The Man Behind the World's Best Lasagna Lives in Frisco

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According to AllRecipes.com and 10,000 Facebook likes, The World's Best Lasagna hails from Frisco, Texas.

Earlier this week The Washington Post featured John Chandler's recipe for the layered pasta dish, AllRecipe's single most popular recipe on the entire English-language site.

The Post took the dish's name as more of a challenge, and tester Cailtin Dewey made the 20-ingredient, three-plus hour lasagna, allowing for a few tweaks along the way, primarily for salt based on crowd comments.

The recipe has been "pinned" more than 26,000 times and "liked" 10,000 times. Based on 10,436 ratings, it enjoys a solid five-star status. It's pretty much a basic recipe, which is probably why it's so immensely popular, because in terms of standard fancy baking dishes that show some heart and dedication, lasagna brings it. (If a person makes you lasagna from scratch, they truly fancy you. Know this.)

Improvisations are easily made, which is sort of the essence (and crutch) of the entire commenting community on AllRecipes. All too often comments start with "Wow, this is really great. I just made a few tweaks," and 17 lines later it's basically a new recipe.

So goes it.

But if you feel like eating local tonight, try The World's Greatest Lasagna from Frisco.


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16 comments
Jennifer Keeney
Jennifer Keeney

Well well well... turns out I can make a pretty awesome homemade lasagna because I make mine almost exactly like this (minus the sugar in the sauce, and sometimes add cottage cheese.... and when I'm feeling really spiffy, I add extras like mushrooms and olives). Can't wait to make lasagna Monday

Teri Johnson
Teri Johnson

This is the recipe I've been using since I discovered a few years ago. It is very good and always get rave reviews on it. I tweak it a bit but pretty much follow as written.

jamessavik
jamessavik

Yeah but can it hang with my manicotti?

Loki965
Loki965

People rave about my recipe.  I got the underpinnings from Carmela.

beda50
beda50

sort of the essence (and crutch) of the entire commenting

How about crux?

Gabe48
Gabe48

Lasagna is good, but has anyone tried canned spaghetti?  Chef Boyardee is "off the charts."  Also good is Heinz and Campbell's.

strathound
strathound

Hah, I remember Googling for "Worlds Best Lasagna" and finding this recipe while I still lived in Frisco. People would rave about my lasagna. When they asked my secret, I told them "Google". Now I found out it hails from just down the street. Things that make you go hmmm.

Alejandro Monjaras
Alejandro Monjaras

No way, this recipe was my first time making lasagna and it's been perfect ever since.

Gabe48
Gabe48

I like schmucks, but cannot embrace your kiddie porn fetish. Please turn yourself in immediately.

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