Lasagna in the Dishwasher

How to Cook Lasagna in a Dishwasher

You know what would be an easy way of winning some quick cash? Betting someone that you can cook an entire, delicious lasagna in the dishwasher. We’ve already learned that you can poach a pretty fantastic salmon in the dishwasher, but salmon is delicate and light. A whole lasagna almost sounds too incredible to believe. However, you absolutely can (though not necessarily should) make a batch of dishwasher lasagna big enough to impress your whole family; a fact confirmed by none less than the MythBusters (and Alton Brown)!

Vegetable Lasagna from The Pioneer Woman

Vegetable Lasagna from The Pioneer Woman

*Important Note: Some dishwashers will not be able to get hot enough to safely cook food. You will need a machine that can get up to at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit. You should be very certain your dishwasher can achieve that heat before attempting this recipe.

How to Cook Lasagna in a Dishwasher

Ingredients

  • 1/2 jar of pasta sauce
  • 3 fresh lasagna pasta sheets (or 'oven ready' lasagna sheets)
  • 1/2 16.8 oz container of Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 package of grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced (optional)
  • garlic powder
  • dried herbs, as desired
  • Materials Needed:
  • thin aluminum pan
  • aluminum foil
  • aluminum tape (optional)

Directions

  • Line the bottom of your aluminum pan with lasagna pasta sheets and spread a thick layer of pasta sauce over it. Next, spread your ricotta cheese on top. Follow that with the thinly sliced zucchini (or other thinly sliced vegetables if using). Then, top that with your desired herbs and mozzarella cheese. Repeat steps until lasagna noodles are used up, finishing the top with cheese.
  • Press down the ingredients firmly with the bottom of another square pan or dish.
  • Securely wrap your aluminum pan with thick aluminum foil. You may need multiple sheets of aluminum foil to get a secure, water-tight seal. Aluminum tape may also help keep the package secure.
  • Place your lasagna flat in the bottom rack of the dishwasher. Set your dishwasher on a 2 hour, normal cycle with heat dry and sanitize settings on, if possible, to maximize the amount of heat applied to your dish.
  • Once the cycle is completely finished, remove your dish from the dishwasher, open up the foil, and let stand for a few minutes before serving.
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