Friday, February 28, 2014

Easy Skillet Lasagna

As much as I like to cook, the classics are sometimes the things I never get around to making (I did finally make my first apple pie about a year and a half ago though!): things like pot roast, chicken noodle soup, and lasagna. To be fair, pot roast and chicken noodle soup are not my favorite foods in the world, but I do love lasagna. But let's be real: the last thing I feel like doing after work is diving into a lasagna recipe. This skillet lasagna, however? I'm all over it. It really only took 30 minutes to make, and it perfectly satisfied my Italian craving.

Skillet Lasagna
8 oz farfalle (bowtie) pasta, uncooked
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
2 Tbsp water
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
12 ounces Italian sausage
1/3 cup chopped yellow onion
2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano, undrained
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Meanwhile, combine ricotta cheese, water and pepper in small bowl; set aside.

Heart large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onion; cook 3-5 minutes or until sausage is crumbled and onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Drain. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and cooked pasta to skillet; stir to combine.

Dollop spoonfuls of ricotta mixture on top of pasta mixture. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 2-3 minutes or until ricotta mixture is hot and mozzarella cheese melts. Serves 6.

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Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided to me by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. This sounds really good. I think I would miss the traditional lasagna noodles, but I also don't make the hard core lasagna on a regular basis, so maybe I'll have to add this alternative to my list.

  2. this is AWESOME. awesome awesome. thank you so much for sharing this! p.s. i didn't know if i tell you but i know make a salad every monday night for brian and i using leftover bacon + roast chicken from our sunday brunch and sunday dinner, inspired by your recent salad post. as summer comes i know i'll be able to add some more produce, but it's just been a great lifesaver on a monday when i'm tired and the thought of turning on the oven is the last one i have. thank you!!!