Deconstructed Lasagna is our version of the ultimate comfort food dinner. Tender noodles enveloped in flavorful sauce and topped with cheese.
DESCONSTRUCTED LASAGNA RECIPE
My husband and I both grew up eating lasagna. There is just something about that hearty, saucy dish that is so comforting to us! Maybe you find it comforting too?
For this dish, you might be wondering why its called lasagna because it doesn't look like your traditional lasagna!? We took almost the same ingredients from our favorite lasagna recipe and made it into a pasta bake.
This "one dish" meal of Deconstructed Lasagna is packed with sauce, ricotta cheese and plenty of of mozzarella to create the most delicious lasagna recipe you've tasted in a while!
If you are a comfort food lover, you should check out our vegetarian eggplant parmesan and our vegetarian spaghetti sauce.
INGREDIENTS FOR DECONSTRUCTED LASAGNA
Pasta - For this dish, we recommend you use a Penne style pasta or something similar. It works perfectly in this recipe.
Sauce - You can use your own favorite jarred spaghetti sauce or our homemade spaghetti sauce.
Ricotta Cheese - We like to use ricotta cheese in our deconstructed lasagna but if you are looking to lower the fat and calories, you could use cottage cheese. If you use cottage cheese, we suggest straining it to make it closer to the consistency of ricotta.
Eggs - You can use whatever eggs you have on hand, brown or white work. We have not tried this recipe with anything other than a chicken egg.
Cheese - We suggest you use mozzarella and parmesan cheese to create the ooey gooey comfort food lasagna.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
HOW TO MAKE DECONSTRUCTED LASAGNA
In a new bowl, combine the pasta and sauce. Stir to combine.Prepare the pasta, per the directions on the box. When pasta is done, drain under cool water
In a bowl combine the ricotta, eggs and parmesan. Blend until smooth and well mixed.
Lightly oil a 9X13 baking casserole.
Put half the pasta mixture in the casserole dish.
Top with all the ricotta mixture.
Add remaining pasta mixture to the casserole dish, creating layers. Cover and bake. Remove cover, add mozzarella. Put back in oven until cheese is melted.
These numbered steps match the numbers photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe card below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH DECONSTRUCTED LASAGNA
Because this deconstructed lasagna is the ultimate comfort food, we feel that you should create a comfort food meal by adding in some delicious and homemade Gluten Free Rolls.
To round out the ultimate comfort food meal, we suggest adding in a dessert. This Gluten Free Apple Crisp for Two is the perfect addition!
Air Fryer Garlic Pizza knots would put this meal over the top with saucy, cheesy goodness.
CAN I ADD MEAT TO DECONSTRUCTED LASAGNA?
Yes, you can add meat to this deconstructed lasagna recipe. If you are not vegetarian, you can add in sauted ground beef or chorizo. If you are vegetarian and want to add more protein into this dish, you can saute up some Impossible Burger or Beyond Meat.
CAN I ADD VEGGIES INTO DECONSTRUCTED LASAGNA?
Yes, you can add veggies into your deconstructed lasagna. We suggest sauteing up some mushrooms or zucchini to add into this dish.
MORE TASTY VEGETARIAN RECIPES
We have so many delicious and easy to make vegetarian recipes on our site. If you are looking for more comfort food dishes, we suggest that you try our Vegan Orange Chicken and our Vegan Beef Stew. Both recipes are vegan, they are just a play on the words of the traditional recipes.
If you are looking for a soul warming comforting soup our Tofu Noodle Soup will do the trick. It is a play on traditional chicken and noodle soup!
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Deconstructed Lasagna - a comfort food dinner
- 8 oz of Organic Red Lentil Penne by Explore Cuisine
- 32 oz pasta sauce
- 15 oz Ricotta Cheese
- 2 eggs
- ¾ c parmesan cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- Prepare the pasta, per the directions on the box.
- In a bowl combine the ricotta, eggs and parmesan. Blend until smooth and well mixed.
- When pasta is done, drain under cool water.
- In a new bowl, combine the pasta and sauce. Stir to combine.
- Lightly oil a 9X13 baking casserole. Put half the pasta mixture in the casserole dish.
- Top with all the ricotta mixture.
- Add remaining pasta mixture to the casserole dish, creating layers.
- Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Remove cover, add mozzarella. Put back in oven until cheese is melted.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
I love pasta of all sorts! Your deconstructed lasagna sounds amazingly easy to make and super tasty!
It's almost like a goulash I make in the crock pot! Looks fantastic!
I've never had Explore Cuisine brand before. However, it sure does look delicious.
I just made lasagna the other day. This would have been so much easier haha!
oh, such an delicious dish. I will try to make it once because I love it. This would surprise my friends.
Hmmmmm if the cheese layer is thick. approved haha! The only thing that matters lol
Ha, give me all the cheese! 🙂
I've never made it this way but wow, it looks and sounds so good. Really easy to toss together too!
Looking forward to making this, it looks and sounds so good.
That parsley definitely sounds like a delicious final addition. Definitely can't wait to give this a try, looks so good.
The parsley adds that final pop of color and taste!