To most Americans, "lasagne" means a heavy-textured, baked dish laden with sausage and cheese. To Italians, it's a lot more varied than that. Lasagne are flat, wide strips of pasta convenient for separating layers of ingredients—not to pack them down into something resembling a casserole but to make them lighter.
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