Lasagna Recipes with a Non-Traditional Twist


If we know two things about Garfield it’s that he hates Mondays and loves lasagna. But, how do you make this rich Italian casserole? And, are there recipes beyond the traditional way? In today’s blog, we give the history of this pasta dish. Plus, ways to make it but with a twist! 

A Traditional Lasagna

Lasagna is an Italian dish made of stack layers of thin flat pasta. In between lie alternating fillings such as:

Additionally, melted grated mozzarella cheese tops the dish. 

Typically, the pasta is assembled with the other ingredients and then baked in the oven. Square-portions are cut from the casserole. 

Did you know that the pasta in this dish is also called lasagna? More than one sheet is the plural lasagne

The History

Lasagna originates in Italy during the Middle Ages. Traditionally, the city of Naples is its home. The first recorded recipe comes from Liber de Coquina (The Book of Cookery) written in the early 14th century. It bears some similarity to the modern dish using:

It was then eaten with a small pointed stick. 

Types of Traditional Lasagna

What’s in a Name?

The dish translates roughly to ‘container’ or ‘pot’. Therefore, although there are traditional ways to cook this dish as long as the structure is intact it is still a lasagna. 

With a Twist

Want to try your hand at a non-traditional lasagna? Check out these recipes!

About the Author

Lydia B.

Lydia B.

Lydia B. is a Marketing Coordinator and Music Club Coach for Gooroo, a tutoring membership that matches students to tutors perfect for them based on their unique learning needs. Gooroo offers Math, English, SAT, Coding, Spanish tutoring, and more.