Stouffer’s Party Size Cheese Lovers Lasagna Review

Stouffer's Party Size Cheese Lovers Lasagna

We recently made an error that ended up being a blessing. See, we realized that we hadn’t ever reviewed Stouffer’s Cheese Lovers Lasagna (even though we typically love their lasagna offerings), and we knew we had to correct this mistake as soon as possible. We’ve been getting our groceries delivered ever since the COVID pandemic started, and when we put in our lasagna order, we didn’t check the size before clicking the Add to Cart button. It turns out, we ordered the Party Size version of this dish by mistake.

Oopsie Daisy!

That means we have an absolute boatload of lasagna to eat. So today we’re going to get this behemoth out of our freezer and review the Stouffer’s Party Size Cheese Lovers Lasagna.

Since this is such an enormous amount of food, it comes with an enormous amount of cook time. If you bake this from the freezer, you’re looking at almost two hours of cooking. If you take it out to thaw first, you can cut that down to an hour, though we should point out that we put ours in the refrigerator the night before and still ended up cooking it for an hour and a half. (If you want to read the full cooking instructions straight off the box, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Stouffer's Party Size Cheese Lovers Lasagna

Even with 90 minutes of cook time, our lasagna came out a bit runny. We could have probably gone with the full hour and 55 minutes for this. It does thicken up as it cools, of course.

After their first bite, one of our reviewers commented, “This isn’t a gourmet lasagna, but it’s fine.” We think that sums up this dish pretty well. It’s not fancy, and there are no gimmicks here — this is a tray of straight-up, as-you’d-expect-it lasagna. There’s nothing wrong with that.

The sauce is a bit runny, as we mentioned before, and it has a sweeter flavor rather than a more savory or acidic one. That’s part of its non-gourmet flavor, as a more savory sun-dried flavor (or even vodka or diablo sauce) would have made this feel more “expensive.” Still, it tastes great for a medium-tier frozen lasagna.

There’s nothing fancy here. There’s no meat inside, to the delight of our vegetarian reviewers, and no veggies, to the delight of our carnivorous reviewers. This is something of a compromise lasagna.

The five cheeses here are ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, romano, and asiago. Even so, it’s the first three of those that you’ll really notice. There’s maybe a sharp hint of the asiago buried deep beneath the surface, but that also might be the garlic and parmesan talking.

Stouffer's Party Size Cheese Lovers Lasagna

This box contains eleven servings of lasagna. If you eat the recommended serving, you’re looking at 260 calories and 680 mg of sodium. You’ll probably eat more than 1/11 of a tray, but we can’t imagine a human being eating the entire thing in a sitting. You’d have to be Garfield to pull off a feat like that!

For reference, the image above shows what a serving size looks like. That’s not a bad helping of lasagna, is it?

The Stouffer’s Party Size Cheese Lovers Lasagna is a good medium-tier lasagna that doesn’t attempt to do anything fancy. Some might lament the lack of added veggies or meats, but if you’re just looking for a basic pan of lasagna that will feed a sizeable group of people, this is a good option.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this frozen lasagna, check out our package scans below.

Stouffer's Party Size Cheese Lovers Lasagna
Stouffer's Party Size Cheese Lovers Lasagna
Stouffer's Party Size Cheese Lovers Lasagna
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