For a hearty, make-ahead meal, you can’t go wrong with a classic lasagna dish! From light veggie lasagnas to rich and meaty lasagnas, you’re sure to find one your family will love in this collection of our best lasagna recipes!
Our favorite recipe from the Cooking Light column, this lightened-up lasagna tastes every bit as flavorful as the traditional version.
Vegetable Lasagna with Butternut Béchamel
Here's a sauce so good you'll want to eat it by the spoonful. Make a double batch, and stir into whole grains, drizzle over vegetables, or use as a sauce for lighter mac and cheese.
Lasagna with Grape Tomatoes and Broccoli Rabe"Fresh" is a word not often associated with lasagna, yet that's exactly the sensation this one offers. Sweet-as-candy grape tomatoes burst and release their moisture and flavor, while earthy-bitter broccoli rabe and milder Broccolini balance the taste.
Extra Easy Lasagna
With this simple recipe, learn how to make 5-ingredient, cheesy lasagna that is easy to assemble and quick to disappear.
Classic Lasagna with Meat Sauce
Extra-lean ground beef (which sometimes cooks up dry) works well here because it's combined with marinara to keep it moist.
Tomato-Basil Lasagna with ProsciuttoThis restaurant-quality lasagna recipe can be made ahead and kept in the freezer for up to one month.
Spaghetti Squash Gratins with Chunky Tomato SauceThese individual casseroles are like little lasagnas with spaghetti squash replacing the traditional lasagna noodles.
Fresh Vegetable LasagnaThis vegetable lasagna showcases a plethora of fresh veggies from zucchini, to mushrooms, to red and yellow bell pepper.
Easy Ravioli Lasagna
With ricotta cheese and spinach already tucked inside each ravioli, this is a shortcut way to a well-rounded lasagna. Classic meat sauce makes it über family-friendly.
Tomato-Basil Lasagna RollsCanned artichokes give the rich filling its meaty heft. Feel free to sub sautéed 'shrooms or spinach.
Vegetable LasagnaGet your daily dose of vegetables with a cheesy, colorful lasagna.
Tex-Mex LasagnaThis Tex-Mex spin on lasagna is made with ground beef, diced veggies, chipotle seasoning blend, salsa, beans, enchilada sauce, corn, cheese and tortillas.
Latina LasagnaYou can assemble and chill this up to two days ahead to bake before serving. Simply add 20 to 30 minutes to the baking time.
Chicken, Spinach, and Mushroom LasagnaChicken thighs poach until tender in stock, which becomes the base for a creamy béchamel sauce. No-boil noodles absorb more liquid during baking for a sturdy slice after freezing and reheating.
Speedy LasagnaUsing a microwave to prepare this lasagna makes it super speedy.
Turkey Lasagna"I began using turkey in lasagna after my husband and I developed health problems. The recipe is a big hit with my family." --CL Reader
Weeknight Ravioli LasagnaYou just need 5 ingredients to prepare this quick and easy lasagna dish.
Seafood LasagnaYou can always splurge on fresh crabmeat, but we tested this dish with canned Chicken of the Sea lump crabmeat and liked the results. Shrimp shells render a quick stock to flavor the sauce. We used oven-ready lasagna noodles to save time.
Mushroom and Fresh Herb LasagnaFor this intensely mushroomy lasagna, brawny portabellas and shiitakes cook down until their flavors are concentrated. Then they're layered with a creamy, velvety sauce and sheets of no-boil pasta, which are thinner than regular dried pasta.
Creamy Spinach LasagnaThe mild flavor and creamy texture of this spinach lasagna will appeal to kids and adults alike. You may want to reduce or increase the pepper amounts according to your family's preferences.
Easy Mexican LasagnaThis "Mexican lasagna" is a cheesy chicken-and-tortilla casserole that's sure to be a family favorite in no time.
Eggplant Parmesan LasagnaLayers of thin-sliced eggplant replace the meat in this cheesy lasagna recipe. Use the eggplant within a day or two of purchase for the best flavor.
Semolina Lasagna with Spicy AmatricianaNamed for the town from which it hails (Amatrice in central Italy), this sauce typically combines pancetta with tomatoes. Imported San Marzano tomatoes were used to test this recipe. Use cured bacon to allow the tomatoes and heat to star, or add a smoky note with smoked bacon. It's best to cook pasta sheets one at a time. Then build the individual lasagna portions, and bake them all together. Don't worry if the pasta tears as you build each dish—just patch it together and continue assembling.
Grilled Summer Vegetable LasagnaThis recipe has a number of components, but all can be made ahead, particularly the tomato purée and the white sauce. You can substitute 3 (8-ounce) cans of tomato purée for the homemade tomato purée. You can also use a grill pan to prepare the vegetables indoors.
Gruyère-spiked béchamel drapes over the noodles and squash to give Butternut-Kale Lasagna velvety richness. Hearty, earthy kale perfectly balances the sweet squash, and crunchy, toasted pecans crown the top of this luscious lasagna
Slow Cooker Sausage and Squash Lasagna
We were surprised and delighted by how well lasagna cooks up in the slow cooker. Be sure to use traditional noodles, and place them in the cooker uncooked. We tried the recipe with specially formulated no-bake noodles, and they didn't work as well.
Lasagna RollsDouble this casserole so you can have one to keep and one to either give away or freeze for holiday company...it freezes for up to one month.
Black Bean Lasagna RollsThese Mexican-style lasagna rolls are stuffed with black beans, green chiles, and cheese.
Golden LasagnaMade with golden squash, curry powder, and ginger, this veggie lasagna has a hint of Indian flavor.
Easy Skillet Lasagna
Pumpkin-Pecan LasagnaThe toasted pecans add crunchy texture and earthy flavor.
Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna
We have yet to meet an American who doesn’t love lasagna. Unfortunately, the original is often served with a side of, “But I shouldn’t….” This recipe will change all that.
Butternut Squash LasagnaThe sweet squash contrasts beautifully with Smoky Marinara in this butternut squash lasagna. You can make the marinara in advance, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Tex-Mex LasagnaServe an inspired Mexican meal perfect for a busy weeknight.
Pesto Lasagna with Spinach and MushroomsNo-boil lasagna noodles are perfect for this recipe, as they absorb all the juices that accumulate in the crockpot. Use 2 (10-ounce) packages of frozen chopped spinach in place of fresh, if you prefer. Also, any mushroom will work.
Garden-Style LasagnaVegetable lasagna is a crowd-pleaser and a classic make-ahead dish. You can use precut onions, matchstick-cut carrots, and broccoli, in addition to precooked noodles, to speed up preparation.
Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Spinach LasagnaThis vegetarian pasta dish is sure to please every palate at your dinner table.
Let your lasagna go Mexican by layering ground beef and sausage with corn tortillas, tomatoes, green chiles, enchilada sauce, and cheese. It's a convenient weeknight dinner that the kids will love as much as the grownups.
Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna
Spicy sausage gives Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna some kick. And three cheeses--ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan--make this lasagna wonderfully indulgent.
Lasagna Rolls with Roasted Red Pepper SauceThese rolls require some assembly time but are a nice change of pace from layered pasta. Use baby spinach to eliminate the task of trimming stems.
Classic Light Bolognese LasagnaA lighter take on classic Bolognese meat sauce allows for more cheese--always a good thing.
Greek Lamb and Feta Lasagna
We mix the lamb with beef so the lamb flavor doesn't dominate. If assembling ahead, sprinkle with feta cheese just before baking.
A classic, beefy lasagna recipe perfectly matches these traditional, zesty Italian ingredients and creamy homemade ricotta sauce. Tall layers of cheese, meat, and pasta will seriously satisfy your casserole cravings. Plus any leftovers for lunch the following day are always welcome. Tip: make this lasagna bake for a crowd by doubling the recipe and making ahead of time. Prep steps one through four, cover, and freeze. Thaw and bake (covered) at 350° for 55 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 to 15 more minutes or until bubbly.
Rachel's Special Occasion LasagnaYou can make this dish ahead--just cover and refrigerate or freeze after you've spread the final layer of marinara sauce. Serve with a salad and breadsticks to round out the meal.
Baked Vegetable LasagnaLayers of fresh vegetables topped with gooey melted cheese make this lasagna dish a healthy, hearty, and delicious choice for dinner.
Creamy Artichoke and Asparagus LasagnaHearty and delicious Creamy Artichoke and Asparagus Lasagna doesn't skimp on the soul-warming power we have come to expect from traditional casseroles. Lemon rind brightens the sauce, making for a more delicate lasagna.
This vegetable lasagna is perfect for making ahead and can easily transport to a potluck or the freezer.
Make-Ahead LasagnaA container of refrigerated pesto adds distinctive flavor to this basic beef-and-cheese lasagna, and the unbaked lasagna can be frozen for up to three months.
Parmesan and Root Vegetable LasagnaWash the pan well before using it again to cook the strained milk mixture—that ensures a silken sauce.
Truffled Wild Mushroom LasagnaYou don't have to spend a lot on truffle oil; look for small 2- or 3-ounce bottles, which are less likely to go bad before you use up the oil.
Kale and Mushroom LasagnaA small amount of pancetta adds richness and depth to the mushroom mixture; feel free to omit it--and swap in vegetable stock for beef--for a vegetarian version.
Whole-wheat LasagnaYou can assemble and chill the lasagna a day ahead, but add 10 to 15 minutes to the baking time. You can also freeze the lasagna, wrapped well in plastic wrap, for up to 1 month and bake it frozen (add 1 1/4 hours to the oven time).
Adding spinach to cheesy, saucy lasagna is a great way to get your child eating green. Use convenience items such as jarred pasta sauce, cheese ravioli, and frozen chopped spinach as your layers.
Three-Cheese LasagnaRicotta, Parmesan, and mozzarella combine to give this lasagna an irresistible gooey factor. Store-bought tomato sauce offers convenience and is perked up with a little fresh basil, garlic, and ground red pepper.
Feed your family with ease using this quick and easy lasagna recipe. It's a crowd-pleaser that everyone will enjoy!
To shorten prep time, skin, bone, and shred rotisserie chicken; add to sauce.
Colorful Vegetable LasagnaArrange the noodles crosswise in the pan to allow space for them to expand in the casserole's liquid. Serve with salad.
Lasagna with Sausage Ragu ReduxLayers of ragù and creamy, nutmeg-scented béchamel are a subtle departure from the familiar cheese-laden lasagna favored by many Americans; our version is actually closer to authentic Italian lasagna. However, we streamlined the ragù by using sweet Italian sausage instead of the traditional beef, pork, and/or veal blend.
Lasagna with ZucchiniYour family will love Lasagna with Zucchini—and you'll love that it's a great use for all that summer squash and zucchini. This cheesy veggie lasagna so good that they won't miss the traditional dish.
Turkey Sausage Lasagna
Lasagna is love on a plate. The homemade sauce, the layering of noodles with cheese . . . it's pretty much perfection. So how do you pull it off on a weeknight? No-boil noodles. You can make the lasagna in the morning, cover and refrigerate it, and then bake it just before dinnertime. Serve it with a crunchy romaine salad and garlic bread, and your kids might think you're the best cook ever.
Individual White Lasagnas
Ramekins help keep these cheesy, decadent layers in portion-perfect shape.
Ultimate Spinach and Turkey LasagnaThis healthy lasagna recipe features ground turkey instead of beef, reduced-fat cheese and vitamin-packed spinach. Using store-bought marinara sauce helps keep it easy.You can assemble this lasagna and freeze it, unbaked, for up to a month. Let it thaw completely before baking.
Shrimp Lasagna with Creamy Tomato SauceWant to make this seafood lover's dream-come-true dish even more spectacular? Substitute chopped fresh lobster meat for half the shrimp.