Lasagna is one of the most beloved Italian dishes because there are so many variations and ways to make it. Every Italian family has their own unique take on this comforting pasta dish. When you are craving comfort food but want to try something new, one of these clever lasagna variations might just hit the spot:
Three Cheese Pumpkin Lasagna
Pumpkin lasagna may sound crazy, but this seasonal dish is full of all the flavors of the fall. With pumpkin, kale, mushrooms, onion, garlic, and sage, this savory, nutty lasagna is the perfect meal for a cold fall night. It’s also a fun addition to any holiday table.
Rolled Lasagna Florentine
Rolled lasagna is a unique twist on a traditional lasagna. The noodles are rolled up into tubes filled with ricotta cheese, spinach, and a blend of Italian cheeses. The tubes are covered with ground beef and savory sauce. This is an easy dish to make ahead and heat up on a busy weeknight.
You can add a classic Greek flavor to lasagna by using popular Mediterranean ingredients like ground lamb instead of ground beef, black olives, and feta cheese. Simmer the lamb in wine, tomato sauce, and spices like oregano and cinnamon. Top with white cheddar, feta, and sliced olives.
If you’re a big fan of the Instant Pot, you can quickly make a classic Italian lasagna without the mess. Cook the meat, then layer the ingredients in a cake pan that will get baked over water in the Instant Pot. It serves six, it’s ready fast, and it’s a great way to enjoy some comfort food without spending hours cooking.
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
Another fall classic is this vegetarian twist on a lasagna with roasted vegetables. Use Zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, or root vegetables like butternut squash or acorn squash in this tasty vegetarian treat. Substitute cottage cheese for ricotta cheese to get a protein boost.
Bolognese Lasagna with Porcini-Ricotta Filling
Meat lovers will love this meat-heavy lasagna that has Italian sausage, ground beef, and pancetta with a porcini-Parmesan sauce. This is a real crowd-pleaser for family dinners and holiday dinners.
Spicy Brunch Lasagna
Breakfast lasagna? Yes, please. A white lasagna with Alfredo sauce, eggs, hash browns, sausage, and pasta is the perfect indulgence for a weekend breakfast. It’s also fantastic reheated when it’s a “breakfast for dinner” night.
When you’re making dinner for veggie-loving friends and family who don’t eat meat, you can serve this savory veggie lasagna. Polenta adds protein, texture, and savory flavor along with cornmeal, mushrooms, roasted red better, and mozzarella cheese. Use vegan cheese if your guests or family members are vegan, or skip the cheese completely. It will still taste great!
Lasagna Rolls al Forno
The star of lasagna Rolls al Forno is a homemade Bolognese sauce that brings out the flavor of fresh Roma tomatoes, spicy Italian sausage, and cheese.
Chicken Caesar Lasagna
When you want to serve a lighter lasagna, try a Chicken Ceasar Lasagna with whole wheat noodles, a light Alfredo sauce, and spinach. This lower-fat lasagna is perfect for a light lunch or dinner, especially in warmer weather.
Smoked Salmon Lasagna
Seafood lovers will go nuts for a Smoked Salmon Lasagna with six different types of cheese, smoked salmon, mushrooms, and tomatoes. It’s rich and creamy and perfect for New Year’s Eve, Sunday brunch, or any holiday.
Satisfy Your Lasagna Craving At Quattro
Quattro uses the freshest ingredients to make stunning lasagnas that will leave you wanting more. Whether you prefer a traditional lasagna or you have an adventurous palate and want to try something avant-garde, Quattro has delicious lasagnas and Italian cuisine that will satisfy your craving for Italian lasagna. Make a reservation today to try it out for yourself!