10 Unconventional Lasagna Recipes Like You've Never Seen Before
Lasagna as you probably know it is a hearty square casserole consisting of layers of ground beef, creamy cheese, tangy tomato sauce, and al dente noodles. But, as the following 10 innovative recipes will show you, that doesn't always have to be the case. In fact, sometimes the Italian classic tastes even better when it comes in a totally unexpected form.
1. Lasagna Baguette
You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone out there who doesn't like a good lasagna. As well as being super easy to prepare, our rather innovative take on this Italian classic is great way to impress guests at your next dinner party. Just think of it as two fan favorites in one – cheesy pasta in a crispy bread bowl! Get the recipe & full instructions here.
2. One-Pan Lasagna
Italians are renowned for their delicious cuisine world-wide. In addition to pizza and pasta, lasagna is one of the staple dishes in the Mediterranean cuisine. But preparing an authentic lasagna is quite a bit of work. If you don't have three hours to cook it, this recipe will be of use to you, because you only really need a single pan for it. No pots, no baking dish, really just one pan! Get the recipe & full instructions here.
3. Lasagna Rolls
Lasagna is one of the most delicious meals that Italian cuisine has to offer. But sometimes it's fun to jazz up even the most traditional dishes. With this recipe, lasagna sheets are no longer layered on top of one another but rather rolled up! The result is a delicious mess-free party snack, packed with classic lasagna flavor. So what are you waiting for? Take a walk on the wild side! Get the recipe & full instructions here.
4. Lasagna Stuffed Peppers
When it comes to comfort food, the stuffed bell pepper is a classic. The usual suspects for inclusion in this recipe are ground beef or sausage with cooked rice and cheese. But how about, instead of the rice, we throw in some pasta? All of a sudden this hearty meal gets even heartier! Get the recipe & full instructions here.
5. Lasagna Meatloaf
Do you want to (or rather, need to) prepare a large Sunday meal for the entire family, but you're torn on what to make? Maybe your partner is a meatloaf fan, but the kids always want a big plate of lasagna this time of year... so the question is: How do you keep everyone happy? Make both at the same time, of course! As you'll see, our delicious hybrid dish provides the perfect compromise. Get the recipe & full instructions here.
6. Potato Lasagna
When you think of Italy, so much imagery runs through your head: sunshine, olive orchards, excellent ice cream, pizza, and pasta. But if you start to get tired of always having the same dishes (no matter how delicious they are), then you'll love this easy recipe that brings together an Italian culinary tradition with one of America's favorite vegetables. Get the recipe & full instructions here.
7. Pizza Lasagna
Getting up to mischief and constantly eating — these are the two trademarks of one of America's most famous cartoon cats: Garfield! His favorite food is no secret: zesty, saucy lasagna. But when he can't get his paws on that, he never says no to a thick slice of cheesy pizza. And with this new creation, he can have it all in one amazing meal! Get the recipe & full instructions here.
8. Lasagna Potatoes
Next to pizza and spaghetti bolognese, the statistics probably show lasagna as the most popular Italian dish with foreigners. But the long preparation time puts a lot of people off trying to make it home. What to do then, when you're still obsessed with this hearty savory dish? Keep it simple and use potatoes! You'll be astounded how easy it is to make this classic dish using this method. Get the recipe & full instructions here.
9. Lasagna Onion Bombs
The onion is one of the most popular vegetables worldwide, and with good reason. Onions are a lot more versatile than you think, and you always have them on hand, so why not go ahead and put that information to good use? This recipe will show you how to upgrade onions from a standard side dish ingredient to a star of its own. Get the recipe & full instructions here.
10. Lasagna on a Stick
Snacks are an integral part of any get-together, but it can be hard to find the perfect party snack for informal gatherings, especially ones where you'll be walking and eating simultaneously. The most important thing is that you want to bring something that's tasty, creative, fun, and easy to serve and eat. Lasagna on a stick wins in each regard! You'll love this innovative recipe that will remind you of your childhood days full of carnival food, and it's particularly a big hit with kids! Get the recipe & full instructions here.
Who cares what it looks like on the outside? As long as it has some combination of ground beef, creamy cheese, tangy tomato sauce, and al dente noodles, we'll go ahead and call lasagna. Luckily for you, these 10 exceptional recipes not only look like the real deal, but they certainly taste like it too, if not better! So what are you waiting for? Start cooking!