Listen, sometimes you just don't have time to make homemade lasagna (or lasagne, as it's sometimes known in Italy). Yes, we know your Italian grandmother would think it's blasphemy, but sometimes it's just too much to whip out the lasagna noodles, romano cheese, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, pasta sauce, veggies, ground beef, or whatever you usually put in your family lasagna recipe. Every now and then, you just need to throw a family-size frozen lasagna in the oven as your dinner entree and call it a night. It's hardly considered keto or low carb, but sometimes a party size lasagna hits the spot. With a long shelf life in the freezer, it's one of the easiest meals to whip up when you're exhausted. We're here to tell you that this is valid, and we want to help! Here are just a few of the best-frozen lasagna brands of 2021.
1. Stouffer's Lasagna
You just can't beat Stouffer's! Their classic meal lasagna has a great meat sauce, real mozzarella cheese, and no preservatives. They also make a cheese lasagna with seasoned tomato sauce, a meatless lasagna, a vegetable lasagna, a meat lover's variety, and plenty of other versions. For a frozen meal, it just works.
2. Amy's Lasagna
Amy's makes a Gluten-Free Vegetable Lasagna with organic spinach, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, and peas. Amy's light dish is a vegetarian's dream when it comes to frozen foods! Plus, good gluten-free lasagna isn't always easy to come by, considering that gluten is a key component of many carbohydrates. It's also kosher, soy-free, and non-GMO. This is a great option for Meatless Mondays, or if you're just trying to watch your saturated fat. They've got other flavors like a light in sodium version and spinach lasagna, if you're looking for the best-frozen lasagna with other dietary restrictions.
3. Marie Callender's
Marie Callender's Italian Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese deserves a spot on this list, too! It's got four cheeses and a good marinara meat sauce. They don't have as many varieties as other brands on this list, though.
The first ingredient in Rao's meat lasagna is Italian whole peeled tomatoes, instead of some sort of filler, so you know it's gotta be good with such high quality ingredients! They also make frozen meatballs that might be worth a try.
5. Lean Cuisine
Yes, Lean Cuisine has some pretty decent frozen meals! Their lasagna has 310 calories, 17 grams of protein, and no artificial flavors. Plus, that microwave cooking time can't be beat. It's definitely one of the best frozen lasagna brands you can give a try.
Michael Angelo's lasagna as well as Mountain House Lasagna often top these lists, but they're not as widely available as the other brands we mentioned. Regardless of which brand you pick, pop one in the oven and settle in for a night of Netflix. You've earned it!
What's your favorite lasagna brand?
Editors Note: This article was originally published on June 3, 2021.