December 12, 2012

easy stovetop lasagna

This is maybe the easiest dinner recipe ever and it's delicious and filling. I served it with a side salad and dinner was served in 30 minutes. I love my regular lasagna recipe but this is perfect for those nights when you want some warm, rich lasagna but don't want to spend a long time in the kitchen.
1 pound spicy Italian sausage
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (24 - 26 ounce) jar pasta sauce*
2 1/2 - 3 cups water (see note)
8 ounces uncooked lasagna noodles
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley (or 1 Tablespoon dried parsley)
8 ounces cottage cheese (or ricotta cheese, if you want)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Heat large skillet over medium heat and cook sausage and garlic until done. Add sauce and water and bring to a boil. Gently break noodles in a kitchen towel into large pieces and add to pot. Cover and simmer about 15 - 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender. 

Mix cheeses, parsley and pepper in a small bowl. Spoon cheese mixture on top of lasagna noodles and sauce. Cover and simmer about 3 - 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Garnish with more Parmesan cheese (it's best if you let it sit about 10 minutes before serving).

*I use Dave's Gourmet because it's the BEST!


  1. This sounds delicious and fast, but I'm wondering what the note about the what is? Thanks :)

  2. This sounds delicious and really fast, but I'm wondering what the note about the water is? Thanks :)

  3. this looks so yummy! Thanks :)

  4. I've made a similar version using regular pasta and it's so good. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I just pinned this. Sounds delicious!

  6. Holy cannoli! Cheeeeeeese!!! Mmmmm.


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