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One Pot Lasagna Will Make Your Weeknight Dinners a Breeze

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One pot meals are the key to making my weeknight dinners seamless. I do all my meal planning on the weekend so the legwork is out of the way.

One of my favorite meals is lasagna, but there's nothing I hate more than slaving away at a long recipe when I've just come home from work. This One Pot Lasagna is the best of both worlds - all the yummy classic flavors in one huge dish. Give it a try and it'll become a staple in your weekly routine!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Italian sausage links, casing removed
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks.

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Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, basil, garlic powder and red pepper flakes, then season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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Bring to a simmer and stir in pasta and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil and cover, then reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 13-15 minutes.

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Remove from heat. Stir in mozzarella and Parmesan until well combined.

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Using a small cookie scoop, top with dollops of ricotta and cover until heated through, about 2-4 minutes.

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Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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