Lasagna or Baked Ziti? The results are in.

By Christina Collins

I had a dinner guest coming over for dinner and I had the ingredients on hand to make both Lasagna and Baked Ziti and had to decide, which one will it be? Both are made with the same ingredients and yet they are so different. So it got me thinking, which one do people prefer-Lasagna or Baked Ziti? So I got to asking around. “Which do you prefer and why?”

The Results are in! Lasagna wins 15 – 9!

Some of the responses I got were great. Thanks to all those who contributed!

“ Lasagna. More versatility (meat, veggie, cheese) crispy top and gooey (not cheesy) bottom. Baked ziti is just baked ziti.”

“I prefer lasagna because I enjoy cutting into lasagna and getting every ingredient in one bite…and I’m a sucker for food with layers!”

“Lasagna without meat because you can really taste the cheese!”

“Lasagna. Nah- people ‘F’ up lasagna all the time. Baked Ziti”

“I like baked ziti better. Lasagna seems messy to me and I don’t really like meat lasagna which is how it most often comes (I find).”

“I prefer Lasagna because my nonna makes it with little meatballs!”

“I’m a lasagna girl. I love it for the layers and that u can put different ingredients in it.”

“I prefer baked ziti – easier to eat…lasagna always gets messy when people try to cut it…and i feel like baked ziti just tastes better – lasagna is always too soggy”

“Lasagna because of the structure. You can tell more care goes into creating the layers rather than just tossing it together.”

“Baked ziti- easier to eat.”

“Baked Ziti is boring. With Lasagna every spoonful is a surprise”

Never too late to cast your vote! Lasagna or Baked Ziti and Why?

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4 thoughts on “Lasagna or Baked Ziti? The results are in.”

  1. For me, baked ziti is just baked ziti. Love lasagna but instead of ricotta, which I’m not a fan of, I make it the British way with a white sauce instead. Delicious. It makes the lasagna creamy and light and turns a heavy dish into something you could have on a summer evening. Love it. Loaded with cheese, can’t go wrong.

  2. I totally agree about the white sauce. I grew up eating frozen lasagna in England. We recently learned the white sauce I loved so much is called béchamel sauce in italy no less. And chrissy had no words as she couldn’t believe that white sauce was actually very italian. Umm… and chrissy can make it. So I think we need another entry…

    • Usually, when a Lasagna is watery it is because it was made in advance and then frozen. Sad, but true.

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