Impossible Lasagna Pie

My darlings!

I am so sorry that I’ve been AWOL. I went on a week-long vacation at the end of September with my mum’ and between recovering from my trip and catching up on work, I have neglected the blog. I hope that in the next couple of weeks I can get back on track and bring you tons and tons of retro food madness.

So here’s a place to start!

Since back in the day when I made Impossible Taco Pie, I have become a little obsessed with the Bisquick Impossible Pies. I mean, they’re like magic–that whole “the crust makes itself!” thing (at least in theory. So far the crust has never fully formed). But the first one was so damn easy and so damn tasty!

There is a little booklet from 1982 called The Bisquick “No Time to Cook” Recipe Book featuring Impossible Pies that I am constantly looking at and thinking: that’s the one I should make next. No, that one. Maybe that one?

I want to make. them. all.

Well, I think that anytime has the potential to be the perfect time for an Impossible Pie, but this time was a perfect time–my friend Richard’s birthday! What says happy birthday! more than a one-dish miracle meal?

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Photo from clickamericana.com (obviously!)

The only change I made to the Lasagne Pie was that I added some fennel seeds and some red pepper flakes to make this taste a little more like Italian sausage. And I also baked it a little longer because I wanted to get the cheese all browned and bubbly.

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I think that the picture speaks for itself and makes it rather obvious–this was delicious!Lasagna pieWith a little side salad and some of that frozen garlic bread, this was a treat.

And it did taste pretty much like a lasagna or a pasta bake–but without the hassle of cooking and draining noodles. This one gets 2 thumbs up from me!

Also that evening we watched Lovelace (a biopic about Linda Lovelace, the star of the infamous porno flick Deep Throat). It was by no means a bad movie (it had an all-star cast!), but it skewed a little more Lifetime than full-fledged theatrical release (we were watching it VOD). The whole time I kept thinking, what would this have been like if Lindsay Lohan had been playing Linda instead of Amanda Seyfried? It’s a shame that fell through. I am still morbidly curious about The Canyons.

OK, so I am sorry that this was a dinky post, but like if you go to the gym all the time and then you stop, I’m easing my way back in. I hope to have another post for you by the end of the week.

Oh, and here is a pic from my vaycay:

I may not look particularly thrilled in this picture, but believe me when I say that I was. I truly was.

About Yinzerella

Just a Steel Town Girl on a Saturday night, cookin' for my life. www.dinnerisserved1972.com
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18 Responses to Impossible Lasagna Pie

  1. Godzilaw says:

    Please make them all! Impossible pies are the bomb!

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  2. Oh, I thought that was in front of your new house. ;)

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  3. I love Impossible Pie! But I’ve never tried this one. I’ll have to give it a shot. It looks really good!

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  4. I’ve never heard of or tried impossible pies. They look kinda fun actually :)

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  5. Conor Bofin says:

    I don’t know what to say about this. The concept is truly awful yet your result looks pretty tasty. Cook on!

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  6. veg-o-matic says:

    I wish Betty hadn’t changed the name from “Impossible XX Pie” to “Impossibly Easy XX Pie”. I mean, what’s up with that?

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  7. Due to extreme snobbishness, I couldn’t bring myself to buy a box of Bisquick, but I will admit that this “lasagna” actually looks really good.

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  8. Dude, my mom was crazy about making these Bisquick “impossible” pies when I was a kid! I loved the taco one best.

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  9. Erica says:

    There’s more than one impossible pie? Impossible, I say!

    (Good to see you back online!)

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