Last week, Mary shared a great gift for new parents — an Enchiladas and Wine Gift Basket. The homemade enchiladas make a perfect gift that can be cooked right away for dinner or thrown in the freezer for later use. Not only are freezer meals fantastic for new parents, but they’re helpful to anyone who has a busy life and needs to streamline dinner as well. That got us to thinking about other freezer meals. One of our favorites? Lasagna.
Homemade lasagna tastes amazing and is also super freezer friendly. It’s not much more work to make larger batches of the ingredients and then make a couple of pans of lasagna at the same time. Jessica from Good Cheap Eats has a delicious lasagna recipe and walks you through how to prepare it for the freezer as well.
Add a side salad, some garlic bread, and a glass of wine, and you’ve got a wonderful meal for a weeknight or a dinner with company. Try pairing this meal with one of these wines.
Homemade Lasagna Wine Pairing
Italian wines and Italian food are a match made in heaven, but Italian wines aren’t the only thing that pairs well with a comforting dish like lasagna. Check out these options. While mostly Italian, they are also great values and would be good to have on hand if you have multiple guests over for dinner.
Barbera: Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d’Asti DOC ~ $15
This wine was practically made for rustic Italian dishes like this lasagna. Black berry and black cherry aromas and flavors dominate with strong acidity lingering in the finish. Rich on the palate, this combination of rich fruit and good acidity is a great match for comforting lasagna.
Chianti: Ruffino Chianti ~ $9
This fresh wine has lots of bright cherry along with some floral aromas. It is a light, fresh, fruity, and easy to drink wine, not to mention a great value. This everyday wine is perfect for an easy weeknight pairing for this lasagna.
Tuscan Red Blend: Banfi Centine Toscana ~ $12
This blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet, and Merlot is quite a solid wine for this price! It is rich with blackberry, plum, coffee, and vanilla aromas, a little bit spicy in the mouth, and has full body, soft tannins, and good acidity. The whole package of flavor, value, and compatibility with this dish.
Dolcetto: Domenico Clerico Langhe Dolcetto Visadi ~ $15
For something a little bigger and bold try this rich Dolcetto. It is dark in color with aromas of cherry, blueberry, dark berry fruit, a little smoke, and toast, and has a velvety mouthfeel with more dark berry fruit flavors, mild tannins, and nice acidity finishing up. This rich wine can stand up to all the indulgent flavors found in a hearty lasagna dish.
Malbec: Bodega Elena de Mendoza Malbec ~ $7
Like we mentioned, Italian wines aren’t the only wines that pair well with classic Italian dishes like lasagna. This Malbec has intense aromas of blackberry fruit, dark cherries, dark chocolate, and even some leathery notes, with mild tannins and enough acidity to stand up to a rich red sauce. This is a good choice for a crowd, as you can buy several bottles for this price.
Other Freezer-Friendly Recipe & Wine Pairings
- Easy Red Chile Enchiladas and Wine Pairing
- Freezer Mac and Cheese Recipe and Wine Pairing
- Shepherd’s Pie and Wine Pairing
- Wines to Pair with 20 Gluten-Free, Freezer Pack Meals
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