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Easy One-Pot Lasagna Recipe From Val's Kitchen

We do enjoy lasagna. I don’t always enjoy the work that goes into my typical lasagna – browning, layering, baking. It takes a while and makes the kitchen hot. Once summer rolls around I try not to heat up the kitchen any more than necessary. So, sometimes I won’t use the oven at all. I was in a lasagna mood but had no intention of baking. Instead I decided to use the ingredients to make an unlayered lasagna. The final dish was super tasty, and is one we have made several times since. Here’s how I made it.

Easy One-Pot Lasagna


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 16 lasagna noodles, uncooked and broken
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (I used the basil, garlic, oregano style)
  • 12 oz water
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


Set Ninja to stovetop high.

Place ground beef into Ninja along with onion and garlic powders and brown.

While the meat is browning, break the lasagna noodles into pieces. I broke each piece into 3-4 pieces.

Place the noodles on top of the beef.

Pour the crushed tomatoes and water over the noodles.

Set Ninja to stovetop medium and cook for about 15 minutes, until the noodles are tender.

Switch Ninja to stovetop low.

Add in shredded mozzarella and stir well.

Add in ricotta and stir well.

Serve with salt and pepper to taste.

Easy One-Pot Lasagna Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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Michele August 17, 2016 - 7:34 am

I still do not have a crock pot of any type–but I know this would work in my stockpot. I do love lasagna and this sounds easy to make.

Susan Mary Malone August 17, 2016 - 11:33 am

Okay, I love lasagna, but as you mentioned, don’t love all the work involved. I’ll definitely be trying this!

Jolina - The Unlikely Baker August 17, 2016 - 12:12 pm

I hear ya. Lasagna is delicious and all but all that work! We’re huge fans of one-pot dishes. Hey, less dishes to wash too right?? We would definitely give this a go. Looks delicious!

Liz Mays August 17, 2016 - 3:39 pm

Ooh, I may have to try this out. Lasagna is my favorite pasta dish and I’d love to start using a one-pot recipe.

Neely Moldovan August 17, 2016 - 5:31 pm

This sounds fantastic. I cant wait for cooler weather meals!

Tiffany VanSickle August 18, 2016 - 12:07 am

Love love love lasagna! I’ve seen lots of crock pot versions but haven’t tried any yet. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

Lisa Favre August 18, 2016 - 6:19 am

I’m planning on making pasta this weekend and yours looks so delicious! I never thought to use onion or garlic powder but it’s a wonderful idea.

Elizabeth O August 18, 2016 - 7:57 am

This is definitely a fairly quick and easy way to make that popular dish. I love vegetable lasagna but rarely make it because of the same reasons you mentioned. I might try using this approach.

patricia Marsden August 18, 2016 - 10:16 am

No ricotta–I like lots of and many cheeses in mine.

Mindi August 21, 2016 - 8:27 pm

We usually make 5 lasagnas at a time and freeze 4 of them for later, but I like this less-fuss method of making lasagna. Will have to give it a try!


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