Meaty Lasagna Bolognese

Don't be deterred by the lengthy ingredient list for this scrumptious Italian main dish recipe. This is the mother of all lasagnas, combining beef, sausage, pancetta, and white wine to name a few. Your family will think it's well worth the effort.

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  • Makes: 9 servings
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Bake: 50 mins 375°F
  • Stand: 15 mins
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Meaty Lasagna Bolognese
Ingredients
1
pound lean ground beef
8
ounces bulk Italian sausage
4
ounces pancetta or bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1
2
medium carrots, chopped
2
stalks celery, chopped
3
cloves garlic, minced
1
cup whole milk or half-and-half
1/2
cup dry white wine
1/2
cup chicken broth
1
cup canned crushed tomatoes
2
tablespoons tomato paste
1
tablespoon snipped fresh sage
1
tablespoon snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper
2
1
cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (4 ounces)
12
no-boil lasagna noodles
1
10 ounce container refrigerated alfredo pasta sauce
Directions
    For meat sauce:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large pot, cook ground beef, sausage, pancetta, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic over medium-high heat until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain off fat.
  2. Stir in milk. Simmer, uncovered, until milk is nearly evaporated. Stir in wine and broth. Simmer, uncovered, until liquid is nearly evaporated. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, sage, parsley, black pepper, salt, and crushed red pepper. In a medium bowl, combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  3. To assemble, spread one-third of the meat sauce over the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole. Sprinkle with one-fourth of the cheese mixture. Top with noodles. Repeat layering meat sauce, cheese mixture, and noodles two more times. Spread the alfredo sauce evenly over the noodles.
  4. Cover dish with foil. Bake for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese mixture. Bake, uncovered, about 10 minutes more or until heated through. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Makes 9 or 10 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Meaty Lasagna Bolognese)
    Per serving:
  • 631 kcal cal.,
  • 38 g fat
  • (17 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 12 g monounsatured fat),
  • 95 mg chol.,
  • 1157 mg sodium,
  • 38 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 32 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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