Lasagna aligns well with today’s menu needs
Lasagna is not only a delicious and classic comfort food, it’s also easy to make, customizable and profitable. Bonus: it travels well in the right packaging. Take all this into consideration and it becomes clear that lasagna, if you offer pasta dishes, deserves a spot on your menu.
Much like pizza, this is a chameleon of a dish. While the requisite red sauce is a fan favorite, lasagna can also be made with a cream-based sauce like Alfredo, a carbonara, a primavera, or even with a vinegar-based hot sauce if you’re going for a Buffalo Chicken vibe. While you want to give a nod to history and stick to basics, you can also let your mind run wild a bit when it comes to Limited Time Offers, etc.
If you can boil pasta, you can build a great lasagna. The trick? Price it to maximize profits! A heaping plate of lasagna, while carrying low cost, can demand a high price point.
Here’s a classic Lasagna recipe to get you started.
One of my favorite lasagna dishes features a creamy Alfredo sauce with chicken, spinach and a hint of lemon. It’s basic, yet delicious, and particularly satisfies that need for rich comfort foods during the winter months. But Alfredo doesn’t necessarily travel as well as other options, so for this go-round let’s instead look into a dish that will do as well on the road as in a dine-in setting.
JEREMY WHITE is Editor-in-Chief of Pizza Today.