Lasagna 101: Your Ultimate Guide to Crafting the Perfect Lasagna Dish

lasagna 101

If you know us, you know we love lasagna.

All kinds of lasagna.

Traditional lasagnas, creative lasagnas—if it’s a lasagna, we’ll eat it.

Over the years, as we’ve perfected our own specific recipes, we’ve come to learn a thing or two about the art of lasagna assembly.

We’ve tested, developed, and created many different kinds of lasagnas, and are shipping tons of them all over the country.

In this article, you’ll find some handy lasagna cooking tips, along with our favorite recipes—both traditional and unique.

Let’s get into it!

 

Our Favorite Lasagna Recipes:

 

Chicken & Rabe Lasagna

I don’t pick favorites, but if I did, Chicken & Rabe Lasagna would be one of them.

This chicken and broccoli rabe lasagna is awesome, and here’s why:

It’s alfredo sauce based.

That’s right, this isn’t your standard red sauce lasagna that you’re used to having.

This is a one of a kind lasagna alfredo.

Paired with chicken cutlets and broccoli rabe, you won’t be able to get enough of this recipe.

Try it for yourself!

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Lasagna Al Forno

If you think of the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word “lasagna,” odds are you think about this lasagna al forno.

This lasagna is covered in delicious tomato sauce, a variety of high quality cheeses, and ground beef, and then cooked to perfection in the oven.

It’s your classic “traditional” lasagna, probably similar to ones you grew up eating.

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Southern Italian Lasagna

This is a very popular lasagna dish in places like Naples and everywhere around southern Italy.

It’s actually quite different from lasagna that you would get in the northern regions of Italy.

There, Southern Italian Lasagna is layered with bechamel sauce and bolognese sauce.

This, however, is made with a different cheese mix, and much more meat.

So if you like your lasagna meaty, well, this one’s for you!

 

Sunday Sauce Lasagna

Let me be clear, this is not your regular lasagna.

It has everything.

The slow cooked Sunday sauce you grew up loving.

Our homemade meatballs.

Fresh, sweet Italian sausage.

Slow cooked porchetta.

It’s a hit with everyone around here, and a great option if you wanted to try something other than macaroni for one Sunday.

Pepperoni Rabe Lasagna

I guarantee Pepperoni Rabe Lasagna is different than anything you have ever had before.

This lasagna has caused a lot of controversy online, but don’t knock it ‘til you try it.

Because it’s good.

Like, really good.

The pepperoni gives it a nice little kick, and adds a layer of dimension that you weren’t expecting to be present in every bite.

But the real star of the show, in my opinion, is the broccoli rabe.

These two compliment each other so well, and make for the most delicious lasagna recipe you’ve ever tasted.

You have to try it!

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Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

I am confident when I say this might be the world’s best buffalo chicken lasagna.

On the contrary, it could be the world’s only buffalo chicken lasagna.

Because have you ever had one of these guys before?

Now before you knock this idea, think about it:

You eat buffalo chicken pizza.

Why not try a lasagna?

Trust me, this is my all time favorite kind of lasagna. And I guarantee that it could be yours, too.

@mortadellahead

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♬ Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin

Tri Colored Lasagna

We had this idea after seeing everyone go crazy for our tri colored pizza.

If people loved this on a pizza, well, odds are it would work on a lasagna, too.

And it did.

It’s a different dynamic, being able to have vodka sauce, marinara sauce, and pesto sauce in one lasagna.

It’s almost like a carton of Neapolitan ice cream, only in lasagna form.

But it just works.

Look to see how we did it!

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Barbecue Chicken Lasagna

This was one of our one off ideas, but it just works.

The key?

Mac and cheese.

This lasagna is made up of layers of barbecue chicken and mac and cheese, and it just works.

They go together so well.

This is one of those lasagna recipes that your kids will just love (we know it’s not the healthiest, who cares?)

Give it a try at home and let us know what you think!

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Quattro Formaggi Lasagna

Last but not least is our claim to fame, the one that started it all.

Whenever we post our quattro formaggi lasagna recipe, we’re often met with loudmouth Italians that have a serious issue not having any meat.

But trust me, it works.

When you have four different kinds of delicious cheese in one lasagna, the layers of flavor are enough to mask the fact that there’s no meat in it.

Trust me, you’ll love it.

See for yourself!

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