Monday, February 7, 2011

Lasagna Sandwiches

I made these crunchy, gooey, cheesy, saucy sandwiches a while back. So much easier than making homemade lasagna, but you still get the same tastes. I don't know if I'll ever make traditional lasagna again, they were so easy. If lasagna is your thing and you are a fanatic about it, these aren't going to top you from ever making lasagna again. If you are like me and would rather save time and labor, try them out.

After assembling, brush the sandwiches with a little melted butter, and place on a foil lined baking sheet. You want to weigh the sandwiches down while they bake, so place a foil lined pan on top of them, and place a heavy baking dish on the top. I used a 9x13" glass baking dish.

The original recipe calls for the pizza sauce to be spread over one of the bread slices, but I've made these quite a few times and I find that doing that leaves the bread soggy. So instead I would recommend to have the sauce on the side and dip the sandwich into it.

Lasagna Sandwiches
4 servings

4 fresh hoagie or long sandwich rolls
12 slices of Canadian bacon, diced (you can also used crumbled Italian sausage or pepperoni slices)
8 slice mozzarella cheese
pizza sauce, for dipping
sour cream mix, recipe follows
Butter for grilling

1. To create the sandwich, spread sour cream mix on one slice of bread. Layer cheese and Canadian bacon on initial slice and cover with the second slice of bread. Butter the outside of the sandwich and bake until hot and crunchy.

Notes: I don't remember exactly what temperature and how long I baked mine, but try out 375-f degrees for about 7-10 minutes, checking half way to see if they are done. I have also just cooked it in a skillet and pressed down with a spatula to flatten it on each side.

Sour Cream Mix

1/2 cup sour cream
1 T minced fresh onion
1 tsp. minced fresh garlic
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper

1. Combine all ingredients, mixing well and let set for 1/2 hour in the refrigerator to mesh the flavors.

Source: Food Network

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this is definitely getting added to my 'must do' list!! It looks so yummy!!!


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