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Lasagna With White Wine Sauce Recipe

For the sauce:

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 – 1 lb 12 oz. can Italian recipe crushed tomatoes
  • 1 – 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 3-4 stalks fresh basil
  • 3-4 stalks fresh oregano
  • 1 – 187 ml or 6-7 ounces chardonnay (mini bottles from 4 packs work great)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Optional: chopped olives, mushrooms
It’s easy to convert this sauce recipe into spaghetti sauce. Add one six ounce can of olives with juice. Just dice olives in food processor or blender for a few pulses & then add to sauce.


For layering:

  • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 ounces grated mizithra cheese (optional)
  • 4 ounces grated parmesan cheese

To make the sauce, place Italian pork and ground turkey in pan to cook. Salt & pepper meat.

Chop herbs, mince garlic and dice onions and turn oven onto 350F to preheat while meat is cooking.

When meat is almost done cooking, add a few tablespoons of olive oil if needed. Then add diced onion. If using ground beef instead of turkey, drain meat.

After onions are golden and almost translucent, add garlic, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, chardonnay, and salt & pepper to taste. Add drained & chopped olives and mushrooms if desired.

In a 9 x 13 baking pan, layer all ingredients:

  1. Sauce (important to begin with sauce)
  2. Single layer of uncooked lasagna noodles (almost 4 per layer)
  3. Sauce
  4. Cheeses (all four kinds)
  5. Single layer of lasagna noodles
  6. Sauce
  7. Cheeses
  8. Single layer of lasagna noodles
  9. Sauce

Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake for 45-50 minutes.

Remove foil. Add grated parmesan on top of lasagna and return to oven uncovered for an additional five minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serve with your favorite bread and wine. Garnish with fresh basil.

Surely goodness and mercy.


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3 Responses

  1. Mom

    Looks fancy and delicious <3

  2. […] you have leftover noodles, just save them for mini lasagnas […]

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