Recipe: Easy Lasagna Dip

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Easy Lasagna Dip Recipe

Lasagna dip is my favorite recipe to make during a busy week and it’s always a big hit with everyone in my family. This recipe usually comes out right around back to school week, when we are all adjusting to our busy schedules. Sometimes I make the meat sauce the night before and just combine everything 15 minutes before dinnertime. I like that it works as an appetizer or a main meal, with some veggies on the side. My lasagna dip has a secret ingredient that makes the recipe that much more delicious – Shamrock Farms cottage cheese! If you are in the Arizona area, you can tour their working dairy farm and see firsthand their commitment to high-quality animal care. After our tour, I wouldn’t buy any other brand because I’m confident that their products go through rigorous purity testing and are packaged and shipped with care. For a chance to win a $100 gift card and Shamrock Farms products, scroll to the bottom for details! 


2 1/2 cups marinara sauce
1 large white onion (chopped)
1 garlic clove (chopped)
1 pound ground beef (cooked, drained)
2 tsp italian spices
1/2 cup Shamrock Farm’s cottage cheese
2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
1 tbsp parsley (chopped)
1 sourdough loaf (sliced)

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Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cook the ground beef, chopped garlic and chopped onion all together. Add 1 tsp of italian spices to the meat, while cooking. Add in the marinara sauce and remaining 1 tsp of italian spices and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Pour half of the meat sauce on the bottom of a large cast iron skillet.

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Step 2: Layer 1/2 cup of Shamrock Farms cottage cheese on top of the meat sauce. Add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese on top of the cottage cheese, followed by the remaining meat sauce. Shamrock Farms cottage cheese contains 13g of protein, which helps with energy and focus and keeps you fuller longer. It’s also low in calories and fat, high in bone-building calcium and low in carbohydrates. 

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Step 3: Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.

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Step 4: Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling, broiling for the last 2 minutes. Top with 1 tbsp of freshly chopped parsley. 

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Step 6: Serve with a loaf of sliced sourdough bread for dipping. 

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33 Responses

  1. I make something similar with left over sauce add green peppers & pepperoni for Pizza Dip.The kids fave lunch is Italian pinwheel with Tortillas spread cream cheese ,shredded lettuce,spritz of Italian dressing,ham,salami & cheese ,roll and slice .Another is White Chocolate Peanut Butter and banana roll ups and slice ..

  2. These pinwheel stay fresh in a container all day. And are still good early the next.We have even taken them in the boat and to the beach with us.

  3. One of my favorite back to school easy recipes, is using Ritz crackers! I put them on a baking sheet…top with a tiny bit of pizza or spaghetti sauce…a pepperoni…and shredded cheese. I bake just until the cheese melts about 350! Does not take long! So easy for a quick and easy back to school snack! Our little one loves these!
    I cannot wait to make your dip! That looks so amazing…lasagna is my favorite food 🙂

  4. One of my favorite recipes on the Shamrock Farms website is the Beefy Sour Cream Noodle Bake. It takes 15 minutes of prep time, perfect for hectic week nights!

  5. I dip chicken in honey mustard and coat with french fried onions and bake. It is a great quick and easy weeknight meal. Perfect for those busy school nights!

  6. Sticking with the Italian theme we like to make calzones on busy nights. It makes it super easy to customize for each persons likes!

    That lasagna dip looks so good! I never thought of doing a “dip” as a main dish. Such a good idea!

  7. We love anything instant pot for back to school. Super easy favorite- chicken adobo– 4ish lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup white vinegar, 5 cloves of garlic– high pressure/manual for 15 min if fresh, 30-40min frozen. Shred, serve over rice or naan bread w/ steamed broccoli.

  8. That looks yummy. My favorite back to school meal is an Israeli couscous dish with roasted brussel sprouts and shredded rotisserie chicken mixed in and topped with bacon. Easy and so good!

  9. Thinking about school starting has me looking go reward to fall crock pot meals. Taco chili is great for back to school! 1 lb of ground beef or chicken seasoned generously with garlic&onion powder), 2 cans of black beans & 2 cans of pinto beans (not drained), 28oz can of petite diced tomato (not drained), can tomato sauce, 2 packets taco season, chili powder and salt to taste, bag frozen corn optional

  10. My go to recipe is a spaghetti bake. It can be made ahead and frozen. The kids love it and it’s filled with delicious cheeses

  11. My favorite back to school recipe is homemade sloppy joes with toasted bread buns and a honey dijon mustard sauce.

  12. Wow! That looks amazing! I have always loved lasagna and I think it’s awesome that you shared this recipe. It’s perfect for parties and gatherings. This is definitely a great way to enjoy the flavors of a classic lasagna recipe!

  13. This is something that the kids will enjoy! I think lasagna is packed with flavor so it’s perfect if you turn it into a dip! Love this and I can’t wait to give it a try! Maybe on our next movie night!

  14. We luv Mexican food!!! and of course tacos are usually our go to meal during school nights but I saw a recipe on their website that I can’t wait to try, I think my family will be very happy with the Shamrock Farms Potato Poppers. Thank you for the chance to win!

  15. Oven baked macaroni and cheese with diced ham is a favorite in our house, especially with that golden brown layer of cheese on top.

  16. I like the cheesy hot dog recipe because all i have to do is build it and put it in the oven to cook

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Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.