10-Layer Poor Man's Lasagna Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Wildflour

I had to come up with a kid/adult friendly recipe to please everybody while my step-daughter was visiting. So this is what I did. We ALL LOVED this! It ended up making a lot, though, so you might want to make a half a recipe. I'll be taking this to the next potluck or family gathering that comes up! It was so good! It came out WAY better than I thought it would. I was quite surprised and happy! Hope you try it!

Top Review by Luv2CookHate2Clean

Lasagna is one of the few things that the entire family just loves. I liked that this one was a little simpler than the normal lasagna, but once I got into it, it was actually just as complicated. It just cooked a little less time. It was really good, though. The whole family loved it. I have a strange aversion to macaroni noodles in anything but a macaroni-type meal, so I went with a 12-oz box of whole grain penne instead. I also subbed ground turkey, as usual, and I cooked in a 9x13 pan. Other than that, I stuck fairly close to the recipe. I'll definitely keep this on our "make again" list, since it accomplishes the lasagna thing in less time than normal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown hamburger in frying pan with salt and pepper, oregano, Italian seasonings, onions and garlic until done.
  2. Drain grease.
  3. Stir in (drained) mushrooms and spaghetti sauce.
  4. Simmer on very low.
  5. Meanwhile, in small bowl, heat cream cheese in microwave until very soft. Stir in the sour cream and beef bouillon well. Set aside.
  6. Cook macaroni until just done or “al dente”. Drain well.
  7. In greased 4 quart roaster or crock pot, place (layer) 1/3 noodles, then 1/3 cream sauce, then 1/3 meat sauce, repeat 2 more times until ingredients are used up.
  8. Top with shredded Mexican blend cheese.
  9. Bake in 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 35 to 40 minutes until heated through and lightly bubbling.
  10. Let rest 5 or 10 minutes before serving.
  11. About 10-12 servings.
  12. Serve with garlic bread and a tossed salad.

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