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Make-Ahead Chili & Cheese Lasagna

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12 servings

Here's everything you love in a beefy, cheesy make-ahead lasagna—and everything you love in a beefy, cheesy chili too!

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  • Brown meat with garlic in large skillet. Add next 7 ingredients; stir. Simmer 5 min., stirring occasionally.
  • Spread 2 cups meat sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with layers of 3 noodles, 1/2 cup each cottage cheese and shredded cheese, and 2 cups of the remaining meat sauce. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining shredded cheese. Cool. Wrap tightly in foil. Freeze up to 2 months. Refrigerate overnight to thaw.
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Unwrap lasagna, leaving just top covered with foil. Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 1 hour. Let stand 10 min. before cutting to serve.
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Healthy Living

Save 40 calories and 4g of total fat, including 2g of sat fat, per serving by preparing with extra-lean ground beef and 1 pkg. (7 oz.) KRAFT Mexican Style 2% Milk Finely Shredded Four Cheese, adding 1/3 cup, instead of the suggested 1/2 cup, shredded cheese to each layer.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.


If you only have 1 (13x9-inch) baking dish and want to free it up for other uses, line the empty dish with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Assemble lasagna in prepared dish; cover with additional foil. Freeze until firm. Use foil handles to lift lasagna from dish; rewrap. Freeze up to 2 months. When ready to serve, unwrap lasagna and place in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with foil. Thaw overnight in refrigerator, then bake as directed.


  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
Calories 280
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 630mg
Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary fiber 5g
Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • donrymple |

    I made this recipe for dinner tonight. It was very good. Have some leftover and I am looking forward to finishing it because this kind of dinner gets better the second time around. I like the make-ahead idea for a future dinner party.

  • Elroy_Jetson |

    Wow. Never thought of this - I make my own awesome four-bean chili. Usually, we will refrigerate any leftovers and eat for a couple of days. You know it is always better then. Could you just imagine using it to make this lasagna? Gonna give it a try!

  • wkayb |

    This was great I would definitely make this again and would try it with sour cream the next time around.