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Traditional Lasagna Bolognese

Recipe photo courtesy of Maria Robledo

In this hearty lasagna, an herbed ricotta mixture and Bolognese sauce, thick with ground sirloin and veal, are layered with noodles and baked. This lasagna was designed for a deep-dish baking pan. You can use a standard nine-by-thirteen-inch baking pan, but you will have extra sauce.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2001



Cook's Notes

The recipe can be assembled a day ahead and left to cool. Cover, unbaked, and refrigerate up to one day in advance, or freeze, unbaked, up to three weeks in advance. Defrost it overnight in the refrigerator; bake as directed.

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  • MTL Foodie
    21 JAN, 2014
    My go-to lasagna! Absolutely delicious and always a hit with company. Certainly one of the most time consuming dishes I have ever made, but well worth it! I recommend this to anyone looking to make a traditional, comforting, lasagna dish full of cheese, meat and just overall yumminess.
  • bennettfrances
    27 OCT, 2013
    This is my go-to lasagna for company and big family dinners. I make the bolognese sauce a day of two ahead of time (usually in the evening after I'm home from work), that way I can break up the cooking over a few days and not be tied to the kitchen for 5 hours! I also add a large can of drained, chopped tomatoes to the sauce while it is cooking in the final stage.
  • uporontherocks22
    30 DEC, 2009
    This is not a traditional Lasagna Bolognese. Traditional does not use Ricotta Cheese.
  • admalik
    26 FEB, 2009
    This is a preferred style of lasagna that I would recommend for anyone that has the time. Also, you can prep this dish, refrigerate it and cook it at a later date.
  • Curtismom
    5 JAN, 2009
    I would not recommend this lasagna. This recipe took all day to prepare and the end result tasted like a bland shepherds pie with noodles. If you are looking for a great Bolognese sauce, there is a recipe on this site for a Bolognese Spaghetti using the remaining sauce for a Bolognese pie the following day. A delicious lasagna (the best I have ever had) can also be found on this site n n n n n n search for tomato and sausage lasagna n n n n n n donn n n n n n t waste your time on this one.
  • alexis0012
    2 FEB, 2008
    classic and delicious lasagna recipe, time consuming if you don't make the bolognese ahead of time, but well worth it. For a regular sized 9x11 dish, I cut all ingredients (except for mozzarella) to 3/4 of the original measurements.

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