Make-Ahead Cheeseburger Lasagna

Bring the fabulous flavors of Italy to your dinner table with this cheesy beef lasagna that’s baked to perfection!

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 10 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 8
 

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 prepared mustard
1
egg
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
2
cups shredded Cheddar and American cheese blend (8 oz)
12
uncooked lasagna noodles
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup shredded lettuce
1
medium tomato, sliced
Dill pickle slices

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  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish and large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. In sprayed skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Add tomato sauce, water, ketchup and mustard; mix well. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Meanwhile, beat egg in medium bowl. Add ricotta cheese and 2 cups of the cheese blend; mix well.
  • 3 Spread 1 cup beef mixture in bottom of sprayed baking dish. Arrange 4 uncooked noodles over sauce. Spoon and spread half of ricotta cheese mixture over noodles; top with 1 1/2 cups beef mixture. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining 4 noodles, beef mixture and the 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4 When ready to bake, heat oven to 350°F. Bake lasagna, covered, for 45 minutes.
  • 5 Uncover baking dish; bake 25 to 35 minutes longer or until bubbly. Remove from oven. Cover with foil; let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  • 6 Just before serving, top with lettuce, tomato and pickle slices. If desired, serve with additional ketchup.
  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish and large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. In sprayed skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Add tomato sauce, water, ketchup and mustard; mix well. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Meanwhile, beat egg in medium bowl. Add ricotta cheese and 2 cups of the cheese blend; mix well.
  • 3 Spread 1 cup beef mixture in bottom of sprayed baking dish. Arrange 4 uncooked noodles over sauce. Spoon and spread half of ricotta cheese mixture over noodles; top with 1 1/2 cups beef mixture. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining 4 noodles, beef mixture and the 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4 When ready to bake, heat oven to 350°F. Bake lasagna, covered, for 45 minutes.
  • 5 Uncover baking dish; bake 25 to 35 minutes longer or until bubbly. Remove from oven. Cover with foil; let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  • 6 Just before serving, top with lettuce, tomato and pickle slices. If desired, serve with additional ketchup.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Serve the lasagna with toasted French bread slices and green grapes. Chocolate chip cookies are the perfect dessert.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
585
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
),
Cholesterol
135mg
135%;
Sodium
1220mg
1220%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
38%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.