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)
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.
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.
Step 3: Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
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.
Step 6: Serve with a loaf of sliced sourdough bread for dipping.
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