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Easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe

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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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Step 1:

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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

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Olive oil
2 oz fresh mozzarella, chopped
1/4 cup shredded parmesan
3/4 cup Bourisn cheese (can use ricotta!)
Fresh basil, chiffonade



Step 2: Prep

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Clean and chop your vegetables, mozzarella, and basil.  Grate your parmesan.  

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium heat until shimmering.  Add the ground meat and let sit for one minute.  Flip the meat over the brown the other side.  Try not to stir the meat too much - this will cause it to stick to the pan more, and you won't get the nice deep browning on it.

Remove the meat to a plate and drain.

Add the onion to the remaining hot oil and cook until soft.
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!
canucksgirl2 years ago
That looks tasty! Can you tell me what "Bourisn cheese" is?
http://www.ehow.com/about_5158721_boursin-cheese.html

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! 
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. ;)
sunshiine2 years ago
Looks so yummy. I will send my son this link so he can make his favorite dish. Thanks for sharing.
Sunshiine
Pat_Maroney2 years ago
This is a KILLER idea!
debdegraeve2 years ago
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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