Lasagna Re-Made: 3 Surprising Lasagna Recipes to Make Tonight

Guest Post By Jennifer:

Lasagna has been a staple in households for years – it’s relatively simple to make, everyone in the family loves it, and it’s a great dish that packages well as leftovers so you can freeze it and take it as your lunch when you’re craving a hearty meal.

And, there are so many variations to a basic lasagna recipe that you’re sure to please everyone in your family, whether they’re a meat lover, health nut, vegetarian, or anything in between. We love the dish so much that we’ve put together some variations that everyone is sure to love. But first, check out our must-know tips for making a lasagna dinner of your own:

  • Regardless of what type of lasagna you’re making, consider using no-boil noodles and assembling your dish 12 to 18 hours before you bake it. This will soften the noodles and make them even tastier when you serve the final dish.
  • If you opt for a meaty dish, try a combination of two or three different meats. Ground beef, hot Italian sausage, and sweet Italian sausage pair very well together for a flavor that’s just a little bit different. Sauté your meat with spices like oregano and garlic for an extra kick.
  • Instead of using just one type of cheese, create an Italian blend of provolone, Romano, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
  • If you’re making a tomato or cream-based sauce, be sure to put a layer of it on the bottom of the pan (before layering everything else) to avoid burning.
  • Adding vegetables like broccoli, mushrooms, or green and red peppers can enhance any lasagna dish. Frozen vegetables are an affordable (and easy) substitute if you don’t have a fresh supply on hand. Just make sure to thaw and drain them first!
  • A green salad makes a great addition to a lasagna dinner. Pair it with buttermilk dressing for a tasty meal.

Now, take a look at some of our favorite variations on lasagna recipes that are a great solution for an easy and affordable evening meal:

Vegetable Lasagna in Parmesan Cream Sauce

image

9 servings
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 cups milk
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 Tbsp. oil
3 cups chopped broccoli
1 cup shredded carrots
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups ricotta cheese
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
9 lasagna noodles, cooked, drained
3 cups shredded cheese (any 4-cheese blend works well), divided

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Melt butter in medium saucepan on low heat. Stir in flour, salt and ground red pepper; cook 2 min. or until bubbly, stirring frequently. Gradually add milk, stirring until well blended. Cook on medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 min. Stir in Parmesan cheese; set aside.
Heat
oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, onions and garlic; cook and stir 4 to 5 min. or until crisp-tender; set aside. Mix ricotta cheese and basil.

Spoon 1/4 cup of the Parmesan sauce into 12×8-inch baking dish; cover with layers of 3 of the noodles, 1/2 of the ricotta cheese mixture, 1/3 of the vegetable mixture, 1 cup of the shredded cheese and 1/3 of the remaining Parmesan sauce. Repeat layers of noodles, ricotta cheese mixture, vegetable mixture, shredded cheese and Parmesan sauce. Top with remaining 3 noodles, remaining Parmesan sauce, remaining vegetable mixture and remaining 1 cup shredded cheese; cover with foil.

Bake 55 min. Uncover. Bake an additional 5 min. or until hot and bubbly.
Refrigerate any leftovers.

Spicy Chicken Lasagna Roll-Ups

6 servings
1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
12 rinsed cooked lasagna noodles

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Mix first 3 ingredients; combine ½ cup of mixture with chicken, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan and eggs. Spread 1/4 cup onto each noodle; roll up.
Pour ½ cup of the remaining sauce into 13×9-inch baking dish; top with lasagna rolls, seam-sides down. Cover with remaining sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Bake 25 min. or until heated through.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
Mac & Cheese Lasagna
4 servings
1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) macaroni & cheese dinner
½ lb. lean ground beef
1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare macaroni and cheese as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown meat in skillet; drain.

Spoon half the macaroni and cheese into lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish; top with layers of half each sauce, meat and shredded cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with parmesan.
Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Refrigerate any leftovers.

Powered by

Recent Articles on Mom Start

Calvados Boulard V.S.O.P.

Royal Smile Cocktail Featuring Calvados Boulard V.S.O.P.

Sample provided. Last week, I tried Calvados Boulard V.S.O.P. for the first time. This spirit is an apple brandy that starts out very strong and ends with just a hint of the fruit. I liked the elegant bottle and found an appreciation for the flavor, which was admittedly intense at first. I was pleased to […]

Beeb with Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks Interview

Travel consideration provided by 20th Century Fox. During my visit to the set of The Longest Ride, I had a chance to sit down for a Q&A with Nicholas Sparks, author of the best-selling novel of the same name. The name “Nicholas Sparks” has become synonymous with romance, as his page-turners are transformed into on-screen […]

clip_image001.png

The Final Re-cap of the #ATTPROAM #ATTBLOGGER

Watching a golf game through the “Fan’s Eye View” was a lot more fun than just watching a regular game of golf. But who am I kidding? The #ATTPROAM isn’t just a regular game of golf. The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is a famous golf tournament and an experience that raises money for charity. […]

Watching Netflix on my Intel All-in-One

Making The Most of Movie Night With Intel All-in-One Devices! #IntelAIO

#spon: I am in a partnership with Intel. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value. I recently began using a Lenovo Horizon 2s – from the line of new Intel All in Ones – and one of the first things that struck me about it was the beautiful […]

On the set of The Longest Ride

Visiting The Set of “The Longest Ride”

Travel consideration provided by 20th Century Fox. Last August, I flew to North Carolina to visit the set of The Longest Ride, the upcoming romantic film based on the Nicholas Sparks best-seller. On the day I was there, they were filming scenes out in the beautiful countryside, as Sophia (Played by Britt Robertson) visits the […]

image.png

5 Days Left to Have the King’s Hawaiian Starring Roll

King’s Hawaiian makes some of the best rolls around right? We received some coupons to purchase some rolls for the starring roll and we invite you to enter the contest as well. You have 5 Days left to enter the King’s Hawaiian Starring Roll.   20-24 servings, 30 min to prep., 3 hr. to marinate, […]

IMG_20150205_190950490.jpg

Dressing Kids Like Kids in LeTop

My daughter is now eight years old and I can’t stand it. When we go shopping the shorts are super duper short and all the clothes are starting to be more like teenage clothes and I’m not ready for her to dress like a teenager. Sadly I’m not even ready for her to dress like […]

Amarula Cream

Amarula Cream Liqueur: A Sweet Treat

Sample provided. Last month, I shared a recipe for the “Skew’s Me” cocktail, and I took notice of one of the ingredients: Amarula Cream, a cream liqueur produced in South Africa. I’ve always loved cream liqueurs, so I looked at the Amarula Cream in the cocktail and thought, mmmmmm! So naturally, when they offered to […]

2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility

Keegan The K-9 Unveils The 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility

Travel consideration provided. The cutest moment by far at the Chicago Auto Show was when Keegan the K-9 did the honors of revealing the 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility! This vehicle has been custom-built to address the specific needs of law enforcement, including a surveillance mode that automatically locks all doors and raises the driver’s […]

3 Red Carpet Cocktails

3 Red Carpet Cocktails

Just in time for awards season, here are three delicious red-carpet worthy cocktails from Pinnacle Vodka: Red Carpet Dazzle Recipe courtesy Pinnacle Vodka. Ingredients: 2 parts Pinnacle® Whipped® Vodka 4 parts Cranberry Juice Directions: Mix in a glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime wedge and an updo. Pinnacle® Best Picture Recipe courtesy […]

3 Recipes National Margarita Day

3 Recipes For National Margarita Day

Samples provided. Today is a holiday I can really get behind: Did you know that February 22nd is National Margarita Day? To celebrate, here are three margarita recipes to try from Partida Tequila: Classic Partida Margarita Recipe courtesy Partida Tequila “It doesn’t get much better than a classic margarita, light, refreshing and a mini vacation […]

Snowy morning in Chicago

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place: My Favorite Chicago Hotel

Travel consideration provided. During last week’s trip to the Chicago Auto Show, I stayed once again at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. This was my second time staying at the hotel and it has quickly become my favorite in Chicago. Here’s 3 reasons why: Convenience: As the name implies, the hotel is connected to McCormick […]

Photo courtesy Jim Melchert of Garage Store

Creating The Ultimate Garage Space

Travel consideration provided. If you’re heading down to the Chicago Auto Show this weekend, you’re probably planning to admire some beautiful vehicles – but what about a beautiful space to keep your vehicle? A garage is a crucial place for storing your car, not to mention everything else. Gladiator Garage Works recently surveyed real estate […]

Fried Plantains with Beans

Fried Plantains and Beans Recipe

Our final CRS Rice Bowl recipe comes to us from the Democratic Republic of Congo: Fried Plantains and Beans Ingredients – Fried Plantains: · 6 ripe green plantains · Salt to taste · 6 tablespoons FAIR TRADE olive oil Directions: Peel plantains and cut into thin slices. Lightly salt both sides. Pour oil into pan […]

Product of The Year 2015

Product of The Year 2015: 30 Amazing Items #POYUSA2015

Samples provided. Every year, Product of the Year USA polls over 40,000 consumers to find out what their picks are for the best household products, from beauty hacks to dog treats to snacks and beyond. Last week, they unveiled the top products of 2015 during their Product of The Year Awards Gala in New York […]

2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Ford Explorer: The Family Adventure SUV

Travel consideration provided. One of the vehicles you’ll see on display at the Chicago Auto Show this week is the 2016 Ford Explorer, which I got to take an advance walkthrough of before it goes on sale this summer. Explorer’s Chief Program Engineer, Arie Groeneveld, gave me a tour of the vehicle and what’s new. […]

image.png

9 Top Tips on Developing Healthy Eating Habits

(Image credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/Soy-whey-protein-diet.jpg) How many times have you found yourself impulsively tearing open that bag of chips and snacking away on it to satiate your evening hunger pangs? I bet you already know that doing so isn’t good for you, but yet, every now and then you keep hankering for quick comfort foods to fill […]

image.png

Getting to Know the Samsung Galaxy Alpha At AT&T #ATTSeattle

We will be receiving the Samsung Galaxy Alpha for a quick review from AT&T and I’m excited for it’s arrival. I love the Galaxy series phones and have never been disappointed with AT&T’s service. Samsung Galaxy’s phones always have great cameras, security and speed! And AT&T has a great offer going on right now. Purchase […]

image.png

Exploring Rome with your Kids

    A splendid holiday in Rome is not just ideal for history buffs or adventure seekers. Any family that wants to visit the Eiffel Tower, Florence Cathedral, Colosseum, or the Roman Forum, will surely enjoy in this wonderful country.     But if you are thinking about going on a trip to Italy with your children, […]

Comments

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *