February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Lasagna the word is the Anglicized spelling of an Italian derivation of the Greek lasanon. Lasagna the food is a traditional Italian casserole made by layering wide noodles with cheeses and tomato and/or béchamel sauces. Every family seems to have a favorite recipe for this comfort food—an internet search of "lasagna recipes" yields more than three million results! Because it's quite time-consuming to create from scratch, though, it's not always a great option for a weeknight dinner. Oh the times they are a'changin'.
Think of Trader Giotto's Roasted Vegetable Multi-Grain Lasagna as our contribution to the nightly family dinner. It's fully cooked and frozen—just heat in either a conventional or microwave oven and serve! Unlike most traditional lasagne, this one has a healthy angle. We use multigrain pasta made with grains like flax, triticale, oatmeal, rye and oat bran. Enveloped between layers of this nutty pasta are oodles of roasted veggies—tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, onions, carrots and mushrooms—along with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. It's a family-sized entrée (32 ounces) at the family-friendly price of $5.99. And it's only at Trader Joe's.