World’s first lasagne sandwich hits the UK

Posted by Josette Dunn on 28th July 2010

It must surely rank as one of the most offbeat commercially made sandwich ever to go on sale in the UK.  This month Brits will be able to try it for themselves when the world’s first lasagne sandwich goes on sale at Tesco stores.The sandwich takes its inspiration from a student classic snack and a modern school of thought that believes that certain foods such as pizza and pasta sometimes taste better cold.

Said Tesco food developer and sandwich creator Laura Fagan: “We think the lasagne sandwich could become the food of choice for anyone wanting a solid snack between meals.

“The inspiration comes from my own student days and how certain foods could sometimes taste much better the next day – such as pizza, lasagne and even curry!

“Lasagne sandwiches were a favourite of mine back in student days and were really popular with all my mates at university.

“It was the type of food that could be made very quickly from lasagne leftovers but could really keep you going between meals or equally prove to be the perfect breakfast food after a long night.”

The sandwich is made up of two thick slices of bread, a filling of diced beef in a tangy tomato and herb sauce layered with cooked pasta sheets and finished with a creamy cheddar, ricotta and mayonnaise dressing.

It’s not the first time that Tesco has gone out on a limb to produce an unusual sandwich.

Last month the supermarket produced a ‘Singing Sandwich’ for the World Cup which played the Ole Ole Ole Ole football chant when the packaging was opened.

And two years ago it launched the UK’s first ever commercially made sweet sandwich in time for the Christmas market – a sumptious banana and chocolate creation.

Added Tesco’s Laura Fagan: “The sandwich is a great British invention and a fine contribution to world cuisine. Hopefully the lasagne sandwich will be another chapter in the history of this classic culinary creation.”