Crafty Crescent Lasagna
- Meat Filling
- 1/2 lb bulk pork sausage
- 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
- 3/4 cup chopped onions
- 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
- 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
- Cheese Filling
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup small-curd cottage cheese
- 1 egg
- 2 cans (8 oz. each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz. each) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated flaky dough sheet
- 4 slices mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon sesame seed
In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage and beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. Drain. Stir in remaining meat filling ingredients; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.
Meanwhile, heat oven to 375 degrees F. In small bowl, mix cheese filling ingredients.
If using crescent rolls: Unroll both cans of dough into 4 long rectangles. On ungreased cookie sheet, place dough rectangles side by side; firmly press edges and perforations to seal. Press to form 15 x 13-inch rectangle.
If using dough sheets: Unroll both cans of dough. On ungreased cookie sheet, place dough rectangles side by side; firmly press edges to seal. Press to form 15 x 13-inch rectangle.
Spoon half of meat filling in 6-inch-wide strip lengthwise down center of dough to within 1 inch of short sides. Spoon cheese filling over meat filling; spoon remaining meat filling evenly over cheese filling. Arrange mozzarella cheese slices over filling.
Fold short sides of dough 1 inch over filling. Fold long sides of dough tightly over filling, overlapping edges in center 1/4 inch; firmly pinch center seam and ends to seal. Brush with milk; sprinkle with sesame seed.
Bake 23 to 27 minutes or until deep golden brown. High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 26 to 30 minutes.
From Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest Winner Betty Taylor, Dallas, TX
1 Serving: Calories 440 (Calories from Fat 230); Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 3.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g); Cholesterol 70mg; Sodium 970mg; Potassium 400mg; Total Carbohydrate 29g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 1g, Sugars 8g); Protein 22g
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