It’s the perfect dish for anyone who has a craving for the classic Italian casserole but doesn’t have the time to prepare it.
Anderson’s “Pan-sagna” uses simple, everyday ingredients
A reviewer on the Food Network website said of Anderson’s dish, “I really love how everyone can customize it…with their favorite type of cheese and amount of cheese they want. Fresh mozzarella is great too!”
The kitchen The co-host’s recipe calls for chopped green peppers and Vidalia onions, Italian seasonings, chopped garlic, flavorful Italian sausage in the casing, ground beef, a can of mashed tomatoes, beef or veal stock, pre-cooked (or undercooked) lasagna in chunks shredded leaves, ricotta cheese, lemon zest, shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese mixture, and chopped fresh basil and parsley.
“This is my one-pan plan,” Anderson says in the Food Network video below of this recipe. “I love having everything in one pan. Less dishes, very easy to do on a weekday. This will be my pan sagna! … It’s so easy, I mean come home and get this done really quick.”
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Anderson first cooks the onion, green pepper, Italian seasoning, and meat together in a large skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat.
“We’re going to use a shortcut made from uncooked lasagna sheets,” she adds. “What I like to do is break them up into big shards.”
The culinary personality adds that the lasagna pasta takes about eight minutes to cook, but “if you can’t find uncooked pasta, just grab egg pasta and it takes about six minutes.”
Stir the mashed tomatoes into the pan, followed by the beef broth (“I love it when it extends almost an inch beyond what I’m trying to cover here, which is the beef”). The broth plays an important role here, both adding flavor and helping to cook the broken-up lasagna noodles.
The noodles are “nudged and embedded” in the pan liquid and allowed to simmer for a few minutes “until the noodles are done.”
Serve the final dish in a plate or bowl with the chopped herbs and a nice dollop of ricotta cheese mixed with lemon zest.
Get the full recipe, video and reviews on the Food Network website.
Reviewers praised Anderson’s super easy and satisfying dish
The beauty of Anderson’s dish is how quickly it puts a filling and flavorful meal on the table, as confirmed by home cooks on the Food Network website.
“Awesome! So easy and delicious. I used spaghetti seasoning in addition to the Italian seasoning and it was such a hit! Makes this over and over at my house,” wrote one reviewer.
Another home cook added that it’s a great on-the-go meal: “This was awesome, quick and easy! My son’s eyes light up from the first bite! The recipe came together so quickly and works well for families on the run with sports and work. Will do again and again!”
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/sunny-andersons-pan-sagna-ultimate-quick-easy-lasagna-alternative.html/ Sunny Anderson’s “Pan-sagna” makes lasagna ready in less than 30 minutes