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Amazing Sheet Pan Lasagna

Sheet Pan Lasagna is a delightful twist on the traditional lasagna we all know and love. This recipe simplifies the process, making it perfect for those hectic evenings when you want to get a scrumptious dinner on the table without the fuss.

Imagine the classic flavors of a lasagna, with the added bonus of crispy edges in every bite! This easy sheet pan lasagna recipe is a game changer for busy families and lovers of crispy lasagna edges alike.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What makes sheet pan lasagna different from traditional lasagna? A: The best part of this recipe is its simplicity and the crisp bites you get from a single-layer lasagna bake. Unlike traditional lasagna, there’s no need for layers of noodles and cheese. Everything cooks together on one baking sheet, saving you time and dishes.

Q: Can I make this recipe with my kids? A: Absolutely! This is a fantastic recipe to involve children. They can help with mixing the ricotta mixture, layering the lasagna pieces, and sprinkling the cheese. It’s a fun and easy way for them to learn cooking basics.

Q: How do I store leftover lasagna? A: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s just as delicious the next day!

Q: What if I don’t have a large skillet? A: No problem! You can use a medium skillet; just cook the ground beef and Italian sausage in batches to ensure they brown nicely.

Q: Can I add vegetables to this recipe? A: Yes! Feel free to add vegetables like baby spinach, red onion, or even bell peppers for an extra nutritional punch.

Ingredients

  • Lasagna noodles
  • Ground beef
  • Italian sausage, sliced
  • Yellow onion, diced
  • Minced garlic
  • Pasta sauce (marinara sauce works great)
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Egg
  • Parsley
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Parsley, for garnish

Preparation & Tips

  1. Boiling the Noodles: Start by boiling your lasagna noodles in a large pot of salted water until they are al dente. Be sure to reserve a cup of pasta water to help the sauce cling to the noodles.
  2. Cooking the Meats: In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and Italian sausage until golden brown. Add in the diced onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent.
  3. Ricotta Mixture: In a large bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, egg, parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper. This ricotta-spinach mixture can be altered by adding cooked spinach for an added nutritional boost.
  4. Assembling the Lasagna: Spread a layer of marinara sauce over the base of a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Place lasagna sheets side by side, spread the ricotta mixture, sprinkle cup mozzarella cheese and cup parmesan, and top with the meat mixture. Repeat the layers, finishing with cheese.
  5. Baking: Bake in a preheated oven until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly. Watch as the edges turn into the crispy, golden perfection that is the hallmark of a great sheet pan lasagna.
  6. Serving: Garnish with parsley and serve hot, directly from the baking sheet for less cleanup.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Time-Saving: It takes significantly less time to prepare compared to traditional lasagna.
  • Kid-Friendly: Involving kids in the kitchen is easier with this recipe.
  • Versatility: Easily adaptable with different meats, cheeses, or vegetables.
  • Crispy Edges: Every piece has those beloved crispy edges, making it a hit with the whole family.
  • Sheet Pan Season: Embrace the ease and simplicity of sheet pan meals, especially during busy seasons.

This recipe is perfect for anyone looking for easy recipes that don’t compromise on taste. It’s a modern take on the classic dish, and I promise it will become a new favorite way to enjoy lasagna. Whether it’s for a weeknight dinner, a special occasion, or just because you’re in the mood for some cheesy, meaty goodness, this sheet pan lasagna won’t disappoint.

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Amazing Sheet Pan Lasagna
Yield: 6-8 servings

Amazing Sheet Pan Lasagna

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

This Sheet Pan Lasagna simplifies the classic dish into a one-pan wonder, blending crispy edges with rich, cheesy layers for a family-friendly meal.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces lasagna noodles
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound italian sausage, cut into slices
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 24 ounces pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmesan
  • parsley, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot of water with a little salt and olive oil. Boil the lasagna noodles until al dente.
  2. While the pasta boils, make the meat sauce.
  3. In a large skillet, add the minced garlic, ground beef, sausages, diced onion, pepper, salt and Italian seasoning.
  4. Mix together and cook over medium heat until the ground beef is cooked all the way through and no pink is showing.
  5. Add the pasta sauce to the meat and stir together. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer while you make the cheese mixture.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, add the ricotta, egg and parsley. Mix together until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  7. Drain the lasagna in a strainer and place the noodles into the meat sauce. Gently fold all of this together.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350; degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet with foil.
  9. Spread out the lasagna and meat mixture evenly onto the prepared baking pan.
  10. Coat with a layer of parmesan cheese
  11. Scoop dollops of the ricotta cheese mixture all over the top of the lasagna, slightly spreading with a spoon.
  12. Then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese all over the top of everything, using it all at once.
  13. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes. Then remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  14. Cut into lasagna squares, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 536Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 110mgSodium 1187mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 35g

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