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Old 09-23-2012, 08:22 AM
 
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Is it better to prepare the day before without baking, or bake it the day before and reheat it?

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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It's better to do it whichever way suits you best.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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I wouldn't ever store dairy and uncooked meat in the same dish. Once I mix the two, I cook them. I don't know if there's any science to this or not, it's just how I would do it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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Generally the meat is cooked before the lasagna is assembled, so uncooked meat is not an issue.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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Lasagna is one of those dishes that always tastes better the next day - after it's cooked. I'd cook it first and the refrigerate. Just don't overcook it so you can reheat it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:08 PM
 
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^^ A lot of leftovers taste better the next day so, I agree with that part. I just haven't had much luck warming up big blocks of food like lasagna. I'd bake it before the meal is to be eaten.

Really, either one will do.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:05 AM
 
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It is fine either way, but you can certainly make it the day ahead of time and refrigerate it. Any meat in the sauce should have already been cooked.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I bake my lasagna the day before I am going to serve it. It tatses better to me, but sometimes I bake it and eat it same day.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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I'd op for baking it the day you prepare it and reheat it. I think iltalian foods taste better the next day...the sauces seem to be richer tasting after being absorbed by the pasta. IMO
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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My mother-in-law's lasagne was best fresh-cooked right out of the oven. It was also delicious next-day. Honestly, she made the best lasagne I've ever had. One of the many things I miss about her, now that she's gone.
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