One Pot Lasagna Pasta [+ Video]


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!


One pot lasagna pasta


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!


One pot lasagna pasta


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!


The BEST, tried and tested, One Pot Recipe! One pot lasagna pasta


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!


The BEST, tried and tested, One Pot Recipe! One pot lasagna pasta



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.


One Pot Lasagna Pasta

One pot lasagna pasta
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One Pot Lasagna Pasta

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: 100 + BEST Easy Beef Recipes for Dinner
Keyword: dinner, easy, lasagna, main dish, one pot, pasta, quick
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 546kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1 pound Ground Beef 93% lean or leaner
  • 1 medium zucchini 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 24 to 26 ounces garden-style pasta sauce or [url:2]our homemade[/url]
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 ounces uncooked mini bow tie 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.7g | Protein: 29.6g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 10.4g
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44 comments on “One Pot Lasagna Pasta [+ Video]”

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

    • 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!

  2. Do you not use salt in this recipe?

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  4. 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?

  5. 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

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

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

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

  9. 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.

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

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

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

  13. This is my kind of dinner – so delicious!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. 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!

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

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