25 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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    Ness's Crock Pot Lasagna

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    Can you make lasagna in a crock pot? Absolutely! This yummy, go-to recipe for slow cooker lasagna is an absolute snap to make. A jar of spaghetti sauce, classic lasagna cheeses and seasonings are all you need to make this a delicious meal, and the slow cooker makes it a breeze to prepare and cook. Serve it with garlic bread and a simple tossed green salad or a Caesar salad for a weeknight dinner your family will love.

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    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

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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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  • 05 of 25

    Mexican Green 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 Mexican ingredients, 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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    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

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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

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    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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  • 09 of 25

    Lasagna With White and Red Sauce

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    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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    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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    Lobster Lasagna

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    Decadent and divine, this lobster lasagna recipe would be fabulous to serve at your Christmas 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

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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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    Lasagna Sandwiches

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    Lasagna sandwiches are delightful, quick and easy baked sandwich recipes that kids will go crazy for, not least because they're made with 5 kinds of cheese and are super fun to eat! Much like an inside out pizza, these "sandwiches" are basically hollowed out crusty bread rolls that hold a rich meat sauce and plenty of gooey melted cheese inside and on top.

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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

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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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    Vegan Lasagna With Cashew White Sauce

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    Creamy, rich and utterly satisfying, your family will demand seconds of this scrumptious vegan lasagna recipe. The lasagna is prepared with a flavorful cashew white sauce instead of a tomato-based sauce, making it an excellent way for vegans to get their protein (via the cashews) with dinner. Taking the time to make the homemade white sauce is absolutely worth it, and yields a dish that tastes indulgent and special. Serve it for company, or treat your family to something different on the weekend!

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    Breakfast Lasagna With Hash Browns

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    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

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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

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    Italian cooking and Tex-Mex cuisine unite in this unique chicken lasagna recipe, which combines classic lasagna with Mexican-inspired flavors. 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

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    When you want to go vegetarian for a fall dinner, Halloween night, or even for a meatless Thanksgiving 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

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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

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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.