Sunday, August 1, 2010

Crafty Crescent Lasagna

I am always looking for something new to try for dinner. It seems like we do the same things over and over again and it gets boring!

Back several years ago, we were living in a different house in a different state, and a neighbor made us dinner because we had just had a new baby!  We enjoyed the dinner and I begged asked her nicely for the recipe( actually several times). I never got that recipe from her, but over the years I remembered that dinner and would hope to find the recipe.

Recently I did a google search for it and I got this recipe. I think she must have used something different for the crust, but I am not sure. It is not exactly the same(at least from my memory), but it was still good. It seemed as though most of my family enjoyed it.


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 seamless dough sheet
  • 2 (7x4-inch) slices mozzarella cheese ( I used shredded mozzarella instead)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed  


1. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage and beef until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink, stirring frequently; drain. Stir in remaining meat filling ingredients; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.

2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix cheese filling ingredients. Unroll both cans of dough. Place dough rectangles side by side, on ungreased cookie sheet (if using crescent dough, firmly press edges and perforations to seal). Press to form 15x13-inch rectangle.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Bake 23 to 27 minutes or until deep golden brown.

I made two of these. Since some of the kids do not like Sesame Seeds, I made one of them without.  I will definitely make this again sometime!




croleyc69 said...

That sounds really yummy !!! I love trying new things plus it's easy & I'm all for that.

Hoping you have a wonderful day !! Thanx for sharing. :)


Trennia said...

Sounds really good I'll have to try it! Thanks Karen!

Jenilee said...

yum yum yum! looks like a great family dinner recipe :)

Sarita Boyette said...

That looks so good! I want to try it soon. Thanks for sharing!

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Susan said...

Wow it looks and sounds yummy. I think I will have to try this one.