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Barbecue Lasagna

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
  • Makes
    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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg


  • 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.
  • Spread about 1/4 cup barbecue sauce in a greased 13x9-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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 527 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1167mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein.

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  • MyMarchKids0407
    Feb 6, 2018

    I love bbq and this was a hit for me. Haven't made it in a long time, was just reminded of it while looking through saved recipes.

  • PrplMonky5
    Dec 14, 2017

    I cut this recipe in half and put it in an 8x8 pan. I used no-boil noodles for and it turned out fairly well (except for the edges, due to being dry). The is one of the dryer lasagnas. We don't like our lasagnas overly gooey but still felt that this could have used just a bit more sauce. Next time I'll make a little extra. Definitely a different taste. My husband thought it almost tasted like a sweet and sour sauce. I didn't pack the brown sugar because I didn't want it overly sweet like a previous reviewer mentioned, and I felt it was pretty good like that. Overall, a good, different meal that I'd make again.

  • jjarrington
    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.

  • clammergirl50
    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
    Mar 29, 2014

    my kids love this lasagna!!

  • mmmm..
    Sep 4, 2012

    Way tooo sweet!

  • jas1127
    Feb 28, 2012

    No comment left

  • ayp07
    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
    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
    Oct 6, 2011

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