Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dishwasher Lasagna?

Ok... so when I saw this I had to laugh (and cringe) a bit... but the whole thought of cooking food in my dishwasher piqued my curiosity for sure. I mean, isn't this where we deposit our stuck-on food covered plates that usually will end up sitting there at least overnight, if not for a couple of days waiting for a full load to save water. Yeah, food sitting on those plates getting all rancid, and eeewwwy, yucky, before they FINALLY get cleaned and sanitized... and what do you find in the bottom of the dishwasher? All of the larger bits that were just too big to go down through the filter.

So, to start this interesting process, (which I am sure would be handy for hosting that dinner party where you really want to impress and make everyone ooh- and ahh over your dishwasher cooking prowess!... I guess it could also come in handy when that darned oven goes out too, but it is much more fun for previously mentioned dinner party!) I would most definitely do everything I can to clean that filter / tray in the bottom of the dishwasher out REALLY good before going ahead with the unthinkable.

According to the recipe on the site, it really is no different than any other lasagna recipe other than replacing fresh onions with onion flakes to make sure and reduce any extra water that might accumulate in your pasta dish, so use your favorite lasagna recipe and follow the directions below for an amazing dinner via DISHWASHER!!

*** I just think I will bypass on the whole clean while you cook thing though! LOL!***

clipped from

  • Securely wrap lasagna in the aluminum foil by taking the two longest sides of the foil and bringing them to meet in the middle, above the lasagna.
  • Begin carefully folding the two edges together creating a 'paper bag' effect until the two sides are folded down just above the lasagna.
  • Flatten the foil down so it is flat above the lasagna and begin to fold the sides in like a present, first folding the corners inside and then folding the remainder in towards the lasagna.
  • Once the lasagna is wrapped, place it flat in the dishwasher on the bottom rack. Tip: You can also add dirty dishes and detergent to the dishwasher but only if you are confident the lasagna is tightly wrapped, otherwise you'll end up with a very soapy lasagna.

  • Set dishwasher on normal cycle and select 'heated dry' and 'sanitize' for extra heat. This cycle should take about two hours.
  • Once the cycle is completed, let the lasagna stand for a few minutes before serving.

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1 comment:

Amanda Mac said...

I saw this and had a good laugh... guess it would work - as long as you didn't hide your laundry in the dishwasher when you found out company was coming!!!