America Test Kitchen's Stovetop Lasagna

This easy and flavorful recipe only needs to simmer for 20 minutes instead of baking the traditional 1 hour in the oven.

Yield: 4 servings
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  • 1 can(s) diced tomatoes, 28 oz.
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • salt, to taste
  • 6 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound(s) meatloaf mix
  • 8 ounce(s) campanelle noodles
  • 1 can(s) tomato sauce, 8 oz.
  • 1 ounce(s) parmesan cheese grated
  • black pepper
  • 1 cup(s) ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoon(s) fresh basil leaves chopped


  1. 1. Pour the tomatoes with their juice into a 4-cup liquid measuring cup. Add water until the mixture measures 4 cups.
  2. 2. Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until simmering. Add the onion and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cook until the onion begins to brown, 6-8 minutes. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the ground meat and cook, breaking apart the meat, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes.
  3. 3. Scatter the pasta over the meat but do not stir. Pour the diced tomatoes with their juice and the tomato sauce over the pasta. Cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally until the pasta is tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. 4. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in all but 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Dot with heaping tablespoons of the ricotta, cover, and let stand off the heat for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the basil and remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Serve.
September 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by juliecook1 and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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