One Pot Deconstructed Lasagna Orzo

This easy one pot Lasagna recipe uses Orzo instead of Lasagne. Orzo is cooked like a risotto absorbing broth to create a creamy delicious dish.

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Recipe Developed by Brooke Carson (@brooklynsbites). For a visual tutorial of this recipe, check out this reel.

Ingredients 6 Servings

Ingredients for One Pot Deconstructed Lasagna Orzo: 

  • 1 1/3 cups Barilla® Orzo pasta
  • 1 pound Italian sausage or ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 24-ounce jar of tomato sauce
  • 20 ounces beef broth
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • [Optional] Garnish with fresh basil & red pepper flakes, to taste

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and cook Italian sausage or beef until browned.

  • Once the sausage is cooked through, remove from the pan; set aside. Add olive oil, onion, garlic, dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are tender.

  • Add tomato sauce, broth, and orzo to the onion mixture and cook for about 7-8 minutes until orzo has absorbed most of the liquid. Remove from the heat.

  • Add the cooked sausage and basil, mix until combined.

  • Separately, mix ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan together until combined.

  • Create small pockets in the pan and add the ricotta mixture. Top with more basil to garnish & enjoy!

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