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Three-Cheese Lasagna Recipe
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With all the flavors of lasagna with none of the layering, this recipe is as easy as it is delicious.—Del Mason of Martensville, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 package (6.4 ounces) lasagna dinner mix
  • 2-1/4 cups hot water
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 384 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1012mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 34g protein .

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in pasta from the dinner mix, contents of seasoning mix, water, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms and onions. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-13 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Transfer to two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months.
  4. Cover and bake the remaining casserole 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
  5. To use frozen casserole: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles (4 servings each).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Hamburger Helper Lasagna Dinner Mix.
Originally published as Three-Cheese Lasagna in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p64

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.


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chalet29615 User ID: 4091411 163749
Reviewed May. 8, 2009

"The lasagna dinner mix would be something like Hamburger Helper....."

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lisatatro User ID: 1335870 94859
Reviewed May. 8, 2009

"What is the lasagna dinner mix? Where would you find that in the store?"

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lcronan User ID: 1651827 163875
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"I would ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese. It lends much more flavor to the dish."

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