15 lasagna recipes you have to try, because lasagna is the best dish ever

Able to feed a crowd and please even the pickiest child, lasagna is our baked pasta hero. Here are 15 ways to enjoy it.
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It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's lasagna! This one-pan wonder is more than just another casserole—we're true believers that it has super powers. Able to feed a crowd and please even the pickiest child, there's something magical that happens once those layers of bubbling cheese, hearty sauce, veggies and meat meld together. Oh, lasagna, you're our baked pasta hero. Easy to throw together and reliably delicious, we can always count on you to protect us from the dinner doldrums. Here are 15 out-of-this-world lasagna recipes to try.

Luscious Lazy Slow-Cooker Lasagna

Yes, you can make lasagna in a slow cooker! This recipe is super versatile: swap in your favorite veggies and greens for a winning slow cooker dinner every time. Want more slo-cooker ideas? Here are 11 slow cooker tips and tricks every home cook needs to know.

Four Cheese Wild Mushroom Lasagna

With four cheeses, a creamy white sauce, and loads of roasted wild mushrooms, this lasagna is pure decadence.

300-Calorie Healthy Lasagna

For a healthier version of the original, use extra lean beef, reduced-fat cheeses and swap in half the pasta noodles for planks of zucchini and eggplant "noodles." A grating of fresh imported Parmesan cheese is the perfect finishing touch.

This is a hearty dish with all the flavors of fall. It's great the first night and leftovers are even better!

Giada's Short Rib Lasagna

Giada's Short Rib Lasagna

Giada De Laurentiis

Giada DeLaurentiis's rich baked pasta is made with layers of tender short ribs, creamy basil-flecked cheese and sweet tomato sauce.

You only need seven ingredients to make this delicious slow-cooker casserole. Lasagna in a slow cooker? These five recipes that prove it works!

This delicious main course from is gluten-free and way lower in carbs than classic lasagna.

Clean Green Spinach-Mushroom Lasagna

With hearty cremini mushrooms, rich homemade marinara, and a ricotta cheese mix, this lasagna will please the whole family.

Lasagna in Mug

Lasagna in Mug

Leslie Bilderback

Lasagna for one? No problem. You only need 2 minutes for this kitchen hack.

Just because this vegan lasagna doesn't feature cream or cheese doesn't mean it's not as delicious as the original. In fact, it's just as good!

Who says lasagna needs to bake in an oven? Simply layers thinly sliced raw tomatoes and zucchini with creamy ricotta, and top everything with a zingy basil pesto. Done. This no-bake version of lasagna couldn't be quicker, or more refreshing.

Vegetable Lasagna Rolls

It's a lasagna with a twist.

Breakfast Lasagna

Breakfast Lasagna

Warren Brown

We hereby grant you permission to have lasagna for breakfast. You're welcome. Take quintessential morning ingredients like eggs and bacon and spin them into a satisfying meal with this breakfast casserole.

Because nothing says love like lasagna!

Spicy Italian Sausage Lasagna

Feed a crowd with this classic version of the Italian favorite.

This article was originally published on Oct. 14, 2016.

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