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Easy Lasagna in a Bun Recipe

Easy Lasagna in a Bun Recipe

“This tasty recipe is always a hit because it’s a little different,” says Margaret Peterson of Forest City, Iowa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 hoagie buns
  • 3/4 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, soup mix, basil and oregano. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  • 2. Cut a thin slice off the top of each bun. Carefully hollow out bun bottoms, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the cottage cheese, egg and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese; spoon into buns. Top with meat mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Replace bun tops.
  • 4. Wrap each sandwich in heavy-duty foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 351 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 753 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.