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Make-Ahead Cheeseburger Lasagna

make-ahead cheeseburger lasagna Entree Italian
Make-Ahead Cheeseburger Lasagna
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 10 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 8

Bring an American twist to a comforting Italian dish with this cheesy beef lasagna that’s baked to perfection. Make-Ahead Cheeseburger Lasagna is an easy way to prep a satisfying meal the night before. The sky is the limit with toppings. Whatever your family loves on a cheeseburger will be amazing on this flavor-filled cheeseburger lasagna. Not to mention, there will be plenty of hearty leftovers to enjoy.

Updated November 4, 2020

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

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
585
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
1220mg
51%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
10g
Protein
38g
% 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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