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Crescent Heart-Topped Lasagna Casserole

Crescent Heart-Topped Lasagna Casserole
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 6
Flaky garlic bread hearts bake right on top of this lasagna-style casserole for a special all-in-one meal that will satisfy the heartiest of appetites.
Updated October 22, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1 jar (24 oz) tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups uncooked mini lasagna (mafalda) noodles (6 oz)
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 box (9 oz) frozen cut broccoli, slightly thawed
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count) or 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is browned and thoroughly cooked; drain. Add tomato pasta sauce and water; mix well. Heat to boiling. Add noodles; return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese and broccoli.
  • 3
    Spoon about half of beef mixture into ungreased 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon and slightly spread ricotta cheese mixture over top. Sprinkle with Italian cheese blend and Parmesan cheese. Top with remaining beef mixture.
  • 4
    If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate dough into 4 rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.
  • 5
    Form 2 stacked rectangles by placing 1 rectangle on top of another. Starting with both short sides of each rectangle, roll up sides so rolls meet in center. Cut each roll into 6 slices. Pinch bottom edge of each slice to form heart shape. Place over warm beef mixture. Brush hearts with butter; sprinkle with garlic powder.
  • 6
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until hearts are deep golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
710
Calories from Fat
300
Total Fat
33g
51%
Saturated Fat
14g
69%
Trans Fat
3g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
1370mg
57%
Potassium
780mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
70g
23%
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
Sugars
18g
Protein
34g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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