Simple Lasagna Burgers Recipe -
Simple Lasagna Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 31 mins

Simple Lasagna Burgers

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"Leftover Italian sausage and ricotta cheese combined with a craving for a juicy burger was the inspiration for this quick creation. For a little extra kick, use hot Italian sausage and add your favorite hot sauce to taste while mixing together the meats."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    16 mins

    31 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Mix the ground beef Italian sausage, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning. Form the mixture into 12 thin, wide patties. Place about 2 ounces of ricotta cheese in the middle of 6 patties. Place the remaining 6 patties over the ricotta topped patties, press down, and pinch the edges to seal the cheese in the center.
  3. Cook on the preheated grill until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 8 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  4. Place the cooked burgers on buns, then top with spaghetti sauce, Parmesan cheese, and spinach leaves.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2011

I cut this recipe in half. I did not use the full amount of red pepper, maybe just over a quarter teaspoon because I was feeding two kids. I also used drained "trim" cottage cheese in place of the ricotta only because a) it's cheaper and b) we like it better. Instead of parmesan on top, I melted deli mozzerella cheese over the top. I made a homemade marinara to go with. Since I'm eating lower-carb, I didn't eat mine on a bun, I just spooned a tablespoon or so of marinara on my patty and covered it with spinach leaves. We liked this pretty well, though doing the cheese in the middle of the burger was a pain and really seemed to serve no purpose. Maybe if it was to be mixed in to the actual burger?. I'll make this again, but I'll add more spices and maybe work out the filling of the burger a little better. Very clever dinner idea. I think this would work as a "sloppy joe", if you were to just brown the meat, add the spices and marinara and served them on broiled garlic butter buns, that would be good, too. NOTE: I did not grill my burgers, it's too cold. This worked just fine cooking it on my broiler pan.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 01, 2011

I really wanted to love these. I was so looking forward to the taste of lasagna in the heat of August. There is nothing wrong with this recipe. The patties were quite flavorful. We just thought the taste was really no different than any other pizza burger recipe we have had. The ricotta seemed to become almost tasteless and did not give the lasagna flavor that I was expecting.


6 Ratings

Aug 21, 2011

Really good burger...but tasted like a pizza burger not lasagana.the ricotta seemed to diappear

Apr 17, 2012

Interesting concept but I didn't like the ricotta cheese. I think mozzarella cheese would be better.

Aug 19, 2014

This recipe was meh at it's best. Didn't change a thing made it exactly as written. Will NOT be making this again.

Jan 28, 2013

I love this recipe, it is defiantly one of my husband's favorites! I usually saute the spinach with a little garlic and olive oil. So tasty!


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  • Calories
  • 593 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 33 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 37.2 g
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 1269 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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