Easy One Pot Lasagna
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces farfalle pasta
  • 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2-3 cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ΒΌ cup parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley or basil for garnish, if desired
  1. Heat a large pot or deep-sided skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, making sure to crumble the meat as it cooks. Drain fat from the pan. Add the garlic and continue to cook for another minute. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce, 2 cups of beef broth, Italian seasoning, and pasta to the same pan and stir to combine. You want enough liquid for the pasta to be mostly submerged, so add more beef broth as necessary. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover with a lid and simmer, stirring about every 5 minutes, until the pasta is tender, around 15-20 minutes. If the sauce appears too thick, you can always thin it with extra broth. Or if the sauce looks too thin, remove the lid for the last few minutes of cooking so some of the extra liquid can evaporate.
  3. Remove from heat and add the mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta cheese. Stir until the cheeses are all melted and combined. Top with chopped fresh parsley or basil for garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
Here are some easy swaps to make this dish a little lighter:
- use lean ground beef or ground turkey for your protein
- look for a spaghetti sauce that has "no sugar added"
- try switching to whole wheat pasta or a pasta that is higher in protein
- look for unsalted or low sodium beef broth and reduced fat cheeses
Recipe by Love Grows Wild at https://lovegrowswild.com/2021/04/easy-one-pot-lasagna/