These 25 healthy lasagna recipes offer lighter versions of a classic Italian dish.
An Italian classic that has become a staple in many American kitchens, lasagna is a wonderfully versatile go-to dish. It can
fit the bill for a simple weeknight dinner, or be the perfect addition to a spread for entertaining. Lasagna’s varieties suit
an array of taste buds and preferences, from strict vegetarians to the most carnivorous meat lovers. Many of these recipes
can be made ahead of time and frozen, or prepared in the slow cooker. Click through the gallery below to see some of our favorite
healthy lasagna recipes.
First on our list, this zucchini eggplant lasagna makes use of fresh summer produce in a filling meatless entrée.
View Recipe: Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna
You don't have to spend a lot on truffle oil; look for small 2- or 3-ounce bottles, which are less likely to go bad before
you use up the oil.
View Recipe: Truffled Wild Mushroom Lasagna
The mild flavor and creamy texture of this spinach lasagna will appeal to kids and adults alike. You may want to reduce or
increase the pepper amounts according to your family's preferences.
View Recipe: Creamy Spinach Lasagna
Grilling the vegetables deepens their flavors, which makes for a delicious vegetarian entrée. To speed preparation, use no-boil
lasagna noodles; the baking time remains the same.
View Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Lasagna
Rich porcini broth and nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano add deep umami taste to this vegetarian lasagna. Plain white button mushrooms
will work in place of cremini. Serve with a simple green salad for a satisfying meal.
View Recipe: Mushroom Lasagna
This polenta lasagna is a great way to work extra vegetables into a weeknight meal, as it calls for chopped zucchini, mushrooms,
onion, and red bell pepper.
View Recipe: Polenta Lasagna
To shorten prep time, skin, bone, and shred rotisserie chicken; add to sauce.
View Recipe: Chicken-Ham Lasagna
This layered pasta dish is a great way to add both color and vegetable servings to your dinner plate.
View Recipe: Butternut Squash, Carmelized Onion, and Spinach Lasagna
These rolls require some assembly time, but are a nice change of pace from layered pasta. Use baby spinach to eliminate the
task of trimming stems.
View Recipe: Lasagna Rolls with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Lots of porcini, shiitake, and cremini mushrooms are smothered in a creamy sauce for this tasty entrée. The white sauce, or
béchamel, for the lasagna is thinner than traditional ones. It will just coat the back of a wooden spoon, but it thickens
and soaks into the noodles as the lasagna bakes.
View Recipe: Mushroom Lasagna with Creamy Béchamel
This vegetable lasagna is perfect for making ahead and can easily transport to a potluck or the freezer.
View Recipe: Vegetable Lasagna
Don't press out extra water from the tofu for this recipe; that way, the cheesy layer will remain moist and creamy.
View Recipe: Baked Vegetable Lasagna
Butternut squash, sweet potato and onion blend together with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for a flavorful vegetarian lasagna.
When selecting a wine to serve at this meal, keep in mind that root vegetables pair well with earthy varieties such as tempranillo,
pinot noir and sangiovese.
View Recipe: Parmesan and Root Vegetable Lasagna
Named for the town from which it hails (Amatrice in central Italy), this sauce typically combines pancetta with tomatoes.
Imported San Marzano tomatoes were used to test this recipe. Use cured bacon to allow the tomatoes and heat to star, or add
a smoky note with smoked bacon. It's best to cook pasta sheets one at a time. Then build the individual lasagna portions,
and bake them all together. Don't worry if the pasta tears as you build each dish—just patch it together and continue assembling.
View Recipe: Semolina Lasagna with Spicy Amatriciana
Sweet squash contrasts beautifully with Smoky Marinara in this butternut squash lasagna. You can make the marinara in advance,
and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
View Recipe: Butternut Squash Lasagna
You can make this dish ahead--just cover and refrigerate or freeze after you've spread the final layer of marinara sauce.
Serve with a salad and breadsticks to round out the meal.
View Recipe: Rachel's Special Lasagna
This recipe has a number of components, but all can be made ahead, particularly the tomato purée and the white sauce. You
can substitute 3 (8-ounce) cans of tomato purée for the homemade tomato purée. You can also use a grill pan to prepare the
View Recipe: Grilled Summer Vegetable Lasagna
Use different salsa to vary the flavor for this meatless lasagna. Make it smoky with chipotle salsa, or spice it up with the
View Recipe: Tex Mex Lasagna
Since this lasagna is prepared in the slow cooker, it’s a great weeknight dinner option that can be assembled ahead of time,
cooked throughout the day, and then served in the evening. No-boil lasagna noodles are perfect for this recipe, as they absorb
all the juices that accumulate in the crockpot. Use 2 (10-ounce) packages of frozen chopped spinach in place of fresh, if
you prefer. Also, any mushroom will work.
View Recipe: Pesto Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms
You can always splurge on fresh crabmeat, but we tested this dish with canned Chicken of the Sea lump crabmeat and liked the
results. Shrimp shells render a quick stock to flavor the sauce. We used oven-ready lasagna noodles to save time.
View Recipe: Seafood Lasagna
Ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella combine to give this lasagna an irresistible gooey factor. Store-bought tomato sauce offers
convenience and is perked up with a little fresh basil, garlic, and ground red pepper.
View Recipe: Three-Cheese Lasagna
Gruyère-spiked Béchamel drapes over the noodles and squash to give this dish velvety richness. Hearty, earthy kale perfectly
balances the sweet squash. Crunchy toasted pecans on top? Yes, please!
View Recipe: Butternut-Kale Lasagna
You don't think of lamb when you think of lasagna, but that's one of the reasons you'll love this dish. The meat plays exceptionally
well with rosemary and feta.
View Recipe: Greek Lamb and Feta Lasagna
We played it straight with this lasagna standard, which retains all of its meaty, cheesy, saucy goodness but has less than
half the calories.
View Recipe: Classic Light Bolognese Lasagna
Spicy sausage gives this dish some kick, though you can also go with mild. Three cheeses—ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan—make
it wonderfully indulgent.
View Recipe: Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna