What to serve with lasagna: Breadsticks and garlic bread may always be the best side dishes for lasagna... but there are other delicious, easy, and healthier options out there! Side salads, roasted veggies, cooked tomatoes, etc. are all examples of yummy dishes to serve with lasagna!
Lasagna is a classic dish for busy weeknights. It's filling, delicious, and always a crowd-pleaser. Everyone has their own lasagna recipe but what's typically served with lasagna besides garlic bread?
You can find a list of side dish ideas and a list of 30+ side dish recipes for lasagna in this post! You're guaranteed to find something you'll enjoy. If you don't see something that you want to serve with your lasagna, here, try seeing what we recommend what to serve with Italian meatballs!
TIP: When making lasagna, it's best to use small curd cottage cheese so that the layers come out evenly.
Appetizers and side dishes go hand in hand. Any of the side dishes in this post will make perfect appetizers as well. Some examples include garlic bread, roasted asparagus, caesar salad, roasted vegetables, Caprese, and more!
We don't have desserts listed in this post but there are many desserts that go with lasagna such as chocolate cake, cheesecake, fruit, gelato, vanilla ice cream, cannolis, chocolate chip cookies, and more!
Lasagna goes best with ripe and juicy red wines. You want to avoid an oaky taste and go with a Pinot Noir or something similar.
Items to serve with lasanga
If you're serving lasagna as a family dinner or during the holidays, here's a few things to have on hand.
- extra parmesan cheese (for topping)
- napkins or paper towels
- appetizer (see above)
- extra seasoning
- drinks (see above for wine recommendations)
- side dishes (see below)
- desserts (see above)
Side dish ideas for lasanga
Lasagna side dishes should be flavorful and compliment the lasagna well. Anything with an Italian flavor is going to serve beautifully with lasagna which is why I try to sick with an Italian themed side dish as well.
Here's a list of side dishes that go with lasagna:
- caesar salad
- roasted vegetables with Italian herbs
- garlic bread
- mozzarella sticks
- focaccia bread
- cooked zucchini
Can you bake lasagna without boiling the noodles first?
Yes you can bake lasagna without boiling the noodles first. The noodles will cook in the oven my soaking up the moisture from the pasta sauce and other ingredients. But for a classic lasagna taste, you're going to want to boil the noodles.
How many layers should lasagna have?
There is no one size fits all answer to this question but typically three-four layers is perfect for lasagna. This will fluctuate depending on your ingredients and the size of your pan.
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