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Baked Lasagna in a Bun

My family loves the meat sauce and cheese tucked into bread for this baked lasagna. Add a crisp salad for a complete meal. — Cindy Morelock, Afton, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 submarine or hoagie buns (8 inches)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Make a 2-in.-wide V-shaped cut in the center of each bun to within 1 inch of bottom. Remove cut portion and save for another use. Place buns on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles, 6-8 minutes; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, garlic powder and Italian seasoning; heat through.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and half of the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Spoon meat sauce into buns; top with ricotta mixture. Cover loosely with foil.
  • Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheeses; bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 650 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1170mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 33g protein.
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  • BURKESFAM2
    Oct 12, 2014

    GREAT, WE LOVE THEM.

  • mscjtroy
    Aug 15, 2014

    Delicious! Good even cold the next day

  • Angel182009
    Oct 17, 2013

    This was delicious and my husband, who is not a big fan of lasagna, loved it! The only thing I did different was not hollowing out the bread but it still turned out great and we ate it like a sub. I used a fork to bc it got a little messy. This will definitely be put on the weekly menu more often.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Jul 29, 2013

    I made this for dinner last week and everyone enjoyed it. It has a good garlic flavor. I used cottage cheese which is less expensive than ricotta cheese. I'm not a big fan of Italian seasoning so I only used about 1 teaspoon of it.

  • dlyn9smith
    Jul 21, 2013

    I had leftover Spaghetti sauce with meatballs I had made, so I used that in place of the ground beef and sauce. I put the Italian seasoning and garlic powder in my ricotta cheese mixture. I put a spoonful of the ricotta mixture in the hollowed out bun, cut the meatballs in half and laid them on top of the ricotta, spooned some sauce on top, more ricotta, and sauce to cover. I baked it as directed. It was nice and creamy, and I liked having meatballs, instead of ground beef.

  • jenniferp83352
    Jul 12, 2013

    It was a super simple dinner-- I used fat-free ricotta, and reduced calorie cheddar and mozzarella to lighten it up a bit, but my family loved it!

  • gusbella
    Nov 16, 2012

    it was ok I don't think I will make again.

  • thinmama40
    Oct 18, 2011

    My entire family enjoyed and even asked that I make it again!!

  • bjsilve0
    Sep 26, 2011

    Cut this down for two. It was wonderful and we can finally enjoy Lasagna for two.

  • JulieMarae
    Apr 16, 2011

    These were good. Next time I'd cut down on the ricotta mixture but otherwise they are great! Thanks for the recipe.