The most popular recipe on the Internet

World's Best Lasagna

Unlike television shows or books, it's hard to gauge the popularity of things on the internet because of the sheer volume - how do you compare? But there are indications - Twitter has Followers, Facebook has Likes, and recipes have views and ratings.  And by those indications, The Washington Post has dubbed this lasagna recipe on - with over 7,000 reviews, 10,000 ratings, and 12,000 million views - the single most popular English-language internet recipe.

The recipe, modestly titled The World's Best Lasagna, was posted in 2001 by a home cook who has only posted one other recipe on AllRecipes. The recipe itself is a classic lasagna, with 20 ingredients, and built around an Italian sausage long-simmered meat sauce. And it's not quick - it will take about 3 hours start to finish. 

Of course, if you'd like to try something different - less traditional or with different ingredients - the EYB library has over 369 online versions for lasagnas.  And don't forget the chianti.

Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post 


  • MelKettle  on  9/22/2013 at 6:37 PM

    I love (and make) a good lasagne. The best ones do take a good 3 hours, if not longer, as you really want the sauce to simmer for a while to make the most of the flavour. And of course, they always taste better the next day. I'll have to give this one a go. Thanks :)

  • boardingace  on  1/14/2014 at 4:37 PM

    Oooooh, this looks great! Thanks for sharing; I will definitely try it some day!

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