Lasagna Dip

Hot, cheesy, meaty, savory and delicious, this Cheesy Lasagna Dip will easily become a crowd favorite. Serve with garlic bread for ultimate flavor!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 211 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef 93/7
  • 2 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste

cheese topping:

  • 2 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 6 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 loaf garlic bread toasted and cut into slices


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized cast iron skillet, saute onion in olive oil until mostly tender. Add in garlic and ground beef. Break apart beef as it browns.
  3. Reduce heat to low and add in marinara sauce, basil, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Should be very thick. If you’d like it thinner, add in more marinara if you have it or a splash of water.
  4. For the cheese topping, stir cream cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper and dried parsley together until combined. Dollop on top of the red sauce and bake for 15-20 minutes. 
  5. Remove from oven, top with fresh basil and serve with garlic bread.
  6. Optional step: stir the cheese mixture directly into the red sauce and bake. Top with basil and serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional info does not include garlic bread.

Nutrition Facts
Lasagna Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 684mg30%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 660IU13%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.