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Creamy Lasagna Casserole

Satisfy your gang with this casserole sent in by Shelly Korell. The Eaton, Colorado reader whips up a rich combination or cream cheese, sour cream and cheddar cheese that she layers with lasagna noodles and a beefy sauce.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2 casseroles (4-6 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 12 to 14 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add the sour cream, 1 cup cheddar cheese and onions; mix well.
  • Spread about 1/2 cup meat sauce into each of two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Place two to three noodles in each dish, trimming to fit as necessary. Top each with about 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture and 2/3 cup meat sauce. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheddar cheese over each.
  • Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 1 month. Bake remaining casserole, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
  • To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator for 18 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until heated through.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese and sour cream are not recommended for this recipe.

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  • Jellybean
    Jun 25, 2016

    I made this recipe to split with my mom. I made one with ground beef and one with turkey since she doesn't like beef. I dislike cottage cheese and ricotta so this recipe is perfect. I did add mozzarella with the cheddar. I had salad and garlic bread on the side. Yum.

  • fitol2009
    Oct 24, 2014

    Beyond yummy!

  • jdanz2010
    Dec 5, 2013

    Instead of making 2 lasagnas, I put the whole thing in a 9x11 pan. I find it needs a little extra sauce, so I just put a little of whatever pasta sauce I have on hand over the top. I freeze leftovers in single serve portions. It freezes very well and keeps in the freezer a long time.

  • Nan Mock
    Sep 5, 2013

    I substituted mozzarella for the cheddar, and my family loved it! They are not fans of traditional lasagna because of the ricotta & cottage cheese so this recipe is awesome. This one will be made often!

  • amj78
    Jan 23, 2013

    So yummy! My family loved it.

  • blessed59
    Jan 20, 2013

    We love making lasagna this way. We don't use as much cream cheese, however. This recipe is so creamy!

  • TELLMEAGAIN76
    Jan 16, 2013

    A...MAZING

  • jenmontiel
    Jan 2, 2013

    Super Yum! Made this for my boyfriend and we both loved it. The onion was a surprise and it was really good. Had to use just one onion instead of 4 and less sour cream but more cream cheese which makes a difference! Will do it again for sure!

  • luvableme10
    Nov 5, 2011

    The perfect blend of cream, cheese, and sauce!!!! my children love it! I have made this dish for many people and everyone has good reviews! I use Turkey meat and low fat ingrediants and its still AMAZING!!!

  • pattysmom28
    Sep 30, 2011

    This is hands down our FAVORITE lasagna recipe! Have made it 2 weeks in a row and gobbled it up both times!