Is there anything more truly delicious than lasagna? Hearty noodles, rich sauce, and gooey cheese all piled on top of each other never disappoint. Sadly, it’s one of those dishes that we often reserve for special or rare occasions because it always seems to take so much time (that we just don’t have). But what if you could make this dish on the regular and not have to spend hour upon hour prepping each of the individual parts including noodles, sauce, and toppings? Well, today is your lucky day. Keep scrolling to see our top four easy recipes for lasagna—that also happen to be food blogger approved.
Sausage and ricotta lasagna
The Hero Ingredient: Sweet Italian pork sausage mingles with ground beef, adding a subtle (but awesome) kick.
The Recipe: Noodles are layered with pork and beef browned in white wine, and topped with a simple, delicious marinara made from diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices. No-boil pasta sheets are used for even quicker prep in this easy recipe for lasagna.
The Clincher: This lasagna cooks up in just over an hour—leaps and bounds faster than most meat variations out there.
Zucchini lasagna, pizza style
The Hero Ingredient: The all-star of this dish is zucchini, which replaces the pasta noodles. Use a mandoline (we like the Super Benriner Mandoline, $93), to cut the veggie in thin slices before you bake the “noodles” for 10 to 15 minutes to get the moisture out.
The Recipe: A pizza-style lasagna with a zucchini-noodle “crust” has all the fixings: ground turkey, turkey pepperoni, green peppers, slivers of black olives, pizza sauce, and three types of cheese. Plus, it’s easy to make swaps based on your favourite toppings.
The Clincher: The kids will be asking for seconds.
Crispy Prosciutto Cheesy White Lasagna
The Hero Ingredient: Prosciutto adds just the right amount of saltiness and gets perfectly crispy in the oven. Just add strips on top before baking.
The Recipe: This lasagna recipe calls for spinach and four types of cheese—shredded mozzarella, grated parmesan, whole milk ricotta, and shredded provolone—which are used for the filling and to whip up a delicious white sauce that is so good you won’t miss marinara.
The Clincher: This easy recipe for lasagna is like the mac and cheese version of the dish.
Sausage and Sweet Potato Zucchini Lasagna
The Hero Ingredient: Sweet potatoes are puréed with milk, chicken broth, olive oil, garlic, and spices to make the ultimate creamy sauce to top your lasagna. It’s kind of like a vegetable béchamel.
The Recipe: Thin zucchini noodles are topped with browned ground pork seasoned with ancho chilli powder (and other spices) and finished with the rich sweet potato sauce.
The Clincher: This dish works well with zoodles or regular lasagna noodles—change it up to get double out of this recipe.
For more simple recipes, be sure to read 5 Crazy-Easy Vegan Recipes Even Carnivores Will Devour.