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Lasagna Dip and Tuttorosso Tomatoes

Lasagna Dip has a creamy layer of cheese on the bottom, a thick tomato-Italian sausage sauce, and lots of melted mozzarella cheese on top.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 300kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1/2 a medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can Tuttorosso plum tomatoes, drained
  • 3 tablespoons Tuttorosso tomato paste
  • 1 cup cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Cook ground Italian sausage and onion in a medium nonstick pan until pork is no longer pink, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.
  • Add garlic, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute.
  • Roughly chop the tomatoes and add them and any juices to the pan along with the tomato paste. Stir to combine.
  • Simmer until thickened.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together cottage cheese, egg, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Spread cottage cheese mixture along bottom of a 9-inch cast iron skillet or a greased baking dish.
  • Top with 1 cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  • Pour tomato mixture evenly on top of cheese.
  • Sprinkle remaining Mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Place in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • Optional- Broil for 2 to 3 minutes to brown cheese.
  • Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal