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The Best Store-Bought Lasagna: Quick Frozen Dinners for Every Diet

- Written by on July 11th 2015

Just like with alfredo sauce, you probably know store-bought lasagna isn't going to be quite as good as homemade. But when you've had a long week, popping a frozen lasagna in the oven and kicking back with a glass of wine is pretty tempting.

Luckily, there are quite a few store-bought lasagnas that you can enjoy from time to time without totally diverting from your usual diet. So whether you're gluten free, dairy free, or vegetarian, or whether you're trying to get enough protein or to avoid too much sodium, we've got recommendations to make your life easier when you need something convenient.

High Protein Lasagna

Michael Angelo's Four Cheese Lasagna

  • clean ingredient list
  • 23 grams of protein
  • 30% of your daily sodium allowance

Michael Angelo's Four Cheese Lasagna is a bit higher in calories than the other options we've found with 400 calories per serving. However, it also boasts a whopping 23g of protein per serving! It's also a solid classic option, if you're looking for traditional noodles and ricotta cheese without tons of other additives (I'm looking at you, Marie Callender's...) This is likely the best store-bought lasagna for you if taste is most important to you; it was positively reviewed in numerous taste tests and online reviews.

Chicken Lasagna

Caesar's Lasagna - Cacciatore Chicken

  • gluten free
  • lower in sodium (13% your daily allowance)
  • contains food gums (if you're sensitive to those)

If you prefer white meat, Caesar's Cacciatore Chicken Lasagna contains humanely raised, cage free chicken and is gluten free too! One serving contains 390 calories and 11 grams of protein. Bonus: this lasagna takes just 13% of your daily sodium allowance, making it a low sodium frozen lasagna (compared to other lasagnas with up to 30% your daily allowance).

Vegetarian Lasagna

Michael Angelo's Vegetable Lasagna

  • clean ingredients
  • plenty of different veggies
  • 24% of your daily sodium allowance

Michael Angelo's also offers a vegetarian lasagna, which has a surprisingly clean ingredient list and broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, squash, and spinach. One serving has 290 calories, 19 grams protein, and 24% of your daily sodium allowance.

Dairy Free and Vegan Lasagna

Amy's Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegetable Lasagna

  • gluten free, dairy free, and vegan
  • 30% of your daily sodium allowance

Amy's offers numerous store-bought lasagnas and other frozen dinners suitable for a variety of diets. This gluten free, dairy free, and vegan lasagna has tofu and Daiya vegan cheese to give it the cheesiness you expect from a lasagna, as well as organic tomato puree, zucchini, spinach, and carrots. Contains 300 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 30% of your daily sodium allowance per serving.

Low Calorie Lasagna

CedarLane Low Fat Lasagna Garden Vegetable

  • 140 calories per serving
  • more additives than above options

CedarLane's Low Fat Lasagna Garden Vegetable uses organic ingredients and has a relatively clean ingredient list considering low calorie and low fat products tend to be a bit less clean (it does however contain more additives than the options above). As promised, though, it contains just 140 calories per serving!

Something For Everyone

Next time you need a break from cooking or don't have time to make your favorite classic lasagna recipe, you have some idea what the best store-bought lasagna is—based on your own dietary needs.


Crystal Schlegelmilch

Written by on July 11th 2015

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