Autumn Harvest Lasagna Recipe and Giveaway

Autumn Harvest Lasagna Recipe and Giveaway

In celebration of autumn, I am so pleased to introduce my readers once again to Lagostina, a renowned brand founded in Italy that specializes in tinplate cookware. Make sweet and savory dishes with their NEW Lasagnera pan that is available exclusively at and retails for $199.99. This high quality, durable pan is perfect for creating traditional lasagna dishes and non-traditional fare for every season and occasion.

Fresh, bold ingredients are so important when it comes to creating the perfect lasagna recipe. With this particular recipe I created, you have the freedom to use as little or as much of certain spices and vegetables as you desire. The key to baking success is with a sturdy, high quality pan. Lagostina’s new Lasagnera is so ideal for baking your favorite lasagna recipe in.

autumn vegetables

Handcrafted in Italy, the 14” x 8.5” pan made of 18/10 stainless steel features a signature mirror polish finish, a cherry wood and stainless steel lid, and ergonomic and elegant cast stainless handles. Remove the pan from the oven and take it right to your dinner table.

Lagostina Lasagnera

Lagostina Lasagnera

One of my favorite lasagna recipes is one I developed over time, swapping out some of my favorite Italian-inspired ingredients such as ricotta and mozzarella for sweeter and bolder flavors mixed with smoother textures. This fall-inspired twist on a classic comfort food favorite will instantly become your go-to dinner dish for any autumn get together. I love that it also gets you in the mood for Thanksgiving as you will see with the ingredients below.

Lagostina Lasagnera

Autumn Harvest Lasagna


  • 1 16 oz box lasagna noodles
  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 25 oz jar of your favorite pumpkin pasta sauce
  • 6 mini zucchini/yellow squash or 2 large zucchini/yellow squash
  • 20 1” slices Havarti cheese, plus more for grating
  • 1 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 T ground nutmeg
  • 2 T olive oil, plus 1 T for greasing pan
  • 10 Sage Leaves
  • 6 Sprigs Rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook lasagna noodles stovetop as per box directions. Drain, place noodles flat on paper towel or cutting board to prevent sticking together.
  3. Brown ground turkey meat on a medium heat. Add 1 T ground nutmeg and mix in as the meat cooks. Stir well. Drain meat, set aside.
  4. Slice zucchini/yellow squash thin.
  5. Gently grease pan with 1 T olive oil, very light and spread evenly.
  6. Place 3 lasagna noodles close together on pan. Layer your lasagna: mascarpone cheese, spinach, Havarti slices, squash, sauce; repeat to create three layers. Cover layers with 3 lasagna noodles. Arrange rosemary sprigs and sage leaves on top of noodles well spaced apart. Top with about 1/2-3/4 cup of grated Havarti.
  7. Bake covered for 40 minutes; uncover, then bake for an additional 10-12 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes, then serve.

Yields 8-10 servings

Lagostina Lasagnera

Lagostina Lasagnera

A few tips I recommend:

  • The pan creates a beautiful presentation for the table. Use it as your centerpiece for the meal.
  • To allow the mascarpone cheese to spread easier, let it sit at room temperature for 20 minutes, and you can add a quarter cup of low fat milk and whip in a blender.
  • To reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, bake for 18 minutes. Serve from the pan.
  • So the lasagna noodles do not stick together, add 1-2T olive oil when cooking the noodles, drain, and immediately lay flat on paper towel or cutting board.
  • Slice your zucchini/squash as thin as possible for best texture and consistency.

ENTER TO WIN! In celebration of the season and in partnership with Lagostina, one lucky reader will receive this beautiful Lagostina Lasagnera Pan, a $199.99 value. The giveaway ends 10/6 at 11:59pm EST, U.S. only . The winner will be chosen randomly the following morning. The pan is available exclusively at

Disclaimer: I received a Lagostina’s new Lasagnera pan in exchange for my article. All opinions and content are original/my own. Read my full disclosure here.



  1. Sarah Mayer
    October 6, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I make a vegetarian one- cheese, zuchinni, squash, eggplant, it’s so good!

  2. nickie
    October 6, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I like it with ground beef, sausge and Lots of mozzarella

  3. Cheryl B
    October 6, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I love sweet Italian sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, and lots of cheese.

  4. October 6, 2017 / 4:00 am

    You gotta know this sounds so delcious just on the name alone and the pumpkin sauce. Oooooh great job!!!

    Danielle | <3

  5. Starla
    October 6, 2017 / 3:46 am

    That looks so delicious- I love the new combo! Lately, I have been loving this delicious eggplant lasagna with fresh mozzarella and Italian sausage!

  6. sarah k
    October 6, 2017 / 2:32 am

    This looks like a perfect fall lasagna I’m going to have to put it on the menu this coming week:) Some of my favorite lasagna ingredients are ground turkey and all the different cheeses.

  7. Laurajj
    October 6, 2017 / 2:08 am

    I make mine with spaghetti sauce and hamburger, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream!

  8. Angie M
    October 5, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I like it with ground beef, mozzarella & ricotta.

  9. Elle
    October 5, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    I like spinach, crushed tomato, sauce, noodles, mozzarella and a bit of meat.

  10. Bridgett Wilbur
    October 5, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    We use 3 different cheeses, pasta, hamburger, and sausage.

  11. Carrie McCarthy
    October 5, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I like to make pizza lasagna with pepperoni and pizza sauce instead of hamburger and marinara

  12. Jodi ann
    October 5, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    I love Spinach and great ricotta.

  13. October 5, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    I go to bed on Lasagna night feeling good for the simple fact that I grind up veggies and add them to the sauce. The kids gulp it up having no clue!

  14. Lorelai
    October 5, 2017 / 2:35 am

    I love spinach in my lasagna!

  15. Deb Christie
    October 4, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Our family likes a very meaty lasagna so our favorites are ground beef, italian sausage and pepperoni slices . I also like to add a freshly grated Parmesan cheese before serving.

  16. Tee Anderson
    October 4, 2017 / 4:41 am

    I love hamburger meat, ricotta and mozzerella.

  17. Chelsea h
    October 4, 2017 / 3:34 am

    I hate making lasagna but the end result is always worth it!! Cheese and red sauce are everything!

  18. October 3, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    I love butternut squash & ricotta in lasagnas!

  19. Heather Dawn
    October 3, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    I like a meaty, cheesy lasagna. Ground beef, Italian sausage, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, and cottage cheese.

  20. Carolsue
    October 3, 2017 / 8:36 am

    The regular stuff — Italian sausage, hamburger, ricotta and mozzarella cheese

  21. Julie R
    October 3, 2017 / 2:48 am

    A meatless lasagna with Ricotta cheese is my favorite.

  22. lana
    October 3, 2017 / 2:21 am

    I love hamburger meat and pasta

  23. Tabathia
    October 3, 2017 / 2:08 am

    Cheese, ricotta, noodles and meat plus sauce

  24. Michelle D Garrett
    October 3, 2017 / 1:01 am

    I love traditional lasagna – beef, lots of cheese and sometimes I’ll sneak some veggies in there for my kiddos 🙂

  25. Stefanie G
    October 2, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    I love hamburger meat, cheese, lasagna noodles, and prego chunky garden combo sauce.

  26. Karen Behrman
    October 2, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    cheeses are my fav ingredients

  27. Darla Peduzzi
    October 2, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I like the traditional lasagna with homemade sauce, ricotta and meat.

  28. carol clark
    October 2, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    ricotta lots of mushrooms, onions, peppers and mozzarella cheese with cottage cheese in it to i know its good

  29. Leah Sorensen
    October 2, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I love adding mushrooms to my lasagna!

  30. jberry
    October 2, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    We almost always work spinach into any lasagna.

  31. Natalie S
    October 2, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I love the classic lasagna! With the meats and cheeses!

  32. Jaclyn Reynolds
    October 2, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Ricotta, eggs, diced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese.

  33. Julie Murphy
    October 2, 2017 / 11:50 am

    hamburger, oregano homemade sauce provel cheese

  34. Nicole
    October 2, 2017 / 3:18 am

    We make vegan lasagna, so we use tofu and fresh tomatoes

  35. Robbie
    October 2, 2017 / 2:32 am

    Cheese, cheese and more cheese

  36. Darlene Wright
    October 2, 2017 / 12:51 am

    I love to add hot Italian Sausage! Thanks!

  37. Susan Christy
    October 1, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    I like to add ground pork to my lasagna.

  38. ET Pruitt
    October 1, 2017 / 6:16 am

    Roasted red peppers and spicy Italian sausage are my favorite ingredients

  39. Allison Swain
    October 1, 2017 / 5:49 am

    I like to add a lot of spinach, mushrooms, and zucchini. Thanks for the cool giveaway!

  40. Patricia Wojnar Crowley
    October 1, 2017 / 4:09 am

    The cheeses are my favorite! Especially Ricotta.

  41. Joan Kubes
    October 1, 2017 / 4:01 am

    I like to add zucchini and fresh mozerella in my lasagna

  42. meredith
    September 30, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    Ive used butternut squash, kale and ricotta as my favs

  43. fran
    September 30, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    lots of vegetables

  44. hannah
    September 30, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    i’m so happy for lasagna season! My favorite lasagna comes together with italian sausage, some ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, and good quality sauce. Yum!

  45. Margaret Smith
    September 30, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Ricotta, mozzarella, homemade sauce, small amount of sweet sausage.

  46. Jeri Bergstrom
    September 30, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    My “not-secret-anymore” ingredient is Crucola cheese

  47. Cheryl B
    September 30, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    We add mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and tomatoes.

  48. Dana Rodriguez
    September 30, 2017 / 2:01 am

    I like adding Sweet Italian Sausage and lot’s of cheese.

  49. September 30, 2017 / 1:57 am

    I love cheese, sausage, basil, garlic and sauce!

  50. Anna Pry
    September 30, 2017 / 12:12 am

    the cheese and a really good tomato sauce

  51. Lauren
    September 29, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    I like spinach, sausage and cream cheese in my lasagna.

  52. Latanya
    September 29, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    noodle, Italian sausage, ricotta, sour cream, cheese, and sauce

  53. Tracie Cooper
    September 29, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    I love Italian sausage and mushrooms in my lasagna!

  54. Rob Pinto
    September 29, 2017 / 11:35 am

    My favorite ingredients are creamy ricotta cheese and plenty of tomato sauce with basil and mushrooms.

  55. Annette
    September 29, 2017 / 6:09 am

    My favorite lasagna ingredients include ricotta, fresh mozzarella. and fresh herbs.

  56. christina purvis
    September 29, 2017 / 1:32 am

    In my lasagna, I like to use Italian sausage, ricotta, provolone, parmesan, zucchini, mushrooms, and roasted red peppers.

  57. Rachel
    September 29, 2017 / 1:14 am

    My favorite lasagna ingredients are mushrooms, onions, peppers and mozzarella cheese.

  58. Rust
    September 29, 2017 / 1:01 am

    I like making my lasagna with spicy italian sausage or spicy cajun sausage, and my homemade tomato sauce from tomatoes out of my garden. Lots of mozzarella and ricotta, and I like asiago cheese too.

  59. Lynne T
    September 29, 2017 / 12:59 am

    I love ground beef, ground sausage, mozzarella and ricotta.

  60. Mita
    September 29, 2017 / 12:38 am

    I like mozzarella , tomatoes and mushrooms

  61. jennifer cervantes
    September 28, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    my favorite lasagna ingredients are the cheese of course plus I love vegetable lasagna wiith lots of spinach and zucchini.

  62. Gina G
    September 28, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    I like traditional lasagna ingredients, but with lots of extra veggies added in, like mushrooms, spinach, and carrot shreds.

  63. Elena
    September 28, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    beef, Italian sausage, ricotta and tomato sauce

  64. Will G
    September 28, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    I love the cheeses!

  65. Lawrence Walker
    September 28, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I used to like the Kraft boxed dinner…the green pepper pieces were the bomb…entered and shared publicly on my fb wall and @zest241…hint…

  66. Steve Weber
    September 28, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    My favorite lasagna ingredients are noodles, sauce, ground beef, ricotta and yogurt and mozzarella cheese

  67. Angela Hendricks
    September 28, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    I love a good tomato, basil, and garlic sauce. Lots of ricotta and mozzarella cheese in the layers!

  68. Tim
    September 28, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I like ground beef with a little bit of ground sausage mixed in.

  69. Cheryl
    September 28, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    My favorite lasagna ingredients are traditional ricotta, tomatoes, and ground chuck.

  70. Kristen
    September 28, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I like zucchini and sausage.

  71. Diana G
    September 28, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    I love a veggie lasagna with spinach and zucchini and carrots. I’ve also made an amazing dairy free one using tofu in place of ricotta cheese and no one can tell the difference.

  72. September 28, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    I use a lot of different cheeses and meats when we make lasagna at home. I prefer just cheese and veggies with the meat sauce on the side but I always make one pan of it all together for the meat lovers in our family! This looks delicious!

  73. Kelly D
    September 28, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    My favorites are mozzarella and Romano cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms and of course the pasta.

  74. Brenda Haines
    September 28, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I love the cheeses! Ricotta and Mozzarella make it all come together. Thanks for the chance!

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