Barilla® Oven-Ready Lasagna

with Bolognese Sauce



Ingredients for 12 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Oven-Ready Lasagne
  • 4 ounces ground pork
  • 4 ounces ground beef
  • 1 3/4 ounces carrots
  • 1 3/4 ounces onions
  • 1 3/4 ounces celery
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water (about 1 cup) as needed
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 6 cups milk
  • salt to taste
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated


  1. 1
    Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat and sauté minced onion, carrot and celery until golden
  2. 2
    Add ground meat and cook over high heat until brown and cooked through
  3. 3
    Pour in red wine, season with salt and pepper; reduce until dry
  4. 4
    Lower the heat and stir in tomato paste and water
  5. 5
    Cook over low heat for about 40 minutes, adding spoonfuls of warm water, if too thick
  6. 6
    Prepare Béchamel sauce: Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in sifted flour and cook over low heat for 1 minute, whisking constantly
  7. 7
    Add milk in a steady stream and bring to a boil, whisking constantly
  8. 8
    Season with salt and nutmeg
  9. 9
    Cook for a few more minutes until thick
  10. 10
    Preheat oven to 350° F. In 13 x 9 inch baking dish, pour a layer of Bolognese sauce with grated Parmigiano, then arrange a layer of pasta to cover the bottom of the dish.
  11. 11
    Make a layer of Béchamel and a layer of meat sauce with Parmigiano.
  12. 12
    Continue this process, alternating pasta and sauce, and finish with a layer of pasta.
  13. 13
    Cover with remaining Béchamel sauce and pats of butter.
  14. 14
    Bake for 30 minutes or until the surface is golden crunchy.
  15. 15
    Remove from the oven and set aside to rest for 15 - 20 minutes before serving.

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