As you can probably tell by now I love a one pot meal! It just works well for us right now with our busy schedules. Now don’t get me wrong – I still make more involved dishes, but I usually save them for the weekend when I have more time to be in the kitchen. I found this recipe really simple to make. I did substitute the no-boil noodles for regular lasagna noodles and it turned out great! Enjoy!
2 cans whole plum tomatoes (1 28-oz. can and 1 15-oz. can)
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 large egg yolk
1 cup ricotta cheese, at room temperature
8-9 lasagna noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces
1 lb. Italian sausage, casing removed and crumbled
1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a food processor, pulse tomatoes until coarsely pureed (You can also chopped the tomatoes by hand). Heat the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet (or non-stick pan) over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the skillet. Saute for 5 minutes or until the onions become transparent. Add salt and pepper to taste and italian seasoning. Cook for another minute until the italian seasoning becomes fragrant. Add the italian sausage and cook until there is no pink remaining, about 8 minutes. Place the broken lasagna noodles in the pan and pour the sauce over them. Increase the heat to medium-high and cover. Let cook at a high simmer stirring often, until the noodles are tender, about 20-25 minutes.
Preheat broiler. Once the pasta is tender, remove from the heat. Stir in 1/2 of the mozzarella and parmesan cheese, and then add 1/4 cup of the ricotta cheese. Dot the remaining ricotta all over the top, then layer the remaining mozzarella and parmesan over the top. Place skillet under the broiler and broil until the top is bubbly and brown, about 5 to 7 minutes.