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In terms of easy dinner recipes, this Creamy Pesto Lasagna One Pot Pasta is perfect for any night of the week! Dinner is served! | asimplepantry.com

Creamy Pesto Lasagna One Pot Pasta

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 C Yellow Onion diced
  • 1 1/2 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
  • 5 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp Herb Paste
  • 28 oz Canned Tomato Puree
  • 16 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 2 C Water
  • 16 oz Campanelle Pasta
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Cracked Pepper to taste
  • 2/3 C Pesto*
  • 2 C Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese


  • In a large pot or deep skillet, heat the olive oil to medium high, then add the onions and saute until they begin to soften and turn translucent, around 3 minutes. Add the ground beef and garlic and cook, crumbling as it cooks, until the beef is no longer pink, around 5 minutes. Stir in the herb paste and allow to cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the tomato puree, tomato sauce, and water, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the pasta and bring everything to a boil. Once boiling, stir briefly, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Allow to cook until the paste is tender, around 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Once pasta is tender, remove from heat and stir in the pesto, followed by the ricotta. Serve immediately.


*You can follow the recipe to make your own pesto, or purchase your favorite brand from your local grocer.