Our Cheesiest, Most-Comforting Lasagna Recipes Worthy of a 5-Star Rating
By Rachel Trujillo
Comfort can be found in a variety of things: a warm cup of coffee, the soft hug of the perfect sweater or your favorite meal baking in the oven. While many meals are considered comfort foods, the inclusion of cheese, carbs and a decadent sauce really takes the dish to the next level. And lasagna, the perfect combination of all three, is one of our go-to choices.
Spinach Lasagna with Mushroom Ragu (pictured above)
By swapping out a traditional meat-laden sauce with its veggie-focused counterpart, you ensure a lasagna that is packed full of flavor. And the combination mushrooms, carrots and celery and will have you never looking back.
It might be common to associate lasagna with a tangy marinara sauce, but Ina Garten proves the addition of Portobello mushrooms paired with a creamy béchamel can take your meal to next-level deliciousness.
Think you know lasagna? Think again. Marcela Valladolid gives the Italian classic a Mexican-inspired twist by using corn, poblano chile peppers and shredded Oaxaca cheese.
Is it the dreamy combination of mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan that has mouths watering? Maybe it’s Ree Drummond’s use of ground beef, Italian sausage AND pepperoni? Or maybe it’s the fact that this recipe is the perfect combination of two Italian favorites? We’ll let you be the judge.
What’s the secret to a really great lasagna, you ask? For Anne Burrell, it’s Italian sausage, pancetta-studded marinara sauce and plenty of her two-cheese mixture laced with basil.
Giada De Laurenttis’ twist on classic lasagna — featuring rolled noodles instead of the typical layered presentation — not only gives the dish an elegant look, but it allows you to serve perfect portions too.
By slowly cooking the savory meatballs, which stud this simple lasagna, in the sauce, you are guaranteed a hearty casserole that is packed with flavor.
This comforting recipe includes many of the ingredients of a classic lasagna — ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan and Italian sausage — but incorporates a seasonal twist with nutmeg, kale and squash.
Trisha Yearwood’s hearty recipe, which calls for three pounds of meat and three pounds of cheese, is fit for any cowboy and cowgirl—or anyone with a huge appetite.
This recipe, which only takes 40 minutes to bake and replaces the usual meat with finely chopped Swiss chard, proves that comfort food can be achieved by using the right veggies.
This easy-to-make recipe includes all of the fixings of a tried-and-true lasagna and nothing more, making it a foolproof route to the best go-to meal.