My mom used to make this crescent roll lasagna for us and everyone loved it. It's a fast, yummy alternative to normal lasagna and our most often requested recipe at potlucks. My husband loves spicier food so for him I put in more seasoning to make the meat pop. You can make it ahead of time; just refrigerate covered for up to 3 hours and then increase baking time to 25 to 30 minutes.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef and sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Add onion, tomato paste, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Let simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

  • Combine cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and egg in a bowl for filling.

  • Unroll 1 can of crescent rolls on an ungreased 15x13-inch cookie sheet and press the edges together to seal. Spread 1/2 of the meat mixture on top, to within 1 inch of the edge of the dough. Top with cheese filling. Spoon remaining meat mixture carefully on top. Place mozzarella cheese slices on top of the meat.

  • Unroll remaining crescent can and place dough on top, being careful to overlap the edges by about 1/4 inch. Pinch the edges to seal to prevent leaking. Brush dough with milk; sprinkle on sesame seeds.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use 3 tablespoons of minced dried onion instead of chopped fresh.

Use mozzarella slices that are about 7x4 inches.

Nutrition Facts

589.5 calories; protein 28g 56% DV; carbohydrates 39.3g 13% DV; fat 34.6g 53% DV; cholesterol 90.9mg 30% DV; sodium 1638mg 66% DV. Full Nutrition


Rating: 5 stars
Wow, this is really good. I used hot Italian sausage and cooked the onions with the meat. After draining it, I mixed the tomato paste, all the seasonings (which I did not measure) the parmesan cheese (more than called for) and the cottage cheese (which I did not cream). I did not add the egg only because I forgot and after tasting the meat mixture I did not think it needed it since I wasn't layering it. I thought it tasted like pizza not lasagna. Pizza or lasagna, either way we loved it and I will make it again. Thanks for the recipe. Read More