Lasagna Arrabiata with red bell pepper and mozzarella cheese

(from castro15’s recipe box)

Categories: Pasta


  • 4 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • 8 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • 5 oz. Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 4 oz. Ricotta
  • 1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  2. Add noodles to boiling water and boil until pliable, but still a little firm, 8-10 minutes. Noodles should be slightly underdone. Drain noodles in a colander and rinse under cold water. Lay flat on a plate and set aside. While noodles cook, prepare ingredients.

  3. Halve and peel onion. Slice halves into thin strips. Stem, seed, and slice red bell pepper into ¼" strips. Trim zucchini ends, quarter lengthwise, and cut into ¼" dice. Set aside ¼ the mozzarella. Combine remaining mozzarella with ricotta in a mixing bowl.

  4. Place a medium oven-safe pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. You may also use a cast iron skillet. Add onion and red bell pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until vegetables begin to soften, 2-3 minutes. Add zucchini and cook until lightly charred, 2-3 minutes. Remove from burner. Set aside ½ cup marinara. Add remaining marinara, cooked vegetables, half the red pepper flakes, and ¼ tsp. salt in another mixing bowl. Taste, and add remaining red pepper flakes if desired. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  5. Create three lasagna layers in pan used to cook vegetables: Start with vegetable-sauce mixture, dollop with ricotta-mozzarella mixture, and top with cooked pasta. You may have to cut pasta to fit. Repeat two more times, finishing with a pasta layer. Pour reserved marinara sauce over top, covering lasagna. Top with reserved mozzarella.

  6. Coat a piece of foil with cooking spray and cover pan. Place pan in hot oven and bake 15-20 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and rest at least 5 minutes. Lasagna may appear watery at first, but liquid will be absorbed as it rests. Serve family-style. Bon appétit!

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