Easy Lasagna Squares

There are no noodles to cook in an Italian-style casserole capturing the terrific taste of lasagna.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
can (6 oz) tomato paste
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/2
cup small-curd cottage cheese
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
2/3
cup baking mix
1
cup milk
2
eggs
Cherry tomatoes, quartered, if desired
Fresh basil leaves, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in oregano, basil, tomato paste and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
  • 2 Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Layer cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese in baking dish. Spoon beef mixture evenly over top of cheese.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir baking mix, milk and eggs with wire whisk or fork until blended. Pour into dish.
  • 4 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 5 Sprinkle remaining 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese over top. Bake 2 to 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with tomatoes and basil leaves.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    400
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    21g
    21%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    145mg
    145%;
    Sodium
    810mg
    810%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    19g
    19%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    33g
    33%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    45%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 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; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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