Kraft: Make Ahead Chili Cheese Lasagna

Pasta is one of my favorite dishes, no matter how it’s made. Kraft has the best recipes for every type of pasta dish. One of my favorites is the Make Ahead Chili Cheese Lasagna. Yum!

Make Ahead Chili Cheese Lasagna

  • 1 lb. 450 g extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 jar (645 mL pasta sauce)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can (19 fl oz/540 mL black beans, rinsed)
  • 1 green pepper (finely chopped)
  • 3/4 cup thick and chunky salsa
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 9 lasagna noodles (cooked)
  • 1-1/2 cups low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 cups Cracker Barrel Shredded Tex Mex Cheese
  1. Brown meat with garlic in large skillet.
  2. Add next 7 ingredients; stir.
  3. Simmer 5 min., stirring occasionally.
  4. Spread 2 cups meat sauce onto bottom of 13×9-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.
  5. Repeat layers twice.
  6. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
  7. Cool.
  8. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
  9. reeze up to 2 months.
  10. Refrigerate overnight to thaw.
  11. Heat oven to 375ยฐF.
  12. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish; cover with foil.
  13. Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 1 hour.
  14. Let stand 10 min. before cutting to serve.


  1. Debbie White Beattie March 22, 2016 at 1:14 am

    WOW This looks and sounds so yummy. We love spicy food so I’ll have to try this

    1. Matt October 31, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Looks delicious!

  2. Stacy Scott December 11, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Omgosh, This Looks and sounds Delicious . I am a huge Lasagna Lover, but never had made it like this. I cannot wait to give this recipe a try! Thank you for sharing =)

    1. Jodi - Site Author December 13, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      It is so yummy! Let me know once you try it what you thought ๐Ÿ™‚

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *