26 Lasagna Recipes Your Family Will Love

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When it comes to comfort food, there's just nothing better than pasta and cheese. Whether you prefer a meat lasagna or a vegetarian noodle dish, we've gathered up the best lasagna recipes that make the most of this classic combination. Get ready to take this dinner standby from good to great with these delicious, creative lasagna recipes that can be served at family meals, for entertaining dinner guests, at potluck parties and for holiday celebrations

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    Basic Lasagna With Meaty Sauce

    Basic Lasagna Recipe

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    Lasagna is the perfect dish to make when serving a crowd because it can be made in advance and just about everybody loves it. This classic meat lasagna recipe is prepared with a homemade tomato sauce, ground beef, and layers of three kinds of cheese and lasagna noodles.

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    Italian Sausage Lasagna

    Italian sausage lasagna
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    Traditional Italian sausage lasagna is a family favorite lasagna recipe for so many people. Super easy and satisfying for a crowd, it's sure to be a hit with your family, too. It's made with Italian sausage in place of the usual ground beef (use mild or spicy sausage to suit your personal taste), prepared with a classic tomato sauce and the ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses you love in lasagna.

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    Chef Michael Symon's Pierogi Lasagna

    Chef Michael Symon's lasagna
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    Celebrity Chef Michael Symon is a Food Network favorite, a James Beard Foundation Award winner, a cookbook author, and the owner of several restaurants in Cleveland and Detroit. Score big points with family and friends when you serve up this winning pierogi lasagna recipe that he created for a Super Bowl party bake-off in Parade magazine. You can make homemade noodles like the chef, or use store-bought noodles to assemble this delicious, creamy, cheese-laden, hearty lasagna casserole dish.

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    Mexican Green Lasagna

    Mexican lasagna


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    Next time you can’t decide whether you feel like Mexican or Italian food for dinner, go for this delicious Mexican lasagna that serves up the best of both worlds. Mexican Green Lasagna (also called Pastel Azteca) layers classic ingredients from Mexican culinary traditions, including salsa verde and Mexican crema (or sour cream), with corn tortillas taking the place of the usual lasagna noodles. The result is a genius fusion of cuisines that will delight kids, impress adults, and is sure to become a family favorite.

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    Instant Pot Lasagna

    A portion of instant pot lasagna on a serving plate

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    This instant pot lasagna recipe is prepared with ground beef, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, marinara sauce, and no-boil noodles like traditional oven-baked lasagna. The difference is it is ready in about half the time and you won't heat up the kitchen.

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    Creamy Venezuelan-Style Lasagna


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    If you love a creamy lasagna with loads of delectable white sauce, this is the recipe for you. Traditional Venezuelan lasagna (also called Pasticho) is a deliciously decadent version of lasagna made with tubular pasta, ground beef, tomatoes, dried herbs and plenty of creamy bechamel sauce.

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    Whole Wheat Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna

    Easy Whole Wheat Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna
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    Make your vegetarian lasagna a little bit healthier by using this recipe, which calls for whole wheat lasagna noodles and fiber-packed spinach. Even though the ingredients are nutritious, this yummy Italian spinach lasagna recipe tastes incredibly rich and creamy, thanks to plenty of mozzarella, Parmesan and low-fat cottage cheese. It's the perfect classic spinach lasagna recipe for the whole family.

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    3-Cheese Butternut Squash and Mushroom Lasagna

    Three cheese butternut mushroom lasagna recipe

    The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

    The autumnal flavors of sweet roasted butternut squash, hearty sautéed mushrooms, ricotta, Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses combine in this comforting and satisfying version of lasagna that's perfect for weekend dinners. Vegetarian-friendly when made with vegetable stock, this recipe makes a big lasagna that you can serve to a crowd.

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    Lasagna With White and Red Sauce

    Red and White Sauce Lasagna

    The Spruce / Cara Cormack

    The white and red sauce takes the place of ricotta cheese in this rich and flavorful recipe that's perfect for making ahead on the weekend and serving to your family all week long. This easy lasagna recipe also features "no-boil" lasagna noodles, to save you time on assembling this yummy family meal.

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    Gluten-Free Zucchini Lasagna

    Zucchini Lasagna

    The Spruce Eats / Anita Schecter 

    For a low-carb, gluten-free take, use this zucchini lasagna recipe. It includes everything that's great about lasagna, including ricotta, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses. It simply swaps the noodles for thin-sliced zucchini. Even if you don't follow a special diet, it's a healthy alternative, especially when zucchini is plentiful.

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    Keto Cauliflower Lasagna

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    It sounds complicated, but this keto cauliflower lasagna is a cinch to put together and doesn't require any special tools. The meaty sauce and cheesy layers may fool even the most committed pasta lover. But even if the low-carb "noodles" don't escape attention, the winning texture and flavor of this dish makes it a moot point.

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    Fresh Spinach Ravioli Lasagna

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    Cooking dinner with fresh pasta is simply a treat. Think beyond spaghetti and linguine when cooking with fresh pasta, and try this creative recipe that uses fresh spinach filled ravioli as the pasta layer in a delightful lasagna dish. Spinach ravioli combine with ricotta cheese, artichoke hearts and a creamy spinach sauce in a lasagna dish that's baked, then browned on top for extra taste and appeal.

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    Butternut Squash Lasagna

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    The Spruce / Jennifer Perillo

    This recipe proves lasagna doesn't have to feature red sauce on the ingredient list. Here, mashed roasted butternut squash is layered with a bechamel sauce and a mozzarella-ricotta mixture along with fresh lasagna noodles to make a light and flavorful baked pasta dish. The sage offers a bit of earthiness and Pecorino cheese sprinkled on top creates a nice gooey finish.

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    Lobster Lasagna

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    Decadent and divine, this lobster lasagna recipe would be fabulous to serve at your holiday celebrations, or for New Year's Eve dinners and parties. Lobster is a luxury food that makes the usual lasagna recipe suddenly special and elegant enough to serve to the most demanding guests. Though sumptuous and impressive, the recipe takes only about 30 minutes to prepare and cook, making it a real winner when you're serving some company.

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    Eggplant and Chicken Lasagna

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    Here's a lower calorie lasagna recipe that substitutes chicken for the usual ground beef, and sliced sautéed eggplant for the usual pasta noodles and heavy ricotta cheese filling. Rich and satisfying in flavor and texture, but lighter than the typical lasagna, your family and guests will love this chicken lasagna.

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    Vegetable Lasagna With Alfredo Sauce

    Veggie lasagna with alfredo sauce
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    This creamy, satisfying, rich-tasting vegetarian lasagna loaded with a garden's worth of vegetables is something worth celebrating! Crunchy bell peppers, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, and broccoli are layered with lasagna noodles, a seasoned mixture of ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, and store-bought Alfredo sauce. Nutritious and delicious, this is one family recipe that kids and adults alike will love.

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    Vegetarian Lasagna Rolls With Pesto

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    Lasagna rolls are a growing food trend that is so much fun to make and eat! These vegetarian lasagna rolls look a lot like enchiladas but pack tons of classic Italian flavors. The whole family will love this rolled lasagna recipe, which makes a great Meatless Monday dinner, or a great vegetarian meal anytime. Nourishing and filling pasta roll-ups are made with fresh basil pesto and sweet potatoes, making them sweet enough for vegetarian kids, but with pesto, ricotta, and fresh spinach, they're also pleasing to adults.

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    White Chicken Asparagus Lasagna

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    When any company is coming, this delicious, one-pan dinner recipe is a fabulous idea, because it can be made ahead and refrigerated, then reheated when guests arrive. Layers of creamy white sauce, lasagna noodles, cooked chicken, asparagus, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella cheese combine in this flavor-rich lasagna that's always a welcome dish on your dinner table.

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    Dairy-Free Lasagna Primavera

    Dairy-Free Lasagna

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    Vegetarian and vegan lasagna primavera is prepared with dairy-free ricotta cheese, so it's also suitable for dairy-free diets. Easy and inexpensive, you can also prepare this satisfying family pasta dish the night beforehand. Just pop it into the oven when you're getting ready to serve. Makes a great go-to weeknight entree for your repertoire, and the leftovers are great for lunches to take to work or school, too!

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    Breakfast Lasagna With Hash Browns

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    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This great-tasting breakfast "lasagna" recipe is made with hash browns, eggs, and ham, or Canadian bacon, for a wake-up casserole that smells fantastic cooking and tastes seriously satisfying. Layers of potatoes, vegetables, eggs, and meat make this a classic breakfast casserole your family will ask to eat every weekend. Make it for a birthday brunch, holiday mornings, or a breakfast-for-dinner evening meal. You can easily cook this dish the night before, too. Just wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in the fridge, for easy reheating in the morning.

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    Perfect Spinach Lasagna

    Perfect spinach lasagna recipe

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    Delicious spinach lasagna is a tried-and-true family recipe classic. Meatless lasagna with layers of smooth, creamy ricotta, salty mozzarella cheese, your favorite purchased or homemade red marinara sauce, lasagna noodles and spinach is sure to become a favorite in your home. Serve it with crusty garlic bread and a simple tossed salad for a dinner they'll ask you to repeat every week. Makes a great vegetarian entree for potluck parties, too.

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    Spicy Chicken Lasagna

    Spinach and Beef Lasagna With Ricotta Cheese

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    Italian cooking and Tex-Mex cuisine unite in this unique chicken lasagna recipe, which combines classic lasagna with flavors traditional Mexican cooking. Family-friendly chicken lasagna is made with layers of lasagna pasta noodles, green tomatillo salsa and tomato salsa, cilantro, Mexican cheese, spinach, diced tomatoes, and cooked chicken that your family will ask you to make again and again.

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    Vegetarian Pumpkin Lasagna

    Vegetarian pumpkin lasagna recipe

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    When you want to go vegetarian for a fall dinner, Halloween night, or even for a meatless holiday meal, look no further than this super yummy pumpkin lasagna recipe. Homemade three-cheese lasagna uses a savory pumpkin sauce, in place of the usual red marinara sauce, for a creative and unusual meatless lasagna that's nothing short of gourmet.

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    Gluten-Free Lasagna Recipe

    Lasagne alla Bolognese
    Lasagne alla Bolognese.

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    Can you really find a gluten-free lasagna recipe? You just did! A good lasagna recipe can be challenging for gluten-free cooks to find, because many of the typical lasagna ingredients may contain gluten. This rich, herb-laden lasagna recipe is a real treat and doesn't skimp on flavor in any way, shape or form. Serve it to your family and friends and enjoy giving them a comforting, hearty meal.

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    Easy, Fresh Mozzarella Lasagna

    Classic mozzarella lasagna

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    Fresh mozzarella cheese is pillowy, soft and mild tasting. In this simply elegant lasagna entree, fresh mozzarella combines with Parmesan, chopped fresh basil and a beautiful, creamy homemade white sauce for a rich-tasting dish you'd be proud to serve your company.

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    Vegan Tofu Lasagna With Spinach

    Vegan lasagna with eggplant and tofu
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    Looking for a hearty, cheese-less and meatless vegan lasagna with tons of flavor? We've got your go-to recipe right here! Layered with crumbled tofu and plenty of protein-packed spinach, this recipe for a vegan, cheese-less tofu lasagna is tasty and satisfying. No cheese means this vegan lasagna recipe is completely dairy-free and cholesterol-free, and much lower in fat than traditional lasagna recipes.