Lasagna Stacks

Lasagna Stacks recipe pictures

Tell me, is there anything worse then coming home from a long day at work and then making a dinner that was inedible? I made Smitten Kitchen’s chicken with 40 cloves of garlic for dinner tonight with mashed potatoes. I have made this meal a million times; it is one of Cliff’s favorites. Tonight, it turned into mashed potato soup with rubbery chicken. It was horrible, really horrible. Don’t let that deter you from making it. Made correctly, it is fantastic. I really screwed it up though. Frustrating for sure.

After work I tend to juggle too many things; make dinner, empty/fill the dishwasher, read the cb2 catalog etc.…  The result is usually a subpar dinner with grand plans to vignette my bookshelves. Sometimes, I just need something easy, but still good. Luckily, I have recipes like this lasagna to ensure a tasty meal. My least favorite part of making lasagna is making the noodles. They always end up broken and sticky for me. So what could be better than a lasagna made with wonton wrappers instead of noodles? I was a little unsure when I first saw this recipe but it turned out perfect! I always keep extra marinara sauce in the fridge so I just bought a little jar of pesto and some ricotta cheese and assembled. Couldn’t be easier. It is the best way to make a lasagna on a weeknight. Well, that or have your mom bring you a fresh one that all you have to do is heat. I could handle that.

Lasagna Stacks recipe pictures

Here is what you’ll need

Lasagna Stacks recipe pictures

Mix together the filling ingredients

Lasagna Stacks recipe pictures

Cover the bottom of the baking dish with sauce and add your wonton wrappers

Lasagna Stacks recipe pictures

Add the cheese and pesto

Lasagna Stacks recipe pictures

Then the marinara. Repeat, ending with a wonton wrapper, more sauce, and pine nuts.

Lasagna Stacks recipe pictures

See? You can flip through catalogs while making dinner!


  1. says

    So cool that this is made with won ton wrappers. Any cheese you recommend substituting for the ricotta? My husband won’t eat ricotta :( I agree – nothing worse than an inedible meal after so much hard work. Pizza is always our plan B :)

    • says

      Jessica, maybe shredded mozzarella or chevre? What do you use if you make a regular lasagna? Maybe fontina? Who doesn’t like ricotta? :)

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