The best way to join in National Lasagna Day on July 29th is to bake up a pan of the Italian pasta dish. Another way to celebrate is by getting a table at your favorite Italian restaurant. 

Due to lasagna’s broad noodles, the pasta lends itself to layering. A variety of ingredients such as cheeses, meats, vegetables, and sauces create a delicious blend of savory baked layers. For individual servings, roll similar elements into the pasta noodles. A fun twist is white lasagna.   Made with chicken, mushrooms, alfredo sauce and white cheeses. 

Since lasagna is one of the oldest kinds of pasta, cooks have developed quite a selection of recipes. From vegan to seafood and dessert, lasagna fills recipe books around the world. Even the sauces come in a wide variety.

Cuisinart 6117-14 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 14-Inch Lasagna Pan  by Cuisinart
Cuisinart 6117-14 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 14-Inch Lasagna Pan

by Cuisinart

Unsurprisingly, many families create unique recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes the sauce makes the lasagna special, too. Other families make their sausage from scratch. Fresh-picked tomatoes, onions, and herbs are often a cook’s secret. Others will claim the best lasagna makers use a specific kind and number of cheeses.

Overall, most lasagna recipes call for mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta. However, lasagna is not limited to those three kinds of cheese. Italian seasonings such as garlic, basil, and oregano bring that delicious flavor, too. Try this super easy lasagne made in the crockpot too. Lazy Lasagna has all the flavor of the original with a fraction of the work. For another easy take on this classic try Lasagna Soup too. Find the variation and freezer version with keto friendly ingredients Lazy Lasagna recipe.

30 Years of Laughs & Lasagna: The Life & Times of a Fat, Furry Legend! (Garfield) Hardcover – October 28, 2008  by Jim Davis  (Author)
30 Years of Laughs & Lasagna: The Life & Times of a Fat, Furry Legend! (Garfield) Hardcover – October 28, 2008

by Jim Davis  (Author)

For the low carb and keto diets you can substitute strips of zucchini or even eggplant for a lower carb delight.  Make your sauce from scratch to control sugars and use plenty of cheeses.  Bring this classic comfort food to your healthy table too.

  • The origin of lasagna is debated with varying theories. 
  • Initially, the word lasagna referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food. 
  • A 14th-century English cookbook featured a recipe for lasagna. 
  • Even cartoon characters enjoy the dish. Garfield, the cat, declares his love for lasagna in the cartoon strip with his name. 
Reynolds Disposable Lasagna Pans with Carriers & Lids - 13 1/4 X 9 5/8 X 2 3/4
Reynolds Disposable Lasagna Pans with Carriers & Lids – 13 1/4 X 9 5/8 X 2 3/4″, 3 Count

by Reynolds

These are great for storage in freezer to oven.  So if you do meal prep or freezer meals these work great for lasagna and other delights, while making clean up a breeze.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLasagnaDay

Have a lasagna cookoff. Invite friends and family over for an evening of lasagna tasting. While everyone tastes and compares, enjoy a bottle of wine and laughter. Meanwhile, tell stories of your first attempt to make lasagna – everyone has one. And, don’t forget to get the children involved in baking, too! Lasagna is a family-friendly baking experience. They can mix ingredients and add layers before the cooking begins. It’s an excellent way to #CelebrateEveryDay!

Try one of these recipes:

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