Lasagna Dip

Seriously simple to make and absolutely delicious to munch on. This lasagna dip will have your guests coming back for more!

Lasagna Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously simple to make and absolutely delicious to munch on.

Welcome to Day #5 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes.

This recipe is amazing. It’s so good I could barely stop eating it long enough to take photos. It’s *THAT* good. I used my friend Kate of Diethood’s Lasagna Dip recipe for inspiration. The girl knows her stuff, so I knew she would help guide me in the right direction.  I decided to add herbs to the cream cheese portion, it is not only pretty to look at it but it rocked the taste buds. Which always makes me happy. Rocking your taste buds is a good thing to do, daily if possible.

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Seriously simple to make and absolutely delicious to munch on. This lasagna dip will have your guests coming back for more!
Recipe type: appetizer
For the Herbed Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 1 package (8 oz) of cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ teaspoon of basil
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
For the Saucey Layer:
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ sweet onion, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely or minced
  • ½ pound of ground beef
  • 1 cup of spaghetti sauce
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the Cheesy Layer:
  • 1 and ½ cups of mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
For the Herbed Cream Cheese Layer:
  1. In a medium sized bowl combine the softened cream cheese, basil and oregano. Stir until combined. Set aside.
For the Saucey Layer:
  1. In a large skillet or frying pan, over medium heat, cook the onions and shallots in olive oil. Cook for about 3 or 4 minutes, till softened.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook until browned and juices run clear.
  3. Add the garlic in the last minute so it doesn't burn. Cook until fragrant, which takes 30 seconds to about a minute.
  4. Add the sauce and spices to the skillet, cook until combined and warm, about 5 or so minutes.
For the Cheesy Layer:
  1. Grate the cheese. Set aside.
Putting it all together:
  1. Spray an 8 inch baking dish, or whatever serving dish you like, with non-stick spray.
  2. Smooth the herbed cream cheese into the bottom of the dish.
  3. Add the sauce mixture over top, smooth out evenly.
  4. Toss the mozzarella cheese on top.
  5. Pop in your preheated oven and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, you want the top bubbling and starting to brown.
  6. Remove carefully from the oven.
  7. Serve with a big old cheesy smile!
Recipe slightly adapted from Diethood's Lasagna Dip

Thanks Kate, this was delicious!

Lasagna Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously simple to make and absolutely delicious to munch on.

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Lasagna Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously simple to make and absolutely delicious to munch on.

Are you ready to dunk everything in sight into this dip? I know I sure am.

You will love how easy this is to make. A few easy steps and you are ready to rock the dip at any event. This will become your most requested dish!

Lasagna Dip by Cravings of a Lunatic

I hope you get a chance to try this one out. It’s perfect for game day, or any other day. We absolutely loved this dip. Thanks to Kate of Diethood for the Lasagna Dip Recipe inspiration. To those who don’t know Kate the girl is a genius! Plus she’s a fox. Just sayin’!

Craving more appetizers? Here you go:

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Pizza Pull Apart Bread | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy and delicious pizza pull apart bread.

 Pizza Pull Apart Bread

Jalapeno Bacon Poppers | Cravings of a Lunatic | Jalapeno Poppers wrapped in bacon with a little extra kick of adobo and smoked paprika.

 Jalapeño Bacon Poppers

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. 1

    Duuuuuude! That looks SO good! I am veeeery happy to know that you loved this awesomeoness! Hands down, this is my favorite dip, ever.

    And you, my friend, are the bestest! THANK YOU thiiiiiiis-much for such kind words. XOXO

    • 2
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I had been eyeing it for too long, it had to be made. This is awesome for dipping and spreading on bread. We loved it.

      You are so welcome lady, you know I adore the hell out of you.

  2. 3


    Loooove how cheeeeeeeesy!!!

  3. 5

    I like the Rachael Ray spatulas! I can just see myself using them to mix cake batter and bread dough in large mixing bowls.

  4. 7

    I love her 4.25-Quart Covered Oval Casserole – White

  5. 9

    This certainly is perfect for game day. Or dinner. ;-) Fun idea — thanks.

  6. 11

    I have several of her spoonulas and love them. So useful! They come out every time I cook.

  7. 13

    I love the spoon that clips onto the pot and and the stacking salt bowls. I’ve got some specialty salts that would be perfect in the stacking bowls. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. 15
    Brittany Koelmel says:

    Cant wait to try that recipe!

  9. 17

    I like the 3 Tier Stacking Salt Box, the acacia wood is very pretty.

  10. 19
    Jaye Lorton says:

    I have and love the lazy spoon! I’d love to have the matching ladle too. Really need those spice boxes! By the way, I’m so trying this dip next week:-)

  11. 21

    holy, wow. . .man does this look incredible.

  12. 23

    One look at that photo and I instantly started salivating! OMG how good does that look?

  13. 25

    Pizza dip and now lasagna dip, I adore this trend :D


    • 26
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I know right. It’s dipapalooza over here. Really good spread on hot bread too. Then smooshed together and made into a sandwich. Clearly I have problems with controlling myself.

  14. 27

    I like her spatulas, they are so versatile

  15. 29

    I love this dip idea!!

  16. 31

    Yum! This is all my favorite parts of a lasagna rolled up into one delicious dip!

  17. 33

    I like her garbage bowls.

  18. 35

    I love the spoonulas!

  19. 37

    3in1 potato peeler/brush

  20. 39
    Tracy Spangler says:

    My favorite is actually a set- the five piece bamboo kitchen tool set. They’re beautiful and I’ve been looking for sturdy kitchen spoons everywhere!

  21. 41

    I love Rachel’s covered casseroles

  22. 43

    This dip is awesome looking. YUM..!!

  23. 45

    Kate and you are both awesome… this dip is awesome!! Now I need to get my hands on this dip. It’s the pre-dinner hour here and I’m so “jones-ing” for something to snack on. :) This dip is driving me bonkers with drool. :)

  24. 47

    What’s not to love about this dip. It’s ideal for the SuperBowl so long as someone doesn’t get carried away and fling that red sauce across the room. I will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing your recipe plus links to everything else.

    • 48
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Ha, that’s why we put tile in our whole house. Easy clean up, we’re a wild bunch here. lol

      Thanks for stopping by Vicki. Love having you pop in.

  25. 49

    I saw Kate’s dip and it was love at first sight. What an amazing job you did on this, Kim. I could do some serious damage.

  26. 51

    Sounds silly, but I love her garbage bowls!

  27. 53
    Debbie Bray says:

    oval shaped dutch oven

  28. 55

    I really like the 3-tier stacking salt box. Thanks!

  29. 57

    I love the Rachael Ray baking pans.

  30. 59

    My favorite is the Set of 3 Suction Lids 7.5-Inch, 9.25-Inch, & 11.25-Inch, Blue.

  31. 61

    I know what I’m doing with some of the meat sauce I made yesterday, This dip will be perfect for our Super Bowl party. Thanks

  32. 63

    I have her knives and have always wanted to try the spoonulas.

  33. 65

    I love Rachael Ray casserole dishes.

  34. 67

    I like the salt and pepper shakers

  35. 69

    They all look great, but I would love the salt and pepper grinder!

  36. 71
    terry pearson says:

    that looks so good. Can’t wait to try it for superbowl.

  37. 73
    terry pearson says:

    oh yeah I like 3 tiered salt box.

  38. 75

    I love her spaghetti pot. No more having to break the pasta in half :-)

  39. 77

    This looks outrageously good Kim!!

  40. 79
    susie king says:

    Rachael Ray Nylon Turner is my favorite.

  41. 81

    The spatulas are gorgeous!

  42. 83

    Girl, I’m drooling all over myself here. Those layers. That cheese!

  43. 85
    Tina Truex says:

    Wow the dip looks delicious! Love the bowl you cooked it in. We have those great bowls. My favorite is lazy spoon.

    • 86
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks so much. I think those are my dad’s onion soup bowls. I inherited some of his kitchen stuff. They are fabulous for dips and single portion casseroles.

  44. 88

    Wow, that dip looks incred…can’t wait to make it. Once I learned of RR’s idea of the garbage bowl it has never left me and I have been using her brand for years…could not be w/o it. I love all the items in this giveaway..I’m a bit of a utensil fanatic :) Thank you so much for this giveaway oppty!

    • 89
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thank you so much. I need her garbage bowls badly. I keep hearing how fabulous they are. I need to get some. And you’re so welcome. I love doing events like this. xx

  45. 90

    My favorite is the Three Tier Stacking Salt Boxes. And this dip looks great!

  46. 92

    My Goodness! The second picture is what I’m talking about. Ah, that melting cheese .

  47. 94
    Pauline Gudas says:

    The garbage bowl is one of my favorites

  48. 96
    Julie Brandt says:

    The lazy spoon is my favorite. It’s genius!

  49. 97

    I somehow accidentally subscribed to follow-up comments by email, and there’s no unsubscribe link :(

    • 98
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I’m not sure that’s something I can fix from my end. I think if you wait to get the first email there should be something in there about managing your subscription. I just did this moments ago with something I wanted to tweak. The wording is usually either “unsubscribe” or “manage subscription”. Let me know if that works. If not I’ll google it. xx

  50. 99

    I have to say that the idea of using herbed cream cheese in a lasagna instead of ricotta and fabulous, adding an extra layer of flavor. Not that I wouldn’t eat this as a dip but it would sure make an amazing meal all by itself (what? I would have to share?) I LOVE these kitchen tools and really who has too many.

  51. 100

    BTW I am a nut for silicone spatulas like those and use them all the time, but those bowls for salts and spices are fabulous!!!

  52. 101

    I like the spoonula set

  53. 102

    I like her garbage bowls. They are so convenient

  54. 103

    My favorite tool would be the lazy tongs.

  55. 104

    I like the lazy tool set. What a great idea for tolls.

  56. 105

    I love her lazy spoons. I never have to look for the spoon that I set down somewhere.

  57. 106

    What a great dip idea. I love Italian cuisine. This makes a nice treat for date night!

  58. 107

    Kim!!! I never got to comment on this one during Appetizer Week, but Ive been drooling over it since then!

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