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One pot lasagna with macaroni

One Pan Macaroni Lasagna

One Pan Macaroni Lasagna is one of the easiest one pot meals for a quick, family pleasing weeknight dinner!  This one pot lasagna is absolutely mouthwatering.  Made with macaroni, pasta sauce, beef, and three cheeses!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Nichole


  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder, divided
  • 2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning, divided
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, Optional
  • 1 28 Ounce Jar Marinara Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Cups Low Sodium Beef Broth, Or Water
  • 2 Cups Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 12 Ounce Container Cottage Cheese, Ricotta is fine as well
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese


  • In a large 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat, cook the beef along with 1 Teaspoon of the garlic powder and 1 Teaspoon of the Italian seasoning, the onion powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes if using. Drain excess grease from beef if necessary and return to skillet.
  • Add the marinara sauce, broth, and noodles to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes, until noodles are cooked through.
  • Mix together the softened cream cheese, cottage cheese, and parmesan together in a medium bowl along with the remaining teaspoon of garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
  • Spoon the cottage cheese mixture evenly over the cooked macaroni. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted.