Tomato and spinach lasagna

Lasagna Awareness Month


When is Lasagna Awareness Month?

Lasagna Awareness Month happens on Monday July 1, 2024.

Layer Up for Lasagna Awareness Month!

July sizzles not just with the heat of summer but also with the bubbling cheese of one of Italy’s greatest gifts to the culinary world: Lasagna. That’s right, folks, it’s Lasagna Awareness Month, a time to pay homage to those delectable layers of pasta, cheese, sauce, and whatever your heart desires in between.

The Origin of the Layers

The story of lasagna begins in ancient Greece, believe it or not. The term “lasagna” comes from the Greek word ‘lasanon,’ which means a pot or chamber pot, but was later used to refer to a dish or plate. Fast forward to Italy, where the modern lasagna we know and love began to take shape, layer by savory layer.

Why Lasagna Awareness Month?

Simply put, lasagna is too good to be confined to a single meal or moment. It’s a dish of celebration, comfort, and creativity. Lasagna Awareness Month encourages us to explore and appreciate the versatility and rich history of this beloved dish. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to eat more lasagna. Win-win!

How to Celebrate Lasagna Awareness Month

  1. Lasagna Cook-off: Gather your friends, family, or coworkers for a lasagna-making competition. Explore traditional recipes or invent new ones. May the best lasagna win!
  2. Lasagna Around the World: Each week of July, try a different lasagna recipe from around the world. From the classic Italian Lasagna alla Bolognese to a spicy Mexican-inspired lasagna, your taste buds will embark on a global journey.
  3. Share the Love: Lasagna is a dish best served… to others! Cook a big tray of lasagna and share it with neighbors, local community centers, or anyone who could use a little comfort food.
  4. Lasagna Leftovers: Discover the joy of lasagna leftovers. Some say lasagna tastes even better the next day. Experiment with different ways to enjoy your lasagna leftovers, be it reheated, cold, or even turned into a sandwich.

Fun Lasagna Facts to Dish Out

  • Garfield’s Favorite: The comic strip cat Garfield’s love for lasagna has made it an iconic dish worldwide, proving that its appeal transcends cultures—and species!
  • Layer Count: There’s no “correct” number of layers for lasagna. Whether you prefer three, seven, or even more, it’s all delicious.

A Dish for Every Palate

The beauty of lasagna lies in its adaptability. Meat lovers, vegetarians, and even vegans can all enjoy a version of lasagna tailored to their dietary preferences. So, this July, let’s raise our forks to lasagna, a dish that proves that when it comes to food, the more layers, the merrier.

Happy Lasagna Awareness Month! May your dishes be as deep as your love for this timeless classic.

When does Lasagna Awareness Month happen next year?

Lasagna Awareness Month will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday July 1, 2025
  • Wednesday July 1, 2026
  • Thursday July 1, 2027
  • Saturday July 1, 2028
  • Sunday July 1, 2029


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