Lasagna is pretty easy to make. Boil some noodles, layer in a pan with other stuff, throw it in the oven. Yet it can go wrong. It can be heavy, too cheesy, and... boring. Here are a few tips to inspire a little variety:
- Make your own noodles! It's easier than you think. Plus, you can make them more flavorful with herbs, and I think they have a more substantial feel (especially helpful for vegetarian lasagna).
- Raid your fridge. A lot more can go into lasagna than tomato sauce, cheese, and meat. Here I used some mushrooms and whole fresh basil leaves. Try different kinds of onions, peppers, eggplant, artichoke hearts, spinach, sundried tomatoes, fresh herbs, pesto, etc.
- Change up the cheese. A combination of ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan is typical. Here I used only ricotta for a lighter meal, with a sprinkling of gruyere on top. Try some fresh goat cheese. Go crazy and make a blue cheese lasagna!
Think of it this way: anything you could put on a pizza, you can put in lasagna. Have fun experimenting and enjoy!