Recipe: Stove Top Lasagna

 

Originally posted on my old blog in 2013! I've made this more than a dozen times and its always a hit with all the kids. 

A few weeks ago this recipe showed up in my weekly emeal recipe, and it's since become a family favorite. And since it was delicious (and easy) enough to be made three times in 3-4 weeks, it was time to take some quick pics and blog it! Make this. You will not regret it!

This makes a lot, feeds our family of four a huge dinner, with plenty of leftovers (we had it again today for lunch and I'm definitely eating it again for dinner) 

Ingredients: 

olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

2 table spoons italian seasoning

28 oz can of tomatoes

15 can tomato (pasta) sauce

basil

15 oz ricotta cheese

12 oz package of whole wheat lasagna noodles, broken 

2 cups shredded italian cheese (I used sharp cheddar instead)

So it says to use a dutch oven for this, but I don't have one yet (hint for a Christmas gift Drew) so I just used a large pot with a lid and it worked perfectly. 

In large pot (or dutch oven) heat your olive oil (2-3 tablespoons) and your garlic and ground beef and Italian seasoning. When it's no longer pink add your shredded cheese. 

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After cheese has melted a tiny bit (less than a minute) add your broken lasagna noodles to the top of the meat/cheese, and then add your tomatoes, sauce basil and 1/2 a cup of water. Bring it all to a boil, than let it simmer till your noodles are done (about 20 minutes) stirring once in a while. 

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Lastly, add your ricotta cheese to the top, stir it in gently, cover and let melt for another two minutes or so, sprinkle with a bit of basil and enjoy! 

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I've only made lasagna once or twice before this, in the oven the 'regular' way and I was never impressed. In fact I've never been a huge lasagna fan, it was my least favorite of all pasta dishes, but this? This recipe has made me change my mind about lasagna!