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Barbecue Lasagna Recipe

Barbecue Lasagna Recipe

This hearty dish is a nice change of pace from more traditional lasagna. The barbecue flavor is fantastic!—Hazel Selle, Hartford, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 6 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 egg


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. For barbecue sauce, in a large saucepan, combine the next 13 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Spread about 1/4 cup barbecue sauce in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles and half of the beef. Spread with half of the remaining barbecue sauce; sprinkle with half of the mozzarella, cheddar and Colby cheeses. Repeat layers.
  • 3. Combine cottage cheese and egg; spoon evenly over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 527 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1167mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein.

Reviews for Barbecue Lasagna

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jjarrington User ID: 8784071 244458
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"I absolutely love this lasagna and get rave reviews whenever I make it ; and I have adjusted the recipe slightly as the 1st time I made it I thought it was too dry. So I use: 1 1/2-2 cups ketchup, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 cup brown sugar. I also use 1.5 cups of cottage cheese for the topping."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4966424 89292
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"awesome. perfect for a unique 4th of july celebration. Everyone Loved it and went back for seconds. It is traditional for us each year to make now. My family looks forward to his and raves to their friends about this unusual dish."

fatcat3 User ID: 2809880 65148
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"my kids love this lasagna!!"

mmmm.. User ID: 6379270 56166
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"Way tooo sweet!"

ayp07 User ID: 6508826 135877
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"I loved this dish! If you like sweet tasting barbecue you will enjoy this too. I added 1/3 cup cilantro for added flavor to the sauce mix. PERFECTION!"

nicholewikel User ID: 5949945 96482
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"This recipe was not at all the different my family and I were looking for. Do not waste your time."

Lori Irelan User ID: 4065478 71181
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"I know the concept of BBQ and Italian together seems odd but this lasagna truly has an amazing flavor!"

allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 141455
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"This is definitely a twist on Lasagna. I am SO glad I tried it though my husband LOVED it SO much we almost ate the entire dish! All the spices and everything that go into making the BBQ sauce go together so well. I will definitely be making this often.... Thank you for the WONDERFUL idea!!!"

maley001 User ID: 84625 47342
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"Great for a change of pace....different favors than a regular Italian lasagna....better as leftovers....definitely will prepared again....enjoyed by everyone."

HRoady User ID: 2598145 49312
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Great recipe! My husband loves this."

Seminoles User ID: 1412865 89759
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"Great recipe! Don't make this when you've got a craving for regular lasagna because it's totally different, but I was in the mood for something new so this fit the bill. It was even better the next day as leftovers."

dmullin99 User ID: 2882510 71166
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2009

"AMAZING!!! The only change I made was to use a can of tomato sauce instead of ketchup. Thanks for the recipe!!! My 3year old loved it!"

facetious User ID: 3167025 65147
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2009

"This is yummy."

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