If you missed yesterday's chili dog fest or wieners just aren't your thing here's a saucy holiday that honors tradition while inspiring new and seasoned chefs to create layers upon layers of cheesy goodness. Dig through Nonna's recipe box for your favorite recipe or try something new, either way Garfield that cat would surely be impressed.
Celebrate National Lasagna Day with this veggie-stuffed twist on this classic Italian dish. As if traditional lasagna wasn't decadent enough, expert Jeanne Benedict somehow found a way to take this layered comfort food to a whole new level. Jam-packed with fresh bay scallops and shrimp, artichoke hearts and leeks, and topped off with Gruyere and Swiss cheese, this White Lasagna makes for one mouth-watering meal worthy of a day all to itself.
For all the novice cooks out there all those layers can be quite intimidating and even for the pros all that piling can become too much of a chore. Here's an easy, shortcut recipe for Lazy Lasagna that take very little effort and is perfect for last-minute luncheons in honor of last-minute holidays! While there is no substitue for the original, this quick and easy lasagna recipe will surely do the trick.
Vegetarians need not sit out this holiday. Star Chef Mario Batali and actor Julianne Moore share this Vegetarian Lasagna recipe that may be meat-free, but it certainly isn't without flavor. Even if you don't have a certain vegetarian in mind while whipping up a batch, your guests will love the option and who know, you might even too!
When all is said and done it's tradition that makes this Italian dish so popular and most likely the reasoning behind this foodie-founded holiday. Stick to the classics and you'll never be let down, especially when it comes to comfort food like lasagna. Giada De Laurentiis may teach us Everyday Italian but in light of the current holiday this ordinary dish is transformed into something a little more extraordinary and definitely a whole lot cheesier! Check out the above video for Giada's Classic Italian Lasagna recipe and tips and tricks to making it just as good as your Nonna.