Lasagna in a Bun
- 6 crusty submarine, hoagie, or french buns (8 inches)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup spaghetti sauce
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Adapted from realmomkitchen.com
1.Preheat oven to 350°.
2.Cut 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. You are making a nice tunnel to hold of the meat and cheese.
3.Place buns on an ungreased 9 x 13 baking dish.
4.In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink; drain.
5.Add spaghetti sauce, garlic powder and Italian seasoning to the cooked meat and combine; heat through.
6.Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and ½ cup of the cheddar cheese and ½ cup mozzarella cheese.
7.Spoon meat mixture into buns; top each with spoonful of ricotta mixture.
8.Cover loosely with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
9.Sprinkle tops with remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheeses; bake, uncovered, 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serves 6.