Sara Lee
Lasagna made with bread slices, ground beef, Italian sausage, cheese and spices

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Artesano Grilled Cheese Lasagna Recipe

Replace noodles with thick sliced Sara Lee Artesano Bread for a fun riff on a classic casserole.

30+ Minutes


  • 18 slices Sara Lee® Artesano™ Bakery Bread
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • ½ pound Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 ounces pasta sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 cups Ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten


Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium pan, brown beef, sausage, onion and garlic over medium-high heat until meat is cooked through. Drain any fat.
Stir in pasta sauce, tomato paste and Italian seasoning. Simmer 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine 2 cups Mozzarella, Ricotta, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, parsley and egg.
Spread 1 cup meat sauce on bottom of a 9x13 pan. Place 6 slices of bread on top of the sauce. Layer with ⅓ of the cheese mixture and 1 cup of meat sauce. Repeat two more times, layering bread, then cheese, then sauce.
Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle remaining 2 cups Mozzarella and ¼ Parmesan cheeses on top and bake an additional 15 minutes, or until browned and bubbly. Broil 2-3 minutes to brown and until crisp on the top.

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