How to Make Lasagna with Red Wine

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Imagine that you are going to have company over for a special dinner. You want your entrée to be tasty, impressive, and not too difficult to make. This "really good lasagna" will work perfectly!


  • 1-1/2 lb. fresh ground chuck
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • Dried chervil, parsley, basil
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • A-1 sauce
  • Red wine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz. shredded Parmesan/Romano cheese
  • 16 oz. shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar Classico Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
  • 1 pkg. no-boil lasagna noodles


[Edit]Making the Sauce for Your Lasagna

  1. Dice one medium onion. Sauté in . butter, along with . minced garlic. Remove from pan.

  2. Fry 1-1/2 Lbs. ground chuck on high heat. Break up meat with a masher. Drain in colander using the same masher to squeeze out any fat. Return meat to pan and add onion/garlic. Stir.

  3. Into this mixture add a palm full each of dried parsley, chervil and basil. Stir.

  4. Now add Worcestershire sauce and A-1 sauce, along with about 1/2 cup of red wine. Stir thoroughly.

  5. Combine meat mixture with 1 jar of Classico Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce. Swish the jar with about 1/2 cup water. Put watery mixture into pot. Simmer on very low heat.

  6. While the sauce simmers, complete the following:

    • Mix together: 1 - 1# container of small curd cottage cheese, 2 eggs, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, and a palm full of dried parsley.
    • Have ready 1 box of lasagna noodles (no-boil), 2 - 8 oz. packages shredded Mozzarella cheese, 1 - 8 oz. package of shredded Parmesan/Romano cheese, and 1 - 8 oz. package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese.

[Edit]Build Your Lasagna

  1. Start by spreading 1 cup of sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 cake pan.

  2. Next add a layer of lasagna noodles and 1/3 of the sauce.

  3. Now spread 1/3 of the cottage cheese mixture, followed by 1/3 of the white cheeses.

  4. Continue building until you run out of supplies. Top the lasagna off with the remaining cheeses, including the 8 oz. of cheddar cheese.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.
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  6. Finished.



  • Lasagna can be made a day before the event. Keep refrigerated.
  • It is easier to make this recipe if you use no-boil lasagna noodles.
  • After baking to your satisfaction, let the lasagna "sit" for at least 15 minutes.
  • Serve the lasagna with a crisp green salad and garlic bread.
  • Some people like to use sausage as part of the meat in their lasagna recipe.


  • Always advisable to gather all your ingredients before you begin your cooking.
  • A lasagna pan may spill over onto your oven. To prevent burning or smoking up your oven, place a cookie sheet under the cake pan.

[Edit]Things You'll Need

  • Large frying pan
  • Colander
  • Large bowl
  • 2 Small bowls
  • 9 x 12 Cake pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Masher

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