08/20/2015 04:43 EDT | Updated 08/25/2015 05:59 EDT

Lasagna Recipes: 12 Dishes You Need In Your Life

The Cozy Apron

You might not quite be ready to consider foods cooked in casserole dishes just yet, but fall is just around the corner.

And with that comes comfort food, and what's a better comfort food than lasagna? It hits all the key points: pasta, cheese, meat, warmth, calories. You can bake it in a huge dish, which means it's meant for sharing with friends and family ... or maybe just keeping around for a week's worth of solo meals. You can also freeze your dishes and scatter them throughout the work week.

We'd never argue against a classic lasagna, but that doesn't mean you can't play with the familiar formula: different meats, no meat at all, vegetables instead of noodles and fancy cheese varieties. Here are 12 recipes we can't wait to try this fall.

The Best Lasagna Recipes