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Three Cheese Broken Lasagna

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Three Cheese Broken Lasagna

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Any Italian grandmother would call it impossible to conjure up a legit lasagna in under fifteen minutes. We’re not in the business of defying anybodys Nonna, but we’re about to prove them all wrong. By breaking up the lasagna noodles, we can get them cooked off quickly. We pull together a scratch tomato sauce spiked with garlic, chili flakes, and fresh basil. The epic finish involves over a pound of cheese that, with a little help from the broiler, gets melty and ever so slightly browned. Sorry Nonna, we’ve got this one in the bag. Buon appetito!


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 box lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes (canned)
  • 1 handful basil
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (+ some for garnish, optional)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • olive oil
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
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    1. Turn on your broiler. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for your lasagna noodles. Grab a large oven-proof pan and place over medium heat. Break apart the lasagna noodles and add them to the pot of boiling, salted water. Cook for about 4 minutes.
    2. Add the tomatoes to the pan of garlic and season with a pinch of salt. Reduce the sauce for just a couple minutes. Add your basil (whole leaves) to the tomato sauce. Remove your broken lasagna noodles from the pot with some tongs and place them directly into your tomato sauce. Remove the sauce from the heat.
    3. Grab your mascarpone and mozzarella cheeses. If you’ve had a tough day, take a moment and squeeze the mozzarella ball for some stress relief. Tear the cheeses into big chunks and distribute over the top of the tomato sauce and noodles. Then grate your parm over the entire pan. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and grind some black pepper over the top. Place the pan under the broiler for about a minute. Once the cheese is melted and the lasagna is a bit browned on top, take it out.
    4. Grab a plate and a big spoon. Load a heaping helping of lasagna onto your plate. Garnish with a big grate of parm and enjoy!
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    Calories460Calories from Fat310
    Total Fat34g52%
    Saturated Fat18g90%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat310
    Total Carbohydrate13g4%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A40%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Cornel 21 days ago
    this was gooooooooooood
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    Ebony W. 2 months ago
    Amazing! Would definitely make this again
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    Jennifer Leboeuf 2 months ago
    Such an easy recipe. I wasn’t sure that such a simple sauce could be so delicious, but I was wrong. Even my super picky son loves this. I’ll definitely make it again
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    Tina Queen 3 months ago
    The family loved it, next time may add a little bit of ground beef. But this is excellent for a vegitarian
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    Cheryl 3 months ago
    We loved it! The mascarpone cheese gives it so much more flavor than the ricotta in my opinion. I did add some cooked Italian sausage as well. Will be making again!
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    Katelynn Ptacek 3 months ago
    A big hit in our house! My husband loved it! I loved how quick, easy, and fresh it was! I halved all of the cheeses and added in ground beef and it was very tasty! Next time I'll add in fresh spinach and even more fresh basil!
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    Christelle K. 4 months ago
    One of my favourites! Super easy and delicious.
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    Sara 5 months ago
    One of my favorite recipes ever! Only complaint I got the first time I made this.. not enough so I doubled it next time….AMAZING!!!
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    Jessica Smith 5 months ago
    This is so good. But I cook the noodles less in the pot of water and allow them to cook at 350-375 for 10-15 mins before broiling so they soak up the sauce, along with the marscapone, which I mix in first pretty well. That way it melds together better and at the very end, i throw a bit more marscapone on top with the mozz. Don’t cook the noodles all at once, they have a tendency to stick together. I made a full box today in a 6 qt pot, almost full w water and I cooked them in 3 separate batches to avoid this. My mother in law turned me onto this recipe. This was her suggestion, she was right.. also, she said to leave the marscapone on the counter for a while before making this to soften up. Today I made this lasagna and forgot to take the mascarpone out prior- it was a pain in the ass to mix in. Take it out a solid half hour prior to starting this. No wonder this guy slaps it on top, he can’t be bothered.. Make this, you won’t regret it!
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    Skyrim Scores 6 months ago
    It was delicious, my whole family loved it!
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    Bruce B. 6 months ago
    Turned out excellent... good blend of cheeses in it. I added 1/2lb of hamburger and a few spices not mentioned in the recipe. Definitely one to make again.
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    Emmaline 7 months ago
    Great flavors but mine came out a little thin. Will definitely make again.
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    Rebecca Evans 7 months ago
    My new favorite pasta recipe
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    Aileen L. 7 months ago
    Easy to make, added chopped sausage
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    Michael Jordan 8 months ago
    used as base recipe, added ground beef subd ricotta for marscapone
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    Goodwin 8 months ago
    It was really good and easy to make!
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    Kristen LaRue 8 months ago
    Turned out great! I added ground beef, chopped onion, a can of diced tomatoes, and a little more seasoning…but everyone in my family was happy!! Will definitely make again
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    amber Rahim 9 months ago
    it was great! quick, easy, and will make it again!
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    Ash 9 months ago
    i used feta and cheddar instead of mozzarella. still works! i left it in the oven for more about 8 mins though to get the burnt cheese on top.
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    Crystal Anton 9 months ago
    Yum!! I ised cream cheese instead of marscapone, but i didnt chince out on the fresh mozz. This dinner was delicious AND easy AND it actually only took 15 minutes!! Sold!!
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    MMa 10 months ago
    This was fast, easy and delicious. I did add a mix of ground turkey sausage/ground turkey. Had my husband cook that prior to arriving home as well as boil the water. I had a hard time finding whole basil but found chopped basil. I agree with another that the mozzarella chucks were very meaty. I may defer to shredded mozzarella next time. but other than that was delicious. I also had to transfer to casserole dish as my pan wasnt oven safe. But just place in oven little prior to placing into dish so it would already be hot.
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    Mona Johnson 10 months ago
    Really simple, but tasty! I actually made the sauce in my Ninja Duo on sauté so I could finish the dish on its broil setting. My oven’s broil is finicky. Family really enjoyed. Might add ground sausage next time.
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    Bridget Wilt 10 months ago
    tastes great and it was quick and easy
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    Megan Henley a year ago
    Yummy! I didn't have any basil but it was still good :-)
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    Julie Repass a year ago
    This recipe saved me when I got a call at work from my hubby saying we had a friend coming for dinner who was arriving 30 minutes after I got home. I love the simplicity, and it really was prepared in 15 minutes (and my daughter loved it). Plus I enjoyed the video :).
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    Anita Marino a year ago
    The noodles needed to cook a little longer or maybe I should have used oven ready noodles. It was very good though.
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    Diana a year ago
    Amazing great recipe
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    Mya H a year ago
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    cressy walton a year ago
    Quite easy, fresh and so luscious with the three cheeses.
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    Family a year ago
    it was so good ilove the texture