Simplify lasagna with this easy one-dish skillet recipe!  Now you can enjoy lasagna in 30 minutes with no fuss.  Combine ground meat (optional) with chopped fresh veggies, uncooked noodles, preprepared sauce, and top with a blend of cheeses for a quick, weeknight meal.  This is one dish you're sure to go back to for seconds!

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You can play pretty fast and loose with this recipe as long as you don't substitute no-boil noodles for the traditional lasagna noodles.  You can use canned whole peeled tomatoes, homemade sauce, or store bought.  You can choose to add protein or not.  I used ground turkey, but beef, pork, seitan, tempeh or a combination of any of the above would work too.  I also threw in some zucchini, mushrooms, and peppers just to up the vegetable quotient, and you can go wild here.

I used:
1 jar pasta sauce
1 pound ground turkey
1 onion, minced
2 red peppers, diced
1 zucchini, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
A handful of mushrooms, chopped
A good slug of red wine (opt)
10 oz lasagna noodles, broken into 2" pieces

Not pictured:
Olive oil
2 oz fresh mozzarella, chopped
1/4 cup shredded parmesan
3/4 cup Bourisn cheese (can use ricotta!)
Fresh basil, chiffonade

Made a version of this last night but can't post a photo using the Instructables app :-( I added roasted sweet peppers, grated asiago & parmesan cheese, grated carrot, mushrooms, chili flakes, uncooked macaroni, chicken stock instead of water & a few other things I needed to use up. Threw it all in a covered clay pot & baked for 45 minutes. Was really good, not to mention quite fast! Thanks for the inspiration :-) FYI for anybody making this dish: brown mushrooms (cremini) have far more flavor than white!
I tried this last night and it is a good, easy week-night meal.. The only problem I had was that my skillet was not big enough (oops) and I had to keep adding water to get the noodles to cook all the way. I may try it in the crock pot next time. Overall, it was very tasty and far less work than my classic lasagna recipe. Two thumbs up!
That looks tasty! Can you tell me what "Bourisn cheese" is?
<a href="http://www.ehow.com/about_5158721_boursin-cheese.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.ehow.com/about_5158721_boursin-cheese.html</a><br> <br> I did not know what it was either so I did a search. I think here is the answer for you. I learned something new today and will have to try the cheese if I can find it in my area!&nbsp;
Thanks sunshiine. I see now that I misspelt the name... perhaps that is why I couldn't find any info. (oops) Thanks for the link. ;)
Looks so yummy. I will send my son this link so he can make his favorite dish. Thanks for sharing. <br>Sunshiine
This is a KILLER idea!<br>
I used to make my family something like this, and it was okay. This definitely looks like a better version and I will be making it. Thank you for the good recipe.
Oh my goodness, that looks delicious!

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