America's Best Home Cooking: Make All-Star Lasagna

Here are five tips for making a lasagna worthy of All-Star Academy.

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Lasagna can be tough to perfect. We all know the disaster that ensues when you've got too much water and the whole thing falls apart, or when the bottom layer seems to be welded to the baking dish. Follow these five simple tips to get beautiful and delicious lasagna from here on out.

Sauce the Baking Dish

Spread a little sauce on the bottom of the dish for a stick-free bottom before you start building lasagna.

Get Rid of Excess Water

Saute wet vegetables (like mushrooms or spinach) first and squeeze out their excess liquid before adding to the mix.

Take the Ingredients to the Edge

Add sauce and cheese edge to edge so the noodles stay moist.

Uncover at the End

For the perfect mix of juicy and browned, keep lasagna covered for most of the baking time, then uncover for the last bit.

Let It Rest

Let lasagna stand for 20 to 30 minutes after it comes out of the oven for neater slices that stay layered.

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