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Make-Ahead Cheeseburger Lasagna

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8
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Combine the fantastic flavors of lasagna and cheeseburgers in an ooey-gooey good casserole!

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Expert 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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
45%
Saturated Fat
16g
78%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
1050mg
44%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
9g
Protein
38g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
20%
20%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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