One-pan and slow cooker meals have been reigning in our kitchen ever since we started our renovation. This has given me a plethora of new recipes to add to my repertoire, and I’m certain these quick dinners will come in handy well after our renovation is complete (which will hopefully be soon). This recipe is one we’ve been making for a couple years now, and I figured it was about time to share it with all of you (nighttime picture and all).
The best thing about adding all my old starred items from Google Reader into Pocket (see my tutorial) is that I’ve come across a lot of recipes I had forgotten about, this being one of them. When I was on the hunt for a one-pan meal, I came across this gem that I saved in 2011. We made it a couple times that year and once again shortly after Clara was born, and I’m so glad to have it in the back of my mind next time I need a quick dinner.
I love lasagna but rarely make it, probably for the same reasons as some of you. It makes a ton of food, something we almost never need, and it can be somewhat time consuming. For a special occasion, sure. But on a weeknight? During a renovation? Definitely not. This recipe takes all the components of lasagna and turns them into a dinner that’s made entirely on the stovetop, without any layering or spreading. There isn’t much work involved, and the bulk of the time it takes to cook is hands off time, requiring only occasional stirring. This is one lasagna I’m happy to make on a weeknight. Also, look how happy this girl is to be eating it.