Comfort Food Mash-Ups, Remixed: Meatloaf + Lasagna

Surfing the wave of mash-up mania that brought the world the Cronut™ and Ramen Burger, we decided to beat the winter by partnering with our brilliant culinary team in order to come up with THE most-indulgent comfort food. Together with Food Network, we’ve mashed up some classic comfort foods in unique — and dare we say, mind-blowing — ways. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be revealing the ways we mixed and remixed some of our favorite dishes, with one recipe appearing on Cooking Channel and the other on Food Network.

One thing that makes comfort food give you the warm fuzzies is the memories it evokes. Because the recipes that hail from our mothers’ and grandmothers’ kitchens are some of the heartiest we’ve known. Case in point: meatloaf and lasagna, the subjects of this week’s throwback fusion, wherein we rival your family’s retro recipes.

What makes this meaty lasagna different than your typical beef-and-cheese pasta dish? It contains dense layers of herbed meatloaf slices, which allow the meat to stand up to the tomato sauce, chewy noodles and medley of Italian cheeses. What’s even better? Those four cheeses surround every chunk of meatloaf, preventing it from drying out like so many loaves gone bad.

What would you call this pairing? Would you give the dishes a different name on each site? Tell us in the comments below, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Click here to get Cooking Channel’s Four Cheese Lasagna Meatloaf recipe, then head to Food Network to check out their Meatloaf Lasagna recipe.

Stay tuned next Monday for more of our remixed mash-ups.

Check out all of Cooking Channel’s comfort food recipes, from soups and stews to classic casseroles, one-pot dishes, cheesy pastas and nostalgic dishes like Mom used to make.