Easy Lasagna Squares

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

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  • 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

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  • 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.
  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Tomato paste is available in tubes and cans. Look for it in the supermarket next to the canned tomato products.

As with most recipes that call for ground beef, you can use ground turkey instead.

Nutritional information

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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.