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Lasagna in a Bun Recipe

These sandwiches provide the terrific taste of lasagna without the noodles without the noodles and time-consuming preparation. I often make them share at church dinners. Reba Albers, Long Island, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 small submarine or hoagie buns (8 inches)

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning and salt. Cook for 5 minutes or until heated through. Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup mozzarella, ricotta, egg white, Parmesan and remaining Italian seasoning; mix well.
  • 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.) Spoon meat mixture into buns; top with the cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Replace bun tops. Wrap each in heavy-duty foil. Place on a baking sheet.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 557 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 1,320 mg sodium, 74 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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