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Million-Dollar Lasagna

Million-Dollar Lasagna
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

This ultra-decadent dinner finally answers the question, “Can a lasagna have swagger?” (The answer is yes.) The rich layers of cheese, beef and creamy tomato sauce taste like a million bucks. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)
1
container (16 oz) cottage cheese
4
oz cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
egg, slightly beaten
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ tomato basil pasta sauce or marinara sauce
1/4
cup heavy whipping cream
9
oven-ready lasagna noodles
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir together 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, the cottage cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, pepper flakes, garlic and egg.
  • 3
    Spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce in bottom of baking dish.
  • 4
    Heat 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned; drain. Stir in remaining pasta sauce and whipping cream.
  • 5
    Place 3 lasagna noodles over sauce in baking dish. Spread half of cheese mixture over noodles. Spoon 1 cup of the beef sauce over the cheese. Repeat with 3 noodles, remaining cheese mixture and 1 cup of the beef sauce. Top with remaining noodles and beef sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  • 6
    Cover tightly with foil; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 12 to 15 minutes longer or until cheese is browned and edges of pan are bubbling. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.

Expert Tips

  • Ricotta cheese can be substituted for the cottage cheese in this recipe.
  • Look for oven-ready lasagna noodles in the dried pasta section in the grocery store.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
15g
73%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
7g
Protein
36g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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