Lasagna in Chicagoland

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When it comes to warm, gooey, baked comfort food, few items can warm you up on a cold Riverside day quite like lasagna. When you’re cold and hungry, lasagna in Chicagoland is a perfect combination, and no one does it better than Salerno’s Pizza. We make our lasagna from scratch, and offer it on both our regular menu and catering menu. Whether you order a single serving for yourself or a pan of lasagna to feed a crowd, you’re going to have an old favorite that fills you with memories. Learn more about lasagna, with Salerno’s Pizza! Is lasagna Italian? Can you freeze lasagna? We can even help you decide what to serve with lasagna.

Is Lasagna Italian? 

Forest Park diners might think of lasagna as being the quintessential Italian pasta dish, and they’re correct. The name originated from an ancient Greek dish made with flat noodles. The concept migrated to Naples in Italy sometime during the Middle Ages. The fillings depend on the region. In northern Italy you’ll find flat noodles, while southern Italy uses rippled noodles like we’re used to seeing in Naperville and Romeoville.  

What to Serve with Lasagna

Because lasagna on its own is a full meal, with noodles, meat, cheese, and tomato sauce, it can be served by itself. However, if you’re wondering what else to serve with lasagna, a side salad is a perfect option to give it both a bit more nutritional and flavor balance. Salerno’s Special Salad, garden salad, or Caesar salad are all excellent choices to serve with lasagna. If you want a warm side dish, try our veggie-laden minestrone soup. 

Can You Freeze Lasagna? 

Yes! There’s no reason why you can’t order a pan of Salerno’s lasagna and freeze it for later! You can freeze lasagna by following these steps: 

  1. Let the lasagna cool all the way. 
  2. Decide if you want to freeze the lasagna whole, or by individual portions. The latter is perfect for a quick and easy lunch. 
  3. If you choose to freeze a whole lasagna, tightly wrap the lasagna first with plastic wrap on the lasagna’s surface, then aluminum foil over the top. You want to wrap it as close to airtight as possible. Individual portions can be placed in appropriately-sized freezer-safe containers. Or, wrap them in plastic wrap, then foil. Then place the wrapped slices in a freezer bag. 
  4. Label your wrapped lasagna with the date. 
  5. Store in the freezer for up to three months. 

To reheat a whole lasagna, let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before placing it in an oven that’s been preheated to 375 degrees. Remove the foil and plastic, re-wrap with foil, and bake 60-70 minute or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove foil and let the top brown for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving. 

To reheat an individual portion of lasagna, defrost and bring to room temperature as instructed above. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap lasagna, place in an oven-safe dish, cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes. 

Get Lasagna in Chicagoland at Salerno’s Pizza 

If you’re hungry for lasagna in Brookfield, order yours from Salerno’s Pizza! We’ve been making and selling lasagna in Chicagoland for over fifty years, and we’d love to feed it to your family tonight.

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