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Make-Ahead Cheeseburger Lasagna

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  • 40 min prep time
  • 10 hr 10 min total time
  • 14 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Bring the fabulous flavors of Italy to your dinner table with this cheesy beef lasagna that’s baked to perfection!

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

Steps

  • 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

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
585
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
1220mg
51%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Protein
38g
38%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
38%
38%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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