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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


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 300kcal