Carasau Bread Lasagne

First of all: What is Carasau bread (Pane Carasau)?

It is a very typical bread from Sardinia! Wikipedia describes it as: “… thin and crisp, usually in the form of a dish half a metre wide…” and you can also read some information about its ancient origins, if you’d like to know more.

I am sure you can find it in some Italian deli… even if it’s nicer eaten on a Sardinian beach – no doubt!


Carasau bread

4 -5 Tomatoes (or some cherry tomatoes)

1 Nice fresh Onion, red or white

2 Mozzarella

Olive oil

A small fist of Pine nuts

A small fist of Capers (salted capers are definitely the best choice)

A few Basil leaves


Chop all the tomatoes in small pieces and leave them aside in a bowl to marinate with olive oil, salt and the basil leaves.

Cut the mozzarella in small pieces, slice the onion very thin, roast the pine nuts under the oven grill and wash the capers.

Now that you have all your ingredients ready, put them inside a deep plate or an oven dish.

Place a first layer of Carasau bread and cover it with the chopped tomatoes, their sauce and the thin onion slices.

Cover everything with another slice of bread and put some mozzarella and some capers on top of it.

Carry on, putting alternate layers of tomatoes and layers of mozzarella.

Pour all the nice sauce from the tomatoes and add some salt, olive oil and oregano if needed.

Place a last layer of bread and finish with the roasted pine nuts, olive oil and salt.

Let your dish rest for at least one hour, so the bread will soak into the tomato and oil sauce and will turn soft: you will get a fresh summery lasagna!



  1. Serena

    Trying it now…

  2. this has been a great success! in the week-end also my sister did it and everyone at the dinner loved it!!!

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