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Easy Bacon Cheeseburger Lasagna

Can't decide between lasagna and cheeseburgers for dinner? Make one dish that combines both great tastes!

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 3 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
medium onions, chopped (1 cup)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
can (28 oz) chunky tomato sauce
1
cup water
1
egg
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1
cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
8
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled (1/2 cup)
12
uncooked lasagna noodles
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

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  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onions, salt and pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in tomato sauce and water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat egg with fork. Stir in ricotta cheese, Swiss cheese, parsley and 1/4 cup of the bacon.
  • 3 Spread about 1 cup of the beef mixture in baking dish. Top with 4 uncooked noodles. Spread half of the ricotta mixture, 2 cups beef mixture and 3/4 cup of the Cheddar cheese over noodles. Repeat layers once, starting with 4 noodles. Top with remaining noodles, beef mixture, Cheddar cheese and bacon. Spray 15-inch sheet of foil with cooking spray. Cover lasagna with foil, sprayed side down. Refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake covered 45 minutes. Uncover and bake about 30 minutes longer or until bubbly and golden brown. Cover and let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onions, salt and pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in tomato sauce and water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat egg with fork. Stir in ricotta cheese, Swiss cheese, parsley and 1/4 cup of the bacon.
  • 3 Spread about 1 cup of the beef mixture in baking dish. Top with 4 uncooked noodles. Spread half of the ricotta mixture, 2 cups beef mixture and 3/4 cup of the Cheddar cheese over noodles. Repeat layers once, starting with 4 noodles. Top with remaining noodles, beef mixture, Cheddar cheese and bacon. Spray 15-inch sheet of foil with cooking spray. Cover lasagna with foil, sprayed side down. Refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake covered 45 minutes. Uncover and bake about 30 minutes longer or until bubbly and golden brown. Cover and let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Try substituting Italian sausage for the ground beef.

To reduce the fat in this recipe to 15 grams and the calories to 460 per serving, substitute ground turkey for the beef, use reduced-fat cheeses 4 slices bacon.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
290),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
32%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
145mg
145%;
Sodium
1140mg
1140%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
41g
41%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
45%;
Iron
25%;
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.