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.

Meaty Lasagna Bolognese
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 8 ounce bulk Italian sausage

  • 4 ounce pancetta or bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 medium carrots, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup whole milk or half-and-half

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)

  • 1 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (4 ounces)

  • 12 no-boil lasagna noodles

  • 1 10 ounce container refrigerated alfredo pasta sauce


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 (per serving)

631 Calories
38g Fat
38g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 631
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 1157mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 32g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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