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December 5, 2013

ONE POT LASAGNA


 
After my daughter got married, she would call me and ask me how to make various dishes. When I gave her this recipe, which she absolutely loved, she said, "Mom! This is SO easy! I had no idea! I remember when you made this for us when we were younger, I thought you were working long and hard in the kitchen!"  There will most likely be plenty more shortcuts to share! 



ONE POT LASAGNA
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pound ground beef
3/4 t. each salt and pepper
2 T. Italian seasoning
12-ounce package lasagna noodles, broken in pieces
28-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained 
15-ounce can tomato sauce
3 T. chopped fresh basil
15-ounce container ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend


Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add garlic, beef, and spices. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is no longer pink - about 8 to 10 minutes; top with Italian cheese.
Place lasagna noodles over meat mixture; top with tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until noodles are tender.
Dollop ricotta cheese evenly over mixture, stirring slightly. Cover and let stand 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.


6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe. What a fantastic kitchen. :) Deb

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    1. We are expecting one of those good ole' Texas ice storms....this will be the perfect Friday night dinner! Yes Deb, I LOVE that kitchen too!

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  2. Lasagne is a favorite around our house too! So comforting and perfect when it's cold outside; today it's going to be 72, but by the weekend much cooler, so this may be on the menu. XOXO

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    1. The ice man cometh Susan....perfect to serve on a cold December evening!

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  3. We've had our share of bad weather but even though we're able to move around now I'm still hibernating! Do you think I would be able to half this recipe and it turn out as well? Stay Warm and loving your blog..

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    1. Hi Maxc....I think it would be fine to half the recipe.....it's a perfect idea! Thank you so much for visiting Estelle's!

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