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“Pancake” Lasagna for One – Food Wishes ctm magazine

Even for the fastest cooks, layering a full size pan of lasagna takes a while, and that’s after you’ve prepped the noodles, mixed up the filling, and grated all that cheese. So, lasagna isn’t really something you just whip up because you’re craving a piece. Until now. Enjoy!

Link to recipe video for homemade ricotta cheese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q7EB7YWi1I

For the fully formatted, printable, written recipe, follow this link:

To become a Member of Food Wishes, and read Chef John’s in-depth article about this Pancake Lasagna for One, follow this link:

You can also find more of Chef John’s content on Allrecipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipes/16791/everyday-cooking/special-collections/web-show-recipes/food-wishes/



  • Ian Visser on April 29, 2021

    Jeez. almost an on–camera clean plate… impressive dish

  • Bruins Bear on April 30, 2021

    What-no cayenne? 😉

  • Ben Greenwald on May 1, 2021

    This is awesome!

  • Hollowman on May 1, 2021

    don't sing please chef, except for the "andizalweez enjoy"

  • JoeHell67 on May 4, 2021

    is it a curse if the first pancake in the pan doesn''t work meaning it burns?

  • Deepak C J on May 4, 2021

    One of my favorite dish, now I know how to make it for myself when I need one and others dont

  • Merlin Aldan on May 4, 2021

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  • Brian Hammer on May 6, 2021

    I know it is delicious because it looks delicious. 🙂

  • George Hinkes on May 7, 2021

    @Food Wishes / Chef John – what size is the baking dish? 8 oz / 10oz/ or 18oz?

  • lowlifeuk999 on May 7, 2021

    that is not "ricotta", that is "primo sale" cheese. Ricotta is made boiling some whey … it's a dairy product but not a cheese. Ricotta in Italian means "cooked again" / "cooked twice" because you cook the milk once to make cheese and then you cook again the whey to make ricotta. I dare you to answer me and tell me in my face I am wrong.

  • C Doxie on May 8, 2021

    I made those pancake noodles, and they're just like regular lasagne noodles, only a bit lighter. Very easy to make!

  • Aline Oliveira on May 9, 2021

    My mom do this pancake lasagna all the time! It's one of my favorites and tastes really good cold too.

  • Mel in AZ on May 11, 2021

    oh oh you can make Gina's stuffed maniccotti with those crepes!
    Italian Grandma Makes Manicotti Jan 26, 2018 https://youtu.be/Ej-4KW4oNs4

  • Richard Stiffler on May 11, 2021

    I need this in my life. With a meatball on the side of course!

  • Deepika Vijai on May 14, 2021

    ❤️ from India 🇮🇳 🇮🇳🇮🇳

  • Pat Bowman on May 14, 2021

    Who else comes here for Chef John's zaniness?

  • Another Droid on May 18, 2021

    I can’t watch. It’s too good. “Lightly saucin the top..”

  • James on May 22, 2021

    Your singing voce is excellent Chef John! I thought the pun "Frank Sentara of your pancake lasagna" was a little messy / lame, until you sang…..

    it then immediately became epic.

  • Matt Kalpin on May 25, 2021

    "The second verse is just like the first" Tell me this is a deep cut Violent Femmes reference!!

  • Tracey Retzloff on May 25, 2021

    “Second verse, same as the first” Peter No one approves!

  • T. T. on May 27, 2021

    You're killin it.

  • Brenda Biffi Baldovino on May 29, 2021


  • Continental world on May 30, 2021

    Omg omg amazing

  • LogGrad98 on May 31, 2021

    Sadder words have never been spoken… Title to this video

  • Bill G on June 4, 2021

    Looks wonderful, Chef John could I also use a meat sauce…

  • M2 on June 9, 2021

    Great idea! A bit too much ricotta mixture for me in one serving, but a fine idea nonetheless.

  • sistapimp on June 12, 2021

    🎵”I did it my way ay” 🎶
    That last “ay”
    Literally laughed out loud.
    Too good

  • SierraSierraFoxtrot on June 13, 2021

    Anyone who runs a bistro and doesn't put this on the menu tomorrow…

  • JohnR22926 on June 15, 2021

    Looks great. Not a lo cal dish though.

  • dianaf698 on June 15, 2021

    Thank you. This recipe was easy to make and came out really great!!

  • Bru Dog on June 16, 2021


  • Dr. Stacey on July 6, 2021

    I made this!
    Hands down the best lasagna I’ve ever made and quite possibly ever had!!
    Thank you Chef John!

    Okay, the nitty gritty…

    The “noodles” were incredibly easy to make. They took 5 minutes to mix up. 15 minutes to rest. 15 minutes to cook. I just used cooking spray instead of brushing olive oil because the first “noodle” seemed a little greasy. I don’t know why I’m putting quotes around noodle. They tasted just like noodles except way better because they weren’t so thick!

    I made my own ricotta from Chef John’s recipe. Delish! I haven’t perfected it yet, but if it’s a little dry, I just add some cream to it and yum!!

    The sauce. I used Rao’s Mariana for the first time. I’m convinced it had a great deal to do with the success of the recipe. Worth every penny. I decided I wanted to use jarred sauce and a couple reviews said Rao’s is the best; it is, hands down the best.

    The cheese. I remembered incorrectly and thought Chef John said to use provolone and that’s what I bought. It worked beautifully. Because I spent so much on the sauce I bought a $4 wedge of parm at Walmart and grated it. Not the real stuff (the shame) and it was still excellent.

    Putting it together.
    I didn’t have the beautiful ramekins (I’m getting some now) so I bought the smallest foil trays at Walmart. They worked perfectly.
    I felt like my noodles may have been a little thinner than Chef John’s so I did 4 layers with a little less ricotta between the layers. I did not drizzle with olive oil because I felt like the sauce had enough oil in it. I did spray the aluminum pans with cooking spray before I started.

    Cook time for 4 layers added about 5 extra minutes.

    The batter for the noodles made enough for 3 individual lasagnas so I made all 3 (used almost all of 1 recipe of poorly made ricotta and 2/3-3/4 of a 32oz jar of sauce).

    Once the lasagna had rested it came out of the aluminum pans nicely so we could have them on a plate.

    Sorry this is overly detailed but some people like that.

    Let me know if you have any questions

    Thanks again Chef John. You’re simply the best!

  • jeannie bell on July 8, 2021

    I need more !

  • I need some meat.

  • TheAngelin2000 on July 19, 2021

    i made this. I'm glad because I'm the only one that eats lasagna

  • Nancy Sackett on July 30, 2021

    The small bowl comment had me cracking up!

  • Shel Whitfield on August 13, 2021

    I just love this channel!

  • pev on August 21, 2021

    What the fuck is it with Americans, every time you say "and last" do you just by a pavlovian reflex have to follow it by "but not least"??? It is fucking irritating!!

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  • Y Conde on October 5, 2021

    Oh God, this looks sooooo goooood! This recipe made me subscribe. I find your videos to be so adorable😊

  • Radiant Tadpole on October 6, 2021

    What a brilliant idea! That would be two meals for me, which is perfect.

  • carlo belmont on October 7, 2021

    Your well of the best

  • live.for.good on October 7, 2021

    It looks good but I will never make this

  • Katrina Iorio on October 10, 2021

    I love your commentary. Your off-tune Sentara singing followed by "Don't worry, I'm not quitting my say job — I already did that." made me belly-laugh.

  • Paul du Fresne on October 20, 2021

    But no meat???!!!

  • Krissy ann DePasquale on November 20, 2021

    Flap jacks

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