Stovetop Lasagna

The first thing you’re going to note about this recipe is that it makes a lot. A whole lot. But making a whole lot doesn’t take that much more time than making the recipe for four, so we’re going to make extra to keep in the freezer. I love these pans for this kind of purpose. After you fill them, write the date, the name of the dish, and instructions on the lid and wrap securely in plastic wrap.

Stovetop Lasagna

Course: Main Course
Servings: 10
Calories: 370kcal
Love the flavors of lasagna, but want to take it for a different kind of spin? This will serve both purposes. We add in veggies and lighten up the dairy to make it a smidge healthier than the traditional route.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef or other ground meat
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 medium carrots peeled
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced minced
  • 24 oz marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 lb bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded

Instructions

  • Set a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add the pasta and a sprinkling of salt. Cook until al dente or just slightly chewy. Drain when done.
  • In a large frying pan, brown the ground beef. Drain the fat, leaving 1 tbsp in the pan.
  • While the meat browns, dice the veggies into small pieces. When meat is almost done, add the veggies to the same pan and saute over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Stir and reduce heat to low. Let simmer.
  • Add sour cream and ½ cup mozzarella to the meat and veggies. Stir together.
  • Add drained pasta and stir. Add salt and pepper if desired.
  • Plate and top with more cheese.

Notes

  • This dish freezes well. When it comes time to eat, thaw overnight in the fridge and bake, covered loosely with foil at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes until heated through.

MEAT LOVERS

  • This entree is great with any kind of ground meat. Ground turkey was great as was sweet Italian pork sausage.

VEGGIE LOVERS

  • Skip the meat and add more veggies. Diced mushrooms would be a great replacement.

CARB CONSCIOUS

  • Cut the amount of pasta in half and add more veggies instead. Or try pasta replacements like zoodles.

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2900IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3mg

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