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Broken Lasagna Pasta with Meat Sauce! A super easy way to enjoy lasagna without all the layering. If you have teens in the house, they can make this! Enjoy!
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Broken Lasagna Pasta with Meat Sauce

Just meant to be an easy weeknight meal. If you want to add cheese, feel free to garnish with freshly grated parmesan or, for more of a baked dish, you can add shredded mozzarella cheese over the top and bake in a 325 degree oven until the cheese has melted. Alternatively, you can check out my One Pan Skillet Lasagna.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: italian american
Keyword: baked pasta, creamy pasta, lasagna
Servings: 6


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can tomato sauce or marinara sauce* + more if needed
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes I used fire roasted sweet and smoky
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. curly lasagna noodles broken into 2-inch pieces
  • fresh basil leaves


  • Using a large, deep skillet or pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and let cook for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and mix together for about a minute. Add the ground beef and the sweet Italian sausage and cook until all of the meat is browned, about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain the fat from the pan.
  • Add the tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, sugar and Italian seasoning and stir together until everything is combined. Bring everything to a boil, and then turn the heat low. Let simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  • While your sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add the broken lasagna pasta, a handful at a time. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, or until al dente.¬†When the sauce is ready, add the cooked broken pasta directly into the pan and carefully toss together. Sprinkle on some fresh basil leaves, serve and enjoy!


*I love Rao's Homemade marinara sauce