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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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