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Great for families or company, lasagna is one popular dish with its layers of zesty sauces and gooey cheeses. Our readers shared their favorite recipes, showing how easy it is to mix-and-match ingredients to personalize this casserole. From a traditional ground beef-and-tomato sauce combination to an updated turkey sausage-and-mushroom version, these recipes include something for everyone. Better still, you can fix and freeze any of them. On a busy weeknight, you'll have a convenient homemade meal that just needs to be popped in the oven.
To Make Ahead
Line a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with heavy-duty nonstick aluminum foil, allowing several inches of foil to extend over sides. Prepare recipe as directed in foil-lined dish. Freeze unbaked lasagna until firm. Remove from baking dish by holding edges of foil; fold foil over lasagna. Wrap in additional foil, making sure it is tightly sealed to keep out the air. Freeze up to 1 month.
The day before serving, remove lasagna from the freezer. Remove foil, and place lasagna in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Cover and thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Bake as directed. (Note: Lasagna may also be baked frozen. Plan to double the baking times.)
"Fix-and-freeze Lasagna" is from the May 2006 issue of Southern Living.