Lasagna is one of our favorite comfort foods. There’s nothing better than ending a long day cozied up with a warm, bubbling pan of baked lasagna. With its crispy edges and stacked layers of noodles, tomato sauce and cheese; it’s one of those rare dishes that satisfies the entire family. Another reason why we can’t get enough lasagna? Wisconsin cheese, of course! It gives lasagna rich flavor and that authentically cheesy, melty inside we love so much.
With the days getting colder and colder, here are three comforting lasagna recipes that are perfect for cuddling up with this winter:
Slow Cooker 5-Cheese Taco Lasagna
This Mexican-inspired crockpot lasagna is perfect for when you’re running low on time. With just 15 minutes of prep in the morning, you’ll return home to a piping hot, ready-to-eat meal. The marriage of tacos and lasagna fills this family-friendly recipe with bold flavor, while a blend of FIVE Wisconsin cheeses makes it feel extra indulgent. Fresh Wisconsin ricotta is alternated with layers of whole-wheat lasagna noodles, seasoned ground beef, salsa and a unique mix of Wisconsin queso quesadilla, queso blanco, sharp cheddar and cotija cheeses.
Four-Cheese Vegetable Lasagna
You can’t beat the perfection of traditional cheese lasagna, but this veggie lover’s version comes pretty dang close. FOUR Wisconsin cheeses guarantee this crowd-pleaser will satisfy veggie and meat eaters alike. Spinach is added to a béchamel sauce laced with Wisconsin parmesan, while broccoli, carrots and red pepper are colorful filler. A blend of Wisconsin part-skim ricotta, part-skim mozzarella and swiss add another cheesy layer. Because we haven’t had enough cheese quite yet, serve with parmesan-topped garlic bread to soak up any last sauce. You can freeze leftovers, but let’s be honest—we doubt you’ll have any.
Don’t be put off by this noodle-less recipe—Zucchini Lasagna is a surprisingly hearty twist on the traditional. Sliced zucchini “noodles” sandwich creamy layers of a fresh Wisconsin ricotta filling. Seasoned ground beef adds satisfying bulk, while Wisconsin mozzarella and parmesan cheeses ensure a perfectly golden, baked topping. If you’re in the mood for a romantic meal for two, bake in individual ramekins, and serve with a generous pour of red wine (we suggest a Cabernet or Pinor Noir). Snuggling by the fireplace, optional.