10 Summery Lasagna Recipes for National Lasagna Day

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Just like Garfield, I hate Mondays and love lasagna. National Lasagna Day falls on a Tuesday this year—so I am practically purring with delight. I've collected 10 ideas that run from cheesy classic to super-vegan, with lots of smart variations (and even dessert!?) in between.

10 Summery Lasagna Recipes for National Lasagna Day


Lasagna Alla Norma

Lasagna Alla Norma From The Italian Dish

I don't know who Norma is, but I do know her name has become synonymous with "eggplant inside" in Italian cooking. The Italian Dish's Lasagna Alla Norma incorporates baked eggplant and grated ricotta salata cheese.


Raw Lasagna

Raw Lasagna From Citron Limette

Too hot to bake? Raw Lasagna from Citron Limette layers cashew nut "cheese," vegan pesto, raw tomato sauce, and slightly wilted zucchini slices for a best-of-summer dish that would be really refreshing on a hot day.


Lasagna Bolognese

Lasagna Bolognese From Strawberry Plum

Strawberry Plum's Lasagna Bolognese is a true weekend project ending in a beautiful Sunday supper, with homemade spinach noodles, creamy béchamel for a silky texture, and a long-simmered meat sauce.


Spinach and Chicken Lasagna

Chicken and Spinach Lasagna From Cooking With Michele

If you're not a tomato fan, give Cooking With Michele's Lasagna With Chicken, Spinach, and Bechamel Sauce a try. This "white" lasagna is completely tomato-free.


Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna

Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna From Pinch of Yum

If you're SO OVER kale, just substitute any veggie you like in "Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna." Bonus: This make-ahead recipe keeps the kitchen cool on a hot day.


Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup From Cooking Classy

If baked lasagna feels too heavy for a hot summer's evening, try Cooking Classy's Lasagna Soup. The tomato flavor shines through, and it's topped with fresh herbs and a dollop of cool ricotta that melts into the bowl as you eat.


Cheesy Sausage Lasagna Dip

Lasagna Dip From Sarah's Cucina Bella

When is a lasagna not a lasagna? When it's Sarah's Cucina Bella's ooey-gooey party dip you serve with bread.


Lasagna Cups

Lasagna Cups From Healthy Food For Living

Finger-food Individual Lasagna Cups by Healthy Food For Living are also perfect for a party—or, as Rachel notes, for a toddler.


15-Minute Lasagna

15-Minute Lasagna From Kevin & Amanda

15-Minute Lasagna sounds too good to be true, but Kevin & Amanda whipped together this classic with time savers like pre-grated cheese, pre-chopped onions, mozzarella "pearls," and canned tomatoes … all using an easy, one-skillet technique.


Chocolate Lasagna Cupcakes

Chocolate Lasagna Cupcakes From Center Cut Cook

These Layered "Lasagna" Cupcakes by Center Cut Cook make a worthy dessert for a Lasagna Day meal.

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