Blue Cheese Lasagna

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The blue cheese in this recipe lends a creamy quality to the cottage cheese layer and only a subtle, pleasant touch of flavor. There is no mozzarella in this non-traditional lasagna that will have your guests waiting for the recipe handout. (Have it ready!) I have the habit of making way too much lasagna, so this recipe is perfect for keeping my portions under control for our now-empty nest with minimal leftovers. I believe this would work well in a slow cooker, but haven't tried it yet. Don't be afraid of the blue cheese flavor overpowering this recipe - it doesn't!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x5-inch loaf pan

Ingredients

  • cooking spray

Sauce:

  • ½ pound ground beef

  • ½ pound lean ground pork

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Cheese Layer:

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 (12 ounce) box no-boil lasagna noodles

  • 6 slices provolone cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Coat the inside of a glass 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and pork in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix spaghetti sauce and brown sugar into beef-pork mixture until sauce is well blended.

  3. Combine cottage cheese, blue cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, and oregano in a bowl.

  4. Spread enough sauce into the bottom of the loaf pan to reach 1-inch depth. Break 2 lasagna noodles to fit the length of the loaf pan, slightly overlapping. Spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture over noodle layer. Layer 3 slices provolone, slightly overlapping, over cheese layer. Sprinkle 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese over provolone cheese. Repeat layering with the remaining ingredients ending in a layer of sauce.

  5. Place the loaf pan on the prepared baking sheet and top loaf pan loosely with a piece of aluminum foil.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and cooked through, about 1 1/2 hours. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

601 Calories
35g Fat
35g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 601
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 19g 94%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 1153mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 554mg 43%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 544mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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