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lasagna dip
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Lasagna Dip

Lasagna dip is a seriously cheesy dip recipe that's perfect for any holiday, party, or gathering. Think of it as lasagna without the noodles!
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 35 minutes
Fat 36
Carbs 11
Protein 48
Yield 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2.5 cups shredded mozzarella divided
  • 16 oz. whole milk ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. mild Italian sausage
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 24 oz. jar of marinara sauce
  • 6 leaves fresh basil sliced thinly

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF and spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • In a bowl mix together parmesan, 1.5 cups of mozzarella, and ricotta. Set aside. 
  • Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add olive oil. 
  • Then, add ground beef and Italian sausage and saute until beef is fully browned. 
  • Next, add minced garlic, onion, dried spices, salt, and pepper and cook until garlic becomes fragrant-- about 1 minute. 
  • Add the jar of marinara sauce and bring to a simmer.
  • Spread ⅓ of the meaty marinara sauce onto the bottom of the greased baking dish.  
  • Next, dollop spoonfuls of the ricotta mixture on top of the meat mixture, using around ⅓ of the cheese. 
  • Repeat 2 more times.
  • For the top layer, sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and then dollop the rest of the ricotta mixture. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese melts and is bubbly.
  • Before serving, top with thin slices of fresh basil. Serve with pasta chips, fresh bread, or crostini.

Tips & Notes

  • We used mild Italian sausage, but hot could also be used to kick it up a notch. 
  • Another way to spice up this dip is to add crushed red pepper to the mix of spices used.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 632kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 36g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g