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Lasagna on a Bun

Baked Lasagna on a Bun

Two weeks ago I went through all of my magazines gathering dust, finally, to look for recipes in them and get rid of them. I came across one in Taste of Home for Lasagna on a Bun. I thought it was interesting and would give it a try. When I had it at dinner, I wasn’t extremely impressed but the whole family loved it. The next day I reheated one for lunch and this time dipped it in extra sauce and really liked it. I tend to like more sauce on things than my husband. I do think that next time I will butter the bread and add some garlic salt to it and toast it before adding the fillers to create a garlic bread base. I think that will add all the difference!

Baked Lasagna on a Bun

Lasagna on a Bun

Ingredients

  • 8 hoagie buns
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Make 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 (I put it in the freezer to use for breadcrumbs). Place buns on an ungreased baking sheet.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, garlic powder and Italian seasoning; heat through.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and half of the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Spoon meat sauce into buns; top with ricotta mixture. Cover loosely with foil.
  4. Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheeses; bake, uncovered, 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.

Comments

  1. I like the idea of making a garlic bread base before filling them. I will definitely be trying these!

  2. those look great!! my kids would love them. what is it about the next day that makes things taste better?? 🙂

  3. I want one. Now. That looks yummy!

  4. Anything Italian just tastes better the second day for some reason, doesn’t it?

  5. I love this – very creative and unique and it looks so tasty!

  6. What a unique way to eat lasagna. I love hot sandwiches, so this will be something I try soon!

  7. If you hadn’t called it lasagna, I think I would have thought it was sloppy joe. It looks good to me though!

  8. That looks delicious! Mmm all that cheese!

  9. That looks amazing! I guess it’s kind of like a meatball sandwich but 100 times better!

  10. Vanessa: thequeenofswag says:

    Wow that looks yummy and super easy to make!

  11. Wowza! This looks amazing!!

  12. You are so crafty and I love the brilliance here!! I would have NEVER thought of this on my own!!! Love it and Now I need to go whip it up, Pinning!!!

  13. This looks really yummy! I would never have thought of this! My boys would love it!

  14. My kids would go crazy if I served them this. I have to try this out especially as anything with bread, pasta and meat always win in my home!!

  15. That is so creative! Looks yummy!

  16. This is awesome! Plus my kids would love helping to make these!!

  17. What a great twist on an old recipe! I think my family would enjoy trying that 🙂

  18. This is wild! My kids would love it.

  19. This looks so good! You’re after my heart!

  20. This looks like a wonderful idea. I think my family would enjoy eating this for sure. 🙂 Thank you for sharing it with us.

  21. This is brilliant. I just need to find GF rolls…or get to making them!

  22. What a creative recipe! I definitely have to try it sometime.

  23. This is so interesting and looks like hearty comfort food!

  24. That looks pretty yummy & I don’t even eat beef.

  25. I’ve never seen anything like that but it looks amazing!!

  26. Wow This is brilliant. I want to try it.

  27. Okay, this a genius way to eat lasagna! Looks like it would reduce the mess too.

  28. This looks so good! I’ve had a lasagna craving lately.

  29. Ok this is completely new!! My husband would love it.

  30. Oh what a unique way to eat Lasagna, I love it. My husband would totally enjoy this.

  31. That sounds so good! Everyone in my family loves lasagna and garlic bread, so I’ll definitely have to try your recipe and the idea of toasting the garlic bread first. Thanks!

  32. This is kind of a fun variation from traditional lasagna. Looks good!

  33. What a great combination! I’d be very interested in giving this a try as it looks good!

  34. I never heard of this before. I love this idea!

  35. i love this idea! yumm

  36. This is a genius idea, my boys would gobble it up!

  37. Lasagna on a bun sounds super yummy!

  38. ellen beck says:

    I have made these for years and everyone loves them. We dont call it lasagna on a bun though!

  39. My husband would make himself sick with these — I know that man and he would soooo over eat on a dish like this. He’d love it!

  40. Interesting. I love the variation to traditional lasagna!

  41. shelly peterson says:

    This is a new idea! But looks so yummy! I think the kids will love this and will have to try it!