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Lasagna Dip

Lasagna Dip is the perfect hot dip to bring to a party. Full of all the great things you love in a traditional lasagna but without the pasta (and all the work)!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lasagna dip
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 198kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef (I used beef with a lower fat content so there would be less grease)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 8 ounce container ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Baguette, sliced
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (garnish)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a non-stick saute pan, brown ground beef until cooked using a wooden spoon to break up the beef.
  • Once cooked, drain the excess grease and return the beef to the pan. 
  • Season the beef with Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir to combine and set aside off the heat to cool slightly.
  • While the beef cools, add ricotta cheese, Romano or Parmesan cheese, dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper to a large bowl and stir until well combined.
  • In a 1 quart baking dish, spread the ricotta mixture in an even layer to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Spread the cooled beef evenly over the top of the ricotta layer.
  • Spread marinara sauce evenly over the beef layer.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top of the dip.
  • Bake for 25 minutes (you can broil for the last minute or two if you want to brown the cheese slightly).
  • While it bakes, place the sliced baguette onto a sheet pan and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Place them into the oven on the bottom rack for the last 10 minutes of baking.
  • Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and serve immediately with sliced baguette.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 263mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 1.5mg