Time for another food holiday! This is one I can really get behind, because pasta is life. I’ve rounded up 13 luscious recipes for you—including some surprisingly non-traditional ones, so read on!
Maggiano’s Lasagna: This is hands down my husband’s favorite; it has exactly the right proportions of meat, sauce, and cheese. You’ll notice this particular recipe is for a cheese version (my personal favorite), but you can layer in some crumbled meatballs to make it restaurant-style.
Zucchini Lasagna: While this dish is great for those who are looking to cut back on carbs or avoid gluten, it’s also a nice lighter pasta for the summer—but with plenty of cheese, because , because you’ve gotta have that.
Lasagna Soup: This is my favorite lasagna recipe and it’s a hit whenever I serve it. It’s even been used to feed a crowd of 20+ and been a hit with all of them, so you know it’s good. Pro tip: Don’t skimp on the cheesy yum.
Summer Lasagna: Right here we have what is probably the lightest recipe on this list—and the simplest. This pasta dish isn’t even baked, and the sauce is just a bit of olive oil. A non-traditional version to be sure, but a fresh light summer pasta indeed.
Mexican Lasagna: Is Taco Tuesday getting a little boring? Well, here you go. I was sold at the combination of sour cream and cream cheese.
Slow Cooker Turkey Pesto Lasagna: Anything you can toss in the slow cooker is a great recipe, right? Plus, slow cooker recipes are awesome for the summer because you don’t have to heat up your kitchen by turning on your oven. Bonus: pesto!
Butternut Squash Lasagna: This is one of my favorite lasagnas! Since butternut squash isn’t exactly seasonal, you can use the precut cubes from the freezer section of the grocery store. If you’re looking for a little more summer flavor, try this recipe that uses zucchini in place of noodles.
Vegetable Lasagna with Alfredo Sauce: Oh my gosh—how can you go wrong with fresh veggies covered in homemade Alfredo sauce? The answer: you can’t!
Breakfast Lasagna: Think pasta’s just for dinner? You would be wrong. Give this cheesy ham-and-egg version a try and you’ll be singing the praises of pasta for breakfast. (Another point in its favor: it can be made at night and cooked the next morning.)
Apple Pie Lasagna: First up in the dessert category is a yummy apple pie, which is always a great dessert choice. This one gets an extra kick from milk chocolate toffee crumbles.
Berry Dessert Lasagna: Pound cake “noodles” layered with raspberry sauce and blueberries—and topped with fresh whipped cream—make for the perfect summer treat.
S’mores Lasagna: No campfire? No problem. You can’t go wrong with layers of marshmallow fluff, graham crackers, and chocolate pudding. Oooo—and there are toasted marshmallows, too!
Mango Coconut Icebox Cake: This tropical dessert screams summer! Be aware that cream of coconut might be a bit hard to find depending on where you live. Have no fear, though: you can order it through Amazon Prime.
Which recipe are you most looking forward to trying? Let us know in the comments!