Lasagna - the ultimate in comfort food. From it's endless layers of melty cheese, savoury tomato sauce and tender sheets of pasta, to it's ability to be passed around the potluck with such ease, lasagna, dare we say it, just might be the perfect dish to ever exist.
Of course, there are a host of restaurants across Canada, from Toronto’s Little Italy to Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, dishing up delightful lasagnas by the pan. But there’s nothing quite like the taste of homemade lasagna made with with well-chosen spices, seasonings and a little bit of love.
From beef lasagna recipes to vegetarian lasagna recipes and more, there’s truly a twist for everyone. Let’s explore some quick and easy lasagna recipes you can make in your kitchen at home.
Where Did Lasagna Come From?
The lasagna recipes people enjoy across Canada today are rooted in some fascinating food history. The thin layers of pasta dough used in lasagna recipes date back to Roman times, and the word “lasagna” itself has Greek roots.
However, the oven-baked lasagna filled with cheese and meat that’s popular worldwide emerged in Italy in the 19th century. In Naples, tomatoes first appeared in lasagna in the 1880s. Bologna’s Francesco Zambrini pioneered layered lasagna with spinach, ragu sauce, and Bechamel.
Get Started with an Easy Recipe for Lasagna
The perfect lasagna features the right herbs and spices.
For a tasty, unforgettable introduction to lasagna recipes, our Easy Meat Lasagna is just the ticket. The triple whammy of ricotta cheese, shredded Mozzarella cheese, and grated Parmesan cheese is a cheese-lover’s dream. Italian Seasoning, Garlic Powder, and Parsley Flakes perfectly complement the fried ground beef and Italian sausage.
Hot tip: To make the most mouthwatering lasagna, it’s important to preheat the oven to the right temperature. For most lasagna recipes, you’ll preheat the oven to 180°C. Follow the recipe carefully and enjoy that bubbly, well-browned lasagna goodness!
Explore Creative Lasagna Recipes
In Canadian kitchens today, you’ll find thousands of tasty, inventive takes on lasagna recipes, including Cowboy Beef Lasagna. Layered with hearty beef, tender potatoes, cheese, corn, and more, it's certain to fill you up after a long, hard day. It's made with the memorable flavor of Smoky Cedar & Ale Flavoured Wet Rub - an ultra-satisfying lasagna recipe for those who also crave chili recipes or casserole recipes.
Discover Delicious Vegetarian Lasagna Recipes
Hungry for a new veggie lasagna recipe? It’s time to chow down on our Spinach Lasagna.
Vegetarians and omnivores alike will go wild for this meatless lasagna recipe, featuring a delectable cheese trio and seasoned with Italian Seasoning, Parsley Flakes, Sea Salt Grinder, and Black Peppercorn Grinder. Using frozen spinach and store-bought pasta sauce makes meal prep especially quick and simple.
Lasagna Recipes For Every Occasion – Even Dessert!
Lasagna for dessert? Why not! That’s right: don’t miss our drool-worthy Peppermint Chocolate Lasagna. A fusion of fudge brownies with chocolate mousse, peppermint cream and Pure Vanilla Extract, it's a fun treat for the sweet tooth in your life.
In times past, making lasagna took hours upon hours for Italian chefs. Today, easy lasagna recipes are a go-to for busy families and singles on the run. With a wide variety of cooking techniques, innovative ingredients, and ready-made sauces and pasta sheets, there’s always a lasagna recipe that fits your lifestyle. Let the feasting begin!
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