Skillet Lasagna

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Skillet Lasagna

Recipe type: Yield: 4 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


Great recipe to cook ‘From Your Pantry’ as you should have most of these ingredients as staples in your kitchen. Add a nice loaf of warmed Italian bread with olive oil on the side, a green salad and your set to go.

Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef, turkey or chicken1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushedSea salt and fresh ground pepper½ medium brown onion, chopped1 clove garlic, minced8 ounces sliced mushroom½ pound dry pasta, egg noodles, rotini, rotelle, farfalle or other shapes1 favorite jar pasta sauce½ cup water½ cup dry red wine½ cup ricotta cheese¼ cup Parmesan cheese8 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheeseBasil leaves for garnish, optional

Directions:

  1. In an approximately 9″ sauté pan*, preferably non-stick, with lid, brown ground beef adding a little salt, pepper and Italian seasoning as it cooks. Drain and set aside.
  2. Add a little olive oil, if needed, to lightly coat the bottom of the pan, add the onion and sauté until lightly translucent, add garlic and stir, cook briefly, then add mushrooms and continue to cook until mushrooms are lightly browned.
  3. Add ground beef back to the pan and add the pasta, pasta sauce, water and wine, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil, cover and cook about 10 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Taste and season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to taste.
  4. Spoon ricotta into mounds on top of the lasagna mixture, sprinkle grated cheese over the top, cover, reduce heat to low and cook until the cheese is melted.
  5. Add parmesan cheese and basil leaves, if using.
  6. *If you’re confused about sauté pan vs. skillet, a sauté pan has straight sides and some depth to the pan whereas a skillet has flared sides and won’t hold the volume that this recipe calls for.

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