~ Cheesy Bacon Lovers Lasagna ~ The Bomb!

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Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This lasagna is one pan of awesomeness! Not lacking calories, mind you! LOL

I had stocked up on several packages of bacon when on sale and wanted to use some of it up. I had no bake lasagna noodles that kept falling out of the cupboard at me, and the kids asked for lasagna. I had no ricotta which I usually always add, but had plenty of cheddar and mozzarella. So, this is what I created.
I will definitely be making it again. Bigger!

It may never win a prize on this site, but I won big with my family. That's what counts with me. I do hope you try it sometime! It's the bomb!

Enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6 - 8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 lb
lean ground beef
salt
& pepper to taste
1 large
onion, chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp
chunky garlic paste or minced garlic
1 1/2 Tbsp
italian herb paste or can use dried italian seasoning
24 oz
delgrosso pepperoni flavored pasta sauce or your favorite. i was going to make homemade, but decided not this time
26 - 28 oz
thick sliced bacon - baked on foil in the oven until not quite crisp as it will crisp up more as it cools - reserve 13 nice strips and crumble the rest for the sauce
14. 5 oz
can - red pack - diced tomatoes, drained
2 1/2 c
each - whole milk fresh shredded mozzarella cheese & fresh shredded sharp cheddar cheese ( reserve 1/2 cup of each for topping )
9
no cook lasagna noodles

How to Make ~ Cheesy Bacon Lovers Lasagna ~ The Bomb!

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cook your bacon at 375 degree F. for 20 - 25 minutes, on foil lined sheet pan. Drain on paper towels.
  • 2Mix the cheeses together. Reserving 1 cup. Cover & set aside.
  • 3Heat oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat, add ground beef, onion, salt, pepper, Italian herb paste and garlic paste. Cook and stir until onion is tender and ground beef is no longer pink.

    Reserve 12 - 13 slices of bacon and crumble the rest into ground beef mixture.
  • 4Add the sauce and drained tomatoes. Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring often.
  • 5Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

    Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish or grease.

    Spread 1 cup sauce on bottom of dish. Lay 3 noodles over sauce, opposite of the length of the dish, they should fit perfectly.
  • 6Spread about 3/4 cup sauce over noodles and lay 3 slices of bacon over sauce.
  • 7Next, sprinkle evenly with half of the cheese mix. A little more sauce and 3 more noodles.

    Spread another cup of sauce, remainder of cheese, 3 more slices of bacon.
  • 8Lastly 3 more noodles. Spread top with remaining sauce and 6 - 7 slices of bacon. Sprinkle evenly with reserved cheese. Sprinkle with dried parsley.

    Cover with foil and bake for 30 - 35 minutes.
  • 9Remove foil and place back into oven for another 12 0 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and lasagna is bubbling.
  • 10Leave set for about 5 minutes before serving. This gives the lasagna time to set up.

    Serve with a salad and garlic bread and you have one awesome dinner.

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About ~ Cheesy Bacon Lovers Lasagna ~ The Bomb!

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pork, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy