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Chili Cheese Lasagna-Mayo Clinic Health System

Make-Ahead Chili & Cheese Lasagna

Time Prep: 30 minutes

Total: 1 hour 40 minutes

Servings Total: 12 servings

What You Need:

1lb. lean ground beef

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce

¼ cup water

1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed

1 green pepper, finely chopped

¾ cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa

1 Tbsp. chili powder

2 tsp. ground cumin

9 lasagna noodles, cooked

1-1/2cups BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN 2% Milkfat Low Fat Cottage Cheese

1 package (8 oz.) KRAFT Mexican Style Shredded Four Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA


Make It:

BROWN meat with garlic in large skillet. Add next 7 ingredients; stir. Simmer 5 min., stirring occasionally.

SPREAD 2 cups meat sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with layers of 3 noodles, 1/2 cup each cottage cheese and shredded cheese, and 2 cups of the remaining meat sauce. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining shredded cheese. Cool. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze up to 2 months. Refrigerate overnight to thaw.

HEAT oven to 375°F. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish; cover with foil. Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 1 hour. Let stand 10 min. before cutting to serve.



Lean ground beef

Spaghetti sauce

Black beans

Green pepper

Thick 'n chunky salsa

Low fat cottage cheese

Kraft Mexican Style Shredded Four Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPIA

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Chili pepper

Ground cumin

Lasagna noodles



Calories:  300

Cholesterol:  45mg

Dietary fiber:  5g

Vitamin A:  20% DV

Iron:  15% DV

Total fat:  11g

Sodium:  630mg

Sugars:  4g

Vitamin C:  10% DV

Saturated fat:  5g

Carbohydrate:  28g

Protein:  20g

Calcium:  20% DV



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