One Pot Lasagna

one pot lasagna
The same lasagna you know and love made in one pot! Perfectly cooked layers of pasta tucked between rich layers of sauce, topped with stretchy, melty, mozzarella. It's easy, fantastic value and freezes brilliantly. The perfect family, mid-week meal.
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1kg beef mince
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 700g passatta
  • 3 cups beef stock/broth
  • 1 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 250g ready made lasagna sheets
  • 300g mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 cup basil, leaves picked
  1. Heat oil in a large, deep, oven proof skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add onions, garlic and carrot, cook 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Increase heat to high. Add beef mince, cook 5 minutes until browned.
  4. Add tomato paste, bay leaves, passatta, beef stock/broth, pepper and salt. Cook 10 mins.
  5. Tear or snap lasagna sheets in half. Using tongs, submerge the lasagna sheets into the sauce taking care to change directions and distribute the sheets as evenly as you can (although it doesn’t need to be perfect!).
  6. Place the lid on, cook on lowest heat setting according to lasagna sheet packet instructions (mine took 20 minutes). Preheat the oven grill in the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  7. Use a fork to check the pasta is cooked (the fork should pierce the pasta easily). Top the lasagna with slices of mozzarella and grill for 5 minutes until golden and bubbling. Sprinkle with basil leaves and serve.

Can I freeze one pot lasagna?

Yes! Freeze in an air-tight container for 2-3 months, defrost in the microwave.

I want to include creamy, bechamel sauce!

Follow the lasagna recipe until step 7 but hold off on the mozzarella. Simply drizzle with 2 cups of bechamel sauce instead and then top with 1 cup of freshly grated mozzarella cheese. Proceed to grill for 5 minutes until golden and bubbly. Leave the lasagna to sit at least 15 minutes once it’s out of the oven to allow the sauces to firm up before serving. You’ll find my bechamel sauce recipe here.

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