Crafty Crescent Lasagna

Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 60 min
Servings: 8

No need to get out the pasta pot with this re-invented traditional family favourite recipe!

Ingredients

Meat Filling

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Dash pepper

Cheese Filling

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 egg

Crust

  • 2 cans (8 count each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Original Crescents
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed

Method

  1. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C). In large skillet, cook beef and onions until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. Stir in tomato paste, parsley, basil, oregano, garlic, and pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Combine Parmesan cheese, cottage cheese and egg.
  4. Separate both cans of dough into 4 long rectangles. Place dough rectangles side by side on ungreased large baking sheet; seal perforations. Press to form 15x13-inch (38x33 cm) rectangle.
  5. Spoon half the meat filling in a 6-inch (15 cm) wide strip lengthwise down centre of dough to within 1-inch (2.5 cm) of short sides.
  6. Spoon cheese filling over meat filling; spoon remaining meat filling evenly over cheese filling.
  7. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top of meat filling. Fold short sides of dough 1-inch (2.5 cm) over filling.
  8. Fold long sides of dough tightly over filling, overlapping edges in centre 1/4-inch (6 mm); firmly pinch centre seam and ends to seal. Brush with milk; sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  9. Bake 23 to 27 minutes or until deep golden brown.

Expert Tips

  • Try substituting creamy ricotta cheese for cottage cheese in this scrumptious take on an old time classic.