Crescent Heart-Topped Lasagna Casserole

Crescent Heart-Topped Lasagna Casserole
Preparation time
35 mins
Cooking time
70 mins
Easy Recipes
6 people

Crescent Heart-Topped Lasagna Casserole.

Flaky garlic bread hearts bake right on top of this lasagna-style casserole for a special all-in-one meal that will satisfy the heartiest of appetites.


Crescent Heart-Topped Lasagna Casserole


  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1 jar (24 oz) tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups uncooked mini lasagna (mafalda) noodles (6 oz)
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen cut broccoli, slightly thawed
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is browned and thoroughly cooked; drain. Add tomato pasta sauce and water; mix well. Heat to boiling. Add noodles; return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese and broccoli.
  3. Spoon about half of beef mixture into ungreased 12×8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon and slightly spread ricotta cheese mixture over top. Sprinkle with Italian cheese blend and Parmesan cheese. Top with remaining beef mixture.
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  5. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate dough into 4 rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.
  6. Form 2 stacked rectangles by placing 1 rectangle on top of another. Starting with both short sides of each rectangle, roll up sides so rolls meet in center. Cut each roll into 6 slices. Pinch bottom edge of each slice to form heart shape. Place over warm beef mixture. Brush hearts with butter; sprinkle with garlic powder.
  7. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until hearts are deep golden brown.

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