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It’s all in one pot and it’s comfort food to the max! Our kids go crazy for this quick and easy one pot lasagna pasta with a side of garlic bread for dipping!

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Remember that picture I posted on instagram a while back about the one pot lasagna pasta recipe I had created for, Beef It’s What’s For Dinner? Well your response was amazing and so supportive I just couldn’t wait to get the recipe up here for all of you to try! Boy, this was the most nerve racking recipe I’ve ever created. I wanted it perfect, especially because I knew they would be testing it to make sure it’s perfect for all of you. So of course we busted out the best and used our Le Creuset pot. Boom!

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I was asked to create a recipe that was easy to make, involved veggies, grains and beef and could be prepared quickly with few ingredients so obviously I was totally on board. Isn’t that the type of recipe we all love? And then Cade, being the genius that he is said, let’s make something that’s just in one pot so we don’t have to wash a gazillion dishes. Oh, heck yes!

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We shot a few ideas around but one night when preparing dinner the idea came to me, one pot lasagna pasta! It’s hearty, cheesy and it can all be made in one pot. Boom!! Recipe testing quickly began and the first go was perfect! Which was fantastic because the more we tested the more we realized that this meal just totally works. No need to fuss about mistakes, it works every time!

Could You Use Cottage Cheese Instead of  Ricotta Cheese?

If you are looking to lower the fat, you can use cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese in lasagna.

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Of course if you find the pasta in the sauce isn’t your thing you can always cook it separate and then toss it in at the last minute. But we love it all cooked together plus the pasta really takes on the flavor of the sauce. And make sure you use fresh ricotta and a good Mozzarella. It really does make all the difference. In fact that’s why many of your Italian dishes don’t look like the restaurant, because the mozzarella wasn’t as good. And I’m happy to report that the Beef Checkoff came back that they loved the recipe! You can see it on their site HERE.

Can You Substitute Ground Turkey For Ground Beef?

You can generally substitute ground turkey for ground beef in most recipes.

The flavor will be different.

Ground turkey has less fat than ground beef.

One Pot Lasagna Pasta

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One Pot Lasagna Pasta

4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 pound Ground Beef 93% lean or leaner
  • 1 Zucchini (medium) chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/2 Onion chopped fine
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper chopped fine
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper chopped fine
  • 1 jar Garden-Style Pasta Sauce 24 to 26 ounces, or [url:2]our homemade[/url]
  • 2 cups Water
  • 6 ounces Mini Bow Tie (uncooked) farfalle pasta (about 2-1/8 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2/3 Cup Bel Gioioso Ricotta Cheese
  • 1-2 cups Mozzarella Cheese sliced
  • Thinly sliced or chopped fresh basil


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Heat ovenproof 5 to 6-quart Dutch oven or stockpot (we prefer Le Creuset) over medium heat until hot.
  • Add Ground Beef, garlic, onion zucchini, and peppers; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into small crumbles and stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in pasta sauce, water and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in pasta.
  • Spoon heaping teaspoons ricotta cheese over top of sauce.
  • Slightly swirl ricotta into sauce, not mixing in completely.
  • Cover with foil and bake in 375°F oven 10 minutes.
  • Uncover. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with basil before serving.


You may add or remove veggies depending on your likes.
Left overs may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Lasagna Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 795mg35%
Potassium 867mg25%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1499IU30%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Calcium 201mg20%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Have you ever tried this in a slow cooker?  Any suggestions if I were to try it that way?

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    • I haven’t, but I bet it would work great! Definitely brown the meat head of time, then throw everything except the pasta and cheeses for 3-4 hours on low. Then I would put the pasta and cheeses in for about the last 30 minutes. You won’t get that crispy cheese topping in the crockpot though. Let me know how it goes!

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  • Do you not use salt in this recipe?

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    • You can add salt if you’d like but the sauce is already seasoned and we haven’t needed more.

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  • if I’m looking for a veggie alternative, would this be fine without the meat? Are there any substitutes or extra veggies you would suggest?

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    • Oh it’s so good without the meat! We even add zucchini and peppers instead of meat

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  • Now it’s time for my family to go crazy with this pot! I love when I can add more cheese into this pot.
    it would be perfect for the bread xD

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  • The mozzarella — fresh (packed in water)? Or the drier stuff not packed in water?

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    • Hi Jennifer, you can actually use either. I like the fresh packed in water which is what we used in the photo

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  • Step one and step two say to add peppers. I did it at step one, dos I mess it up?

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    • Hi Brittany, Step one says to add the peppers and step two says “pepper”, this refers to black pepper as listed in the ingredients. Thanks for clarifying!

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  • Is it possible to bake this at a lower temperature or not bake at all? My pots can’t withstand 375°F.

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    • Hi Tricia,

      You can certainly lower the temperature and increase the baking time. 🙂

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  • Not nearly enough pasta for all the sauce goodness. I wonder if a whole pound would cook correctly, or if it would be better to cook it on the side and mix in afterwards.

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    • Hmmm, I would experiment for sure because the more space that’s taken up with pasta the more liquid will be needed.

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  • I cannot eat ricotta cheese. What would be a good substitute?

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    • Hi Liddy, you can totally use cottage cheese!

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  • If you made this in a crockpot would you need to add additional liquid?

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    • Hi Michele, I haven’t tried it in the crockpot yet, but if you use the precooked noodles you should be fine.

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    • I’m curious if you ended up trying it in the crockpot and if you had any suggestions?

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  • This was a hit in our house! Quick, easy and delicious. I will definitely be making this again.

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    • Woohoo!!! I’m so glad! Thank you so much!

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  • This is my kind of dinner – so delicious!

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    • Thanks so much Lori!

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  • This is one meal my family will LOVE, it looks so delicious!

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    • Thanks Diane!!

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  • Seriously another, make me drool I am so hungry now, recipe! These all look delicious!

    • Thanks so much!!

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  • One pot yummmmzz! Im also making Vijay’s carnitas tomorrow from here 🙂

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    • Oh my gosh, they are so good!

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  • the cheeeeesy goodness!!! I love lasagna and I love having fewer dirty dishes too-win win!

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  • Love this! Lasagna is one of my favourites but it’s always such a hassle to make! Thanks for this easy yet scrumptious recipe!

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    • It definitely goes way faster this way!

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  • This looks nine kinds of amazing!

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  • Drooling!!

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  • This looks so insanely good, can’t believe how easy this is to make too. On my list!

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    • Thanks Matt!!

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  • I am in LOVE! so much so that this will be dinner tonight – lasagna is my daughters favorite meal, really the only meal she actually eats, and now I can do it in one pot!

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    • Yay!!! THat makes me so happy!

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  • Love, love, love this!! I’ve never tried zucchini in lasagna, but I bet it’s perfect.

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    • I don’t know what it is about it, but I love it!

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  • I’ve made this recipe three times now and its been delicious each and every time! 🙂

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    • Thanks Karli!!

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