What To Do With Leftover Lasagna Sheets?


Hey there, fellow lasagna lovers! I know we all have those nights where we make a giant pan of lasagna, only to have a ton of leftover sheets the next day. But don’t you dare throw those babies out!

Leftover lasagna sheets are a precious commodity, and there are so many delicious and creative things you can do with them.

In this post, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite recipes and ideas for using up those leftover lasagna sheets. Whether you’re in the mood for something savory or something sweet, I’ve got you covered.

So let’s get started!

Recipe Ideas

If you have some leftover lasagna sheets here are some interesting recipes that you can make using them (that aren’t more lasagna).

Lasagna Roll-Ups

These little babies are so easy to make and are the perfect way to use up those leftover lasagna sheets. All you need is some filling (I like to use cooked ground meat and cheese), a jar of tomato sauce, and of course, those leftover lasagna sheets.

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Lay out a lasagna sheet and spread a layer of filling over it. Roll it up tightly and place it seam-side down in a baking dish.
  3. Repeat with the remaining lasagna sheets and filling.
  4. Pour a jar of tomato sauce over the roll-ups.
  5. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the roll-ups are heated through.
  6. Remove the foil and sprinkle some cheese over the top. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Serve hot with a side of garlic bread and a big ol’ salad.

Lasagna Pie

This is another super easy recipe that’s great for using up those leftover lasagna sheets. All you need is some filling (again, I like to use cooked ground meat and cheese), a jar of tomato sauce, and of course, those leftover lasagna sheets.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread a layer of filling over the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  3. Lay a few lasagna sheets over the filling.
  4. Spread another layer of filling over the lasagna sheets.
  5. Repeat until you’ve used up all of the filling and lasagna sheets.
  6. Pour a jar of tomato sauce over the top.
  7. Sprinkle a generous amount of cheese over the top.
  8. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the pie is heated through.
  9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Serve hot with a side of garlic bread and a big ol’ salad.

Lasagna Soup

This one is for all of you soup lovers out there. It’s a creamy and flavorful way to use up those leftover lasagna sheets, and it’s super easy to make.

All you need is some tomato sauce, broth, vegetables (I like to use onions, peppers, and mushrooms), beans (such as kidney or cannellini), spices (such as oregano and basil), and of course, those leftover lasagna sheets.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a large pot, sauté some onions, peppers, and mushrooms in a little bit of oil until they’re soft.
  2. Add a jar of tomato sauce, some broth (vegetable or chicken work great), and a can of drained and rinsed beans (kidney or cannellini are both good choices). Bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Cut the leftover lasagna sheets into small pieces and add them to the pot.
  4. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let the soup cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the lasagna sheets are tender.
  5. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until it’s smooth and creamy. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can carefully transfer the soup to a blender and blend it in batches. Just be sure to let it cool slightly before blending.
  6. Season the soup with some dried oregano and basil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve the soup hot, garnished with some grated cheese and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

Baked Ziti

This is a classic Italian dish that’s super easy to make and is a great way to use up those leftover lasagna sheets. All you need is some tomato sauce, ground meat or vegetables, and of course, those leftover lasagna sheets.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large pot, cook some ground meat (or vegetables if you’re going the vegetarian route) until it’s browned. Add a jar of tomato sauce and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Cut the leftover lasagna sheets into small pieces and add them to the pot.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a 9×13-inch baking dish and top with a generous amount of cheese.
  5. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the ziti is heated through.
  6. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Serve hot with a side of garlic bread and a big ol’ salad.

Layered Eggplant Parmesan

This is a delicious and hearty vegetarian dish that’s perfect for using up those leftover lasagna sheets. All you need is some eggplant slices, tomato sauce, and of course, those leftover lasagna sheets.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Slice an eggplant into 1/4-inch thick slices. Season the slices with some salt and let them sit for about 15 minutes to draw out some of the moisture.
  3. In a large pot, bring a jar of tomato sauce to a boil.
  4. Cut the leftover lasagna sheets into small pieces and add them to the pot.
  5. In a 9×13-inch baking dish, layer the eggplant slices, tomato sauce mixture, and cheese until you’ve used up all of the ingredients.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the eggplant is tender.
  7. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Serve hot with a side of garlic bread and a big ol’ salad.

Enchiladas

These are a fun and flavorful way to use up those leftover lasagna sheets. All you need is some filling (I like to use cooked ground meat and cheese), enchilada sauce, and of course, those leftover lasagna sheets. Don’t forget the cheese for the top!

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Lay out a lasagna sheet and spread a layer of filling over it. Roll it up tightly and place it seam-side down in a baking dish.
  3. Repeat with the remaining lasagna sheets and filling.
  4. Pour some enchilada sauce over the top of the rolled up lasagna sheets.
  5. Sprinkle a generous amount of cheese over the top.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the enchiladas are heated through.
  7. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Serve hot with a side of rice and beans and some sour cream and guacamole on the side.

Practical Uses For Lasagna

Now that I have given a few different recipes that you can use lasagna sheets in let’s look at some specific practical ways that you can use these leftover sheets.

Topping for Casseroles

If you’re in the mood for something a little more practical, you can use those leftover lasagna sheets as a topping for a casserole. Here are a few ideas:

  • Chicken and broccoli casserole: Cook some diced chicken and broccoli in a skillet until they’re tender. Stir in some cooked rice and a can of cream of chicken soup. Spread the mixture in a 9×13-inch baking dish and top with the leftover lasagna sheets. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and bake until the casserole is hot and bubbly.
  • Vegetable and rice casserole: Cook some diced vegetables (such as bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms) in a skillet until they’re tender. Stir in some cooked rice and a can of cream of mushroom soup. Spread the mixture in a 9×13-inch baking dish and top with the leftover lasagna sheets. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and bake until the casserole is hot and bubbly.

Base for a Different Type of Pasta Dish

If you’re in the mood for something a little more pasta-centric, you can use those leftover lasagna sheets as a base for a different type of pasta dish. Here are a few ideas:

  • Baked pasta with sausage and peppers: Cook some sliced sausage and peppers in a skillet until they’re browned. Stir in some tomato sauce and cooked pasta. Spread the mixture in a 9×13-inch baking dish and top with the leftover lasagna sheets. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and bake until the pasta is hot and bubbly.
  • Pasta with meatballs and marinara sauce: Make some meatballs (homemade or store-bought) and cook them in a skillet until they’re browned. Stir in some tomato sauce and cooked pasta. Spread the mixture in a 9×13-inch baking dish and top with the leftover lasagna sheets. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and bake until the pasta is hot and bubbly.

Storage and Handling

If you’re not ready to use up those leftover lasagna sheets just yet, don’t worry! They’ll stay fresh in the refrigerator for a few days, or you can freeze them for later use. Just be sure to wrap them up tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before storing them in the refrigerator or freezer.

When you’re ready to use them, thaw them out in the refrigerator or microwave before using them in your recipe.

Health and Nutrition

If you’re looking for a healthier way to use up those leftover lasagna sheets, there are plenty of options! Here are a few ideas:

  • Use them as a base for a low-carb pasta dish: Just swap out the regular pasta for some zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash and use the leftover lasagna sheets as a topping.
  • Use them as a base for a gluten-free pasta dish: Just swap out the regular pasta for some gluten-free pasta and use the leftover lasagna sheets as a topping.
  • Use them in a vegetarian or plant-based dish: Just replace the meat in your favorite pasta dish with some beans or tofu and use the leftover lasagna sheets as a topping.

In terms of nutrition, leftover lasagna sheets are a good source of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. They’re also a good source of iron and other minerals.

Just be mindful of the portion size and the amount of cheese and sauce you use, as these can add extra calories and fat to your dish.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it, folks! These are just a few of the many delicious and creative ways you can use up those leftover lasagna sheets.

Whether you’re in the mood for something savory or something sweet, there’s an option for you. So don’t let those leftover lasagna sheets go to waste – give one of these recipes a try and find a new favorite way to use them up!

Hannah R.

Hey, I'm Hannah and I'm the founder of Get Eatin'.

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