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National Lasagna Day

July 29

When is National Lasagna Day?

National Lasagna Day happens on Monday July 29, 2024.

National Lasagna Day Is Coming Up! Here’s Everything You Need to Know

There’s nothing quite like a big, steaming slice of lasagna. Layers of tender pasta, rich meat sauce, and gooey cheese come together to create a dish that’s truly irresistible. And on July 29th, we can all indulge in this comforting food to our heart’s content – because it’s National Lasagna Day!

To help you celebrate this special day, we’ve put together everything you need to know about lasagna. From its history and different variations to some fun facts, we’ve got you covered. So preheat your oven and get ready to dive into all things lasagna!

A Brief History of Lasagna

No one is quite sure when or where lasagna originated. Some food historians believe that it was first made in ancient Greece, while others believe that it originated in the Middle East. The first recorded mention of lasagna comes from a 14th-century English cookbook, which suggests that the dish was already well-known in Europe by that point.

Over the centuries, lasagna has evolved and taken on many different forms. In America, lasagna is typically made with ground beef or Italian sausage, a tomato-based sauce, and lots of cheese. But in Italy, there are hundreds of regional variations on the dish. For example, lasagnas from Emilia-Romagna are typically made with a rag├╣ (meat sauce), while those from Tuscany are usually made with a pesto sauce. No matter what ingredients you use, one thing is for sure – lasagna is always delicious!

Fun Facts About Lasagna

  • Lasagna is one of the most popular Italian dishes in America. In fact, Americans consume about 46 million pounds of lasagna every year!
  • Vegetarian lasagna was invented by Chef Boyardee in the 1930s.
  • The largest recorded dish of lasagna weighed in at nearly 4 tons and was over 22 feet long! It was cooked by Chef Brad Miller in Florida in 2010.

Are you ready to celebrate National Lasagnas Day? We sure are! This delicious holiday is the perfect excuse to indulge in everyone’s favorite comfort food. Whether you prefer your lasagna traditional or with a twist, we hope you enjoy celebrating this special day with a big plate of this delicious dish!

When does National Lasagna Day happen next year?

National Lasagna Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday July 29, 2025
  • Wednesday July 29, 2026
  • Thursday July 29, 2027
  • Saturday July 29, 2028
  • Sunday July 29, 2029

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