Lasagna is probably one of the most popular Italian dishes in America, and there’s a variety of choices, from the original meat lasagna to vegetable and shrimp. However, we usually don’t associate biscuits with the dish, but it’s actually a fun and different way to serve it.

Instead of layers of noodles and meat sauce, this recipe for Cheesy Biscuit Lasagna calls for biscuits filled with several cheeses to be placed on top of the red sauce, sprinkled with more cheese and baked. It’s simple and easy to make, but you still have that great Italian flavor.

CHEESY BISCUIT LASAGNA

1 pound ground beef

1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon sugar

1 (12-ounce) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1 cup cottage cheese

1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

1/2 teaspoon instant minced onions

1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large skillet, brown ground beef until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, pepper and sugar. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.

Separate dough into 10 biscuits; press or roll each biscuit to a 4-inch circle. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese parsley flakes, minced onion and basil; blend well.

Evenly divide cheese mixture into 10 portions and place one portion on each circle of dough. Fold dough in half over filling; press edges with a fork to seal.

Pour hot meat mixture into ungreased 13-by-9-inch (3-quart) baking dish; arrange filled biscuits on top. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Serves 5-6.

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