Food With Layers

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If you’re interested in food and what makes it taste good, you’ll love this blog. Flavor layering means adding multiple flavors to a dish to deepen and expand its flavor. Flavor layering can be done on different dishes such as vegetables, soups, meats, etc. Most cooks use culinary tradition to decide which foods should go together.

Food With Layers

Everyone loves layered dessert recipes, but have you ever tried cooking up savory layered recipes? Our layered pasta recipes and layered salad recipes are sure to leave you and your gang digging for more. Whether you’re hosting a party, attending a potuck, or just making dinner, these recipes are sure to please!

Loaded Layered Hash Browns
Loaded Layered Hash Browns 

Our Loaded Layered Hash Browns have everything you could possibly want packed into each bite. Don’t be surprised at how fast this breakfast favorite disappears.

Worth The Wait Lasagna
Worth the Wait Lasagna 

Homemade Italian-style lasagna takes a little extra effort, but one taste of our Worth the Wait Lasagna will prove that this one is definitely a main dish pasta bake worth waiting for.

Chilled Stacked Salad
Chilled Stacked Salad 

Chilled Stacked Salad is a colorful and easy make-ahead layered salad that is perfect for easy summer entertaining. It’s among our favorite easy salad recipes for potluck parties.

Six Layer Dip
Six Layer Dip 

With so many layers of goodness, it’s no wonder why our Six Layer Dip is such a potluck favorite. And when you put it together just right, this dip looks just as fabulous as it tastes!

Layered Nachos Supreme
Layered Nachos Supreme 

So many of us go to trendy restaurants and order Nachos Supreme, but we never think of making them at home. That’s about to change! Now that you know how to prepare restaurant-style nachos, you’re gonna put them on your home dinner menu.

Layered Spaghetti Casserole
Layered Spaghetti Casserole 

We sure don’t mind leftovers of this creamy spaghetti; it’s just as good or better the next day. The only problem is that our Layered Spaghetti Casserole is so lip-smacking good, you might not have any left!

Stacked Pasta Salad
Stacked Pasta Salad 

Stacked Pasta Salad is a unique twist on a pasta casserole. It’s a must-have for any vegetable lover! It’s also great for potlucks, parties, and even everyday appetizers!

Southwestern Layered Rice
Southwestern Layered Rice 

Southwestern Layered Rice is a casserole that’s as crunchy as it is creamy. Try out this dish on your family. They’re sure to love it!

Italian Layer Bake
Italian Layer Bake 

Italian Layer Bake is a Mediterranean delight. This recipe features layers of Italian meats, peppers, and bubbly cheese under a golden crust. Mmm!

Layered Amish Breakfast Bake
Layered Amish Breakfast Bake 

This Pennsylvania Dutch-inspired Layered Amish Breakfast Bake is the perfect wholesome rise ‘n’ shine all-in-one-pan breakfast for a lazy weekend morning.

Layered Recipes That Are Filled with Flavorful Surprises!

Guinness Casserole

Guinness adds a bit of interest to the Irish casserole category! 

Potato Chorizo and Bean Bake

This one-pan recipe is layered with all kinds of goodness, and the combination of thin potatoes with chorizo sounds amazing.

Ina’s Lasagna

This lasagna recipe has sausage and goat cheese in the layers, making it truly unique and scrumptious! 

Shredded Pork & Coloradito Tortilla Casserole

Another great layered Mexican dish, this casserole features delicious pork and a savory red mole sauce.

Classic Shepherd’s Pie

Along with lasagna, shepherd’s pie is a must on any layered recipe list, and this classic recipe is sure not to disappoint.

Eggplant Polenta Lasagna

This layered lasagna with eggplant and polenta is a vegetarian delight. 

Chili Stacks

Next time you have a hankering for chili, mix things up by stacking things up!

7 Layer Fresh Fruit Salad

A GORGEOUS fruit salad creation that will totally impress your friends & family – while satisfying all those sweet cravings at your next get-together!

With the abundance of fresh Summer fruit available right now, let’s have some fun!

Fruit is nature’s nutrient-packed candy, after all!

This fruit salad actually reminds me of something my aunt used to make and bring to parties when I was a kid, but I’m pretty sure hers was full of cool whip or marshmallow fluff or something like that!

This Salad tastes better after spending a few hours in the fridge, so not only is it BEAUTIFUL, but it’s super convenient to serve guests.

To assemble your layered salad, use a clear glass bowl with straight sides as shown to create this gorgeous layered look.

There’s no doubt – we first eat with our eyes!

Those BRIGHT layers just beg to be eaten!

Feel free to make substitutions with what YOU have on hand, what’s in season, or whatever fruit your family loves best.

Get CREATIVE and have lots of FUN with this one!

Even though you may be tempted to mix it all together right before serving, don’t. Instead, serve with a long deep spoon or tongs, and let everyone scoop out what they want.

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • grated zest from 1 orange
  • grated zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 cinnamon star anise
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

For the Fruit Salad:

  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple (about 1/2 of a large pineapple)
  • 2 medium mangoes peeled, pith removed and chopped
  • 4 medium kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups raspberries or blackberries
  • 2 cups seedless grapes

Instructions:

Cut your pineapple and mangoes into small cubes.

Peel and slice your kiwi as shown, and cut the strawberries into halves.

In a medium saucepan, combine orange juice, lemon juice, orange zest, lemon zest and honey.

Add star anise and place over medium heat.

Bring your mixture to a low boil.

Once the mixture starts to bubble reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 5 minutes, until thickened a bit.

Once done, discard the star anise and place your mixture into a bowl.

Let it cool at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Stir in yogurt and whisk well, until smooth and well combined.

In a glass bowl or trifle dish add pineapple and then blueberries.

Top with a layer of strawberries, kiwi, mango, grapes and raspberries.

Drizzle your yogurt dressing over the fruit layers, then cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until well chilled.

❤Rachel

7 Layer Fresh Fruit Salad

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • grated zest from 1 orange
  • grated zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 cinnamon star anise
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

For the Fruit Salad:

  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple (about 1/2 of a large pineapple)
  • 2 medium mangoes peeled, pith removed and chopped
  • 4 medium kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups raspberries or blackberries
  • 2 cups seedless grapes

Instructions

  1. Cut your pineapple and mangoes into small cubes.
  2. Peel and slice your kiwi as shown, and cut the strawberries into halves.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine orange juice, lemon juice, orange zest, lemon zest and honey.
  4. Add star anise and place over medium heat.
  5. Bring your mixture to a low boil.
  6. Once the mixture starts to bubble reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 5 minutes, until thickened a bit.
  7. Once done, discard the star anise and place your mixture into a bowl.
  8. Let it cool at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  9. Stir in yogurt and whisk well, until smooth and well combined.
  10. In a glass bowl or trifle dish add pineapple and then blueberries.
  11. Top with a layer of strawberries, kiwi, mango, grapes and raspberries.
  12. Drizzle your yogurt dressing over the fruit layers, then cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until well chilled.

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