Wintry weather calls for warming comfort dishes, and nothing quite hits the spot like lasagna. With its layers of starchy noodles, melty cheese, and bubbling sauce, it’s hard to find a cozier main course. Lucky, then, that there are endless lasagna iterations to keep you fed and happy all season long. In the pages ahead, find tips on everything from the best cheeses to use to tricks for no-boil noodle success. Preheat that oven and pull out the pasta!
A creamy béchamel sauce, along with the addition of brie, adds richness and flavor to layers of chicken, mushrooms and kale.
This creamy vegetarian lasagna is a decadent combination of béchamel, spinach, artichokes, and noodles, topped with bubbly raclette cheese. No-boil noodles are used here to simplify the recipe, but make sure the sauce completely covers the noodles to ensure proper cooking.
Roasted eggplant slices are layered with spicy pork sausage tomato sauce and zesty ricotta flavored with red chili flakes and roasted garlic. Cut down on dishes by using the same skillet to both make the meat sauce and cook the lasagna.
If you appreciate spiciness and aren’t afraid to play around, feel free to substitute the red pepper flakes for an equally hot counterpart, such as harissa, hot sauce, or chipotle powder. Or skip it altogether if you’re feeding a crowd that prefers their lasagna on the mild side.
Sweet potato puree boosts the flavor and creaminess of the cheese in this lighter take on lasagna. Gluten-free lasagna noodles work well here, so substitute them if you choose.