REVIEW: New Bayou Lasagna from Port Orleans French Quarter

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Port Orleans French Quarter has added a new Bayou Lasagna to their menu. The addition of a new kind of pasta dish sounded tasty, so we decided to give it a try.

lasagna in front of the entrance of Sassagoula floatworks

The menu describes the bayou lasagna as layers of pasta with a Bolognese sauce and house-made Alfredo. At $15.99, it’s one of the pricier items on the menu.


The lasagna is pre-made and ready to go, which makes for a speedy pick up at the window. They’re also served in individual portions, which makes for a cleaner presentation. Even if it reminds me of a microwavable lunch, I’m open minded.


Individual portion of the Bayou Lasagna

The Bayou Lasagna was served nice and hot, with an “interesting” looking layer over the top. As we cut into it, it gets pretty messy, but you can see a good portion of meaty sauce inside the layer of noodles. Unfortunately, the noodles were kind of soggy, which was also disappointing.

messy layers of meat and cheese lasagna cut into

The redeeming qualities of this meal are the sauces. The Bolognese is zesty and full of meat. It’s a bold taste, and was quite enjoyable. The confusion comes from the white filing. It’s says house-made Alfredo sauce, but I would swear that’s ricotta cheese inside. So, let’s just say it’s a some-what mysterious filing that tasted surprisingly good.

meat and cheese lasagna

The only fail is the soggy noodles. They could be a bit more al dente, and another layer wouldn’t hurt. Overall, it’s on the meatier, saucier side.

a fork full of lasagna

This was a nice sized individual portion, but at the price of $15.99, I would never order this again. There’s just not enough redeeming qualities to make it worth that kind of money at a quick service location. If you’re a lasagna lover, or just looking for the quickest pasta option, this might be worth a try, but there are much better options on the menu at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory.