work in a pinch but fresh basil is best.
It gives this sandwich a burst of color and a crisp fresh taste.
The result? Killer. That's what this sandwich is, a killer stand in for an all time favorite pasta dish.
It's creamy, tangy, spicy, hot and melt-y. This pasta inspired grilled sandwich has me ready to go out and recreate all my pasta favorites.
Watch out waistline, I just might make that fried mac and cheese after all!
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