One Pot Lasagna

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One Pot Lasagna

One Pot Lasagna

Traditional lasagna is one of my most loved foods, but with two little people, I often did not have the energy to make it come dinner time. This One Pot Lasagna recipe is the perfect solution for those nights when you want a comforting, delicious meal without spending hours in the kitchen. This family-friendly recipe went viral soon after I shared it, and it is one of my most visited and most frequently made recipes.

Perfectly cooked layers of pasta are tucked between rich layers of tomato sauce, which is topped with stretchy, melty mozzarella. It’s easy to customise to your liking. You can add grated veggies or your favourite herbs to give it a personal touch. It’s easy, freezer friendly, made in one pan, and enough to serve between 6-8 adults. 

  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, deep, oven-proof skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, garlic and carrot, and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Increase the heat to high. Add the beef mince and cook for 5 minutes until browned.
  4. Add the tomato paste, bay leaves, passata, beef stock, pepper and salt. Cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Tear or snap the lasagna sheets in half. Using tongs, submerge the lasagna sheets into the sauce, changing directions and distributing the sheets as evenly as you can (although it doesn’t need to be perfect!)
  6. Place the lid on, and cook on the lowest heat setting according to the lasagna sheet packet instructions (mine took 20 minutes).
  7. Preheat the oven grill.
  8. 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.


MAKE AHEAD AND LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge to reheat (freezing in individual portions helps with this). Reheat in the microwave or oven.

How to include bechamel sauce – Follow the lasagna recipe until step 7 but hold off on the mozzarella. Simply drizzle with 2 cups of bechamel sauce 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 for 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.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: pan, bake
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: One Pot Lasagna, One Pot Lasagna recipe

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  1. Grace

    For some reason, I was really hesitant to try this recipe, but I finally did it. It was such a hit. My 2 year old has been avoiding meat for such a long time, but had two serves of this. My 4 year old loved it too (also had seconds). Much easier than the standard lasagne. I omitted the three cups of beef stock, after reading the reviews and it came out perfect. Definitely make the béchamel sauce. Very little effort and it’s worth it. Definitely will have leftovers, too.

  2. nadiaribeiro22

    What a fantastic meal. Winner winner for us
    Super easy and OMG delicious.

  3. Melissa

    This is my new go to lasagne recipe, love that it uses one pot and makes a large amount -enough for two meals feeding a family of 5. I found it a bit wet so just use less stock

  4. Lauren

    I LOOOOOVE this recipe! I feel like I’ve wasted so many hours of my life on the traditional lasagna when my family loves this just as much. I make double the meat base, eat half then and freeze half for another day – defrost, reheat. chuck the lasagna sheets and cheese on. So so easy and SO tasty. Like all of your recipes. Love ’em.

  5. Kaitlin

    This was absolutely delicious! So easy to make with full taste. I am adding it to my rotation meals this winter! X

  6. Erin

    Sooo delicious and sooo easy!! Great to have a midweek meal option that satisfies so much for so little effort. We got two nights out of it, winning!

  7. Madeline

    Another fave! We add the bechamel!!!
    Thank you!!

  8. Justine

    Another fabulous receipe. Loved by the whole family. Thank you ❤

  9. Chloe

    Always a winner! Never miss topping with the bechamel as well. So good! Love that there isn’t so much washing up after making lasagne anymore!

  10. Bonnie

    This is out of this world good! Whole family loved it, I was skeptical because I love lasagne but this was so good and easy

  11. Rebecca

    I’ve made this twice now. It’ll continue to stay in our rotation of weekly meals. So easy to make and super tasty. I made it for my sister and then she made it at home after seeing how easy it was to do.

    • Nicole

      Love this so much, thank you so much for sharing, it’s the only way we make lasagna now! 😍 x

  12. Mel

    Best way to make lasagna! We’ve made this so many times, firm family favourite

    • Nicole

      Yay! Love this so much, so glad this is a favourite at your place. Thank you SO much for taking the time to comment on and rate the recipe 🥰 x

  13. Serena

    My hubby is a weirdo and doesn’t like conventional lasagne (he’s not a fan of béchamel) so this recipe is a way for me to get my fix! He loves it and so does Mr 4, it’s a winner all round!

    • Nicole

      Haha how good is that? My hubs isn’t that keen either so a traditional lasagna is WAY too much effort for me knowing it’s not going to be appreciated. 😂 This one gives me my fix too without the effort! Love that you love it as much as we do! Thank you SO much for taking the time to write, means so much to me! x

  14. Kasia

    Gone are the days I spend hours making a lasagna! For the ease and taste, this one is a keeper of a recipe 🤤🤤

    • Nicole

      Love this so much! Agree! I will not be a slave to a lasagna ever again! 😂

  15. Anne

    Loved this and so easy to make! So much easier than in the oven. Thankyou 💕

    • Nicole

      So fantastic to hear! Thank you so much! x

  16. Lee

    This was a hit at our table, kids loved it and thought I was a pro! Only change I did was add ricotta and panko crumb on top as I had them in stock. Love your work!

    • Nicole

      Ahhh this is so fantastic to hear! LOVE the addition of the ricotta and panko… The added crunch from the panko – absolutely genius! Thank you so, so much for trying the recipe and taking the time to leave a comment. Means more to me than I can tell you! x

  17. Belinda

    This is the best one pot meal! So easy and delicious, have made it 4 or 5 times now and it is still a winner with my fam bam! Thanks Nic for a great recipe x

    • Nicole

      That is the best! I am so glad your family love it – Isn’t it so great when they all love something that is easy for us to make? 😂❤️ Thank you sooo much for taking the time to write x

  18. Dan

    Our fave!! Honestly, my 4yr old LOVES this lasagne SO much. Last time I made it, she ate 3 bowls! I don’t add the beef stock because when I put a cheese sauce on top, it’s too runny. Less liquid makes it firmer but otherwise, this is a cracking dish and one we have often. YUM!

    • Nicole

      Ahhhh this is so fantastic to read! I am so glad you love it as much as we do! Especially your little one! 😂😍 Completely makes sense about the beef stock and cheese sauce. Thank you SO much for trying the recipe and taking the time to write! x

  19. Alexandra

    Only way we cook lasagne now!!

    • Nicole

      Haha! YES! Same! 😍 Thank you so much! Nic x

  20. Heath

    Our family can’t get enough of this one pot lasagne!

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