7 Crazy & Unique Lasagna Recipes
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 7 unique 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 Subs
Is it lasagna? Is it a hoagie? Is it garlic bread? It's time to open your mind to some serious possibilities, because this mouthwatering recipe is all of the above! These hand-held lasagna subs work great as an appetizer, finger food, party snack, or even an afternoon indulgence while sprawled out on the couch. No fork, no knife, no problem! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
2. Bacon Lasagna
Lasagna — without a doubt, one of the most beloved dishes in the Western hemisphere. The following recipe introduces a particularly hearty version of the classic, because everything is better with a little bit of bacon. This variation should be particularly appealing for the carnivores out there. And for those who like to indulge in rich food, this dish is also a real feast. So grab some bacon and get started! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
3. Lasagna Braid
You love lasagna, but when it comes to preparing it yourself, does the workload always makes you think twice? No problem! This recipe not only simplifies the procedure for this classic dish, it even has two major advantages: you don't need a casserole dish and the end result looks so amazing, it's the perfect meal to serve your dinner guests. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
4. Potato Lasagna
When you think of Italy, so much imagery runs through your head: sunshine, olive orchards, excellent ice cream, pizza and pasta. You can never get enough of the last two items on that list. 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. This dish brings together an Italian culinary tradition with one of America's favorite vegetables: the potato lasagna. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
5. Lasagna Chips & Dip
Summer is shindig season, and if there's one thing that screams poor manners, it's showing up to a gathering empty-handed. But after so many get-togethers, you may have run out of party food ideas, or might even be recycling the same old appetizer recipes. Chips and dip is always a favorite, so why not add a modern twist to a beloved classic? Try this delicious lasagna recipe, with the twist being that the lasagna noodles serve as the chips and the lasagna filling serves as the dip. Just make sure to bring enough, because it will probably be the first thing to go; this is the best combination since peanut butter and chocolate! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
6. Lasagna Roll Bake
You don't have to be born in bella Italia to know how lasagna is traditionally layered. However, it never hurts to shake things up a bit, especially in the kitchen. With this recipe, serve your lasagna in a well-deserved (and delicious!) new form! Get the full recipe & 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 full recipe & instructions here.
It doesn't matter how it looks 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 it lasagna. Luckily for you, these 7 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!