Lasagna Burger

Submitted by Karen Burkett


About the cook: I'ma mother of five children who all seem to have different food preferences, so I love to experiment with different ingredients to find something they all will love.

About the dish: All the delicious flavors of lasagna packed into a garlic bread "bun". Easy to make, and easy for on the go eating



National Origin: Italian

Serves: 4

Estimated Time: Under 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

½ cup Softened Butter
¼ cup Mayonnaise
1 tsp Minced Garlic
½ tsp Garlic Powder
½ tsp Paprika
⅛ cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp Fresh Parsley
4 French rolls-cut horizontally
1 lb Italian Sausage
4 Slices fresh mozzarella cheese
3 oz Ricotta Cheese
3 oz Shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Chopped Fresh Basil
Marinara Sauce
Whole Fresh Basil Leaves

Preparation:

Combine first 7 ingredients and spread on the french rolls. Broil for 4-5 minutes. Meanwhile form the Italian sausage into 4 patties. Place patties in skillet on medium heat and fry until done- internal temp should be 160 degrees. Combine ricotta, Parmesan and chopped basil in a bowl. Spread cheese mixture on the patties, top with a slice of fresh mozzarella and cover with a lid and reduce heat to low until the cheese melts-2-3 minutes. Spread marinara on the garlic bread. Top with the cheesy burger patties and basil leaves and enjoy.

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