Make-Ahead Cheeseburger Lasagna

Make-Ahead Cheeseburger Lasagna

Combine the fantastic flavors of lasagna and cheeseburgers in an ooey-gooey good casserole!

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

10:05

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
3
tablespoons instant minced onion
1
can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 1/2
cups water
1/2
cup ketchup
1
tablespoon yellow mustard
1
egg
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
2
cups shredded Cheddar-American cheese blend (8 oz)
12
uncooked lasagna noodles
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup shredded lettuce
1
medium tomato, sliced, if desired
1/2
cup dill pickle slices, if desired
  1. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, water, ketchup and mustard. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat egg with fork or wire whisk. Stir in ricotta cheese and 2 cups of the cheese blend.
  3. Spread 1 cup beef mixture over bottom of baking dish. Top with 4 uncooked noodles. Spread half of the ricotta mixture over noodles; top with 1 1/2 cups beef mixture. Repeat layers once with 4 noodles, remaining ricotta mixture and 1 1/2 cups beef mixture. Top with remaining 4 noodles, beef mixture and 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake lasagna, covered, 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 25 to 35 minutes longer or until bubbly. Remove from oven. Cover with foil; let stand 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.
  5. Just before serving, top with lettuce, tomato and pickles. Serve with additional ketchup if desired.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Uncooked noodles will bake to a slightly chewy texture. For softer texture, omit the water and use cooked noodles.
Although this recipe is super to make ahead, you can bake it right away, too. Just cover the dish with foil and bake as directed.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 570
    • (Calories from Fat 270),
  • Total Fat 29g
    • (Saturated Fat 16g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 140mg;
  • Sodium 1050mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 38g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.