Skillet Lasagna

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Skillet Lasagna – Everything you love about lasagna but made in a skillet. Noodles, ricotta cheese, sausage, sauce, and melted cheese in a skillet.

skillet lasagna recipe

I seem to be on a lasagna kick. Not even just a lasagna kick, but one where I figure out how to get everything I love about lasagna, made in less time. Since we moved to Kansas, I have been cooking dinner almost every single night.

When we lived in California, it was very easy to run and get a quick dinner if I ran out of time at the end of the day. Here, that is not the case. We have limited options, and most of them are not very healthy. We are also committed to living on a budget for the first time in our adult lives.

So eating out is a rare treat, not a twice-weekly occurrence. When we do eat out, we usually venture to Kansas City, and have a meal that includes knives and forks, and does not include a drive-thru window. Where am I going with this? I have become a very good meal planner. I still spend a lot of money on food. I refuse to sacrifice quality, so I have to be a little more careful and creative. Do you meal plan? Do you have any tips or tricks that help you cut down on your grocery budget? Please share if you do.

There a few things that I have a very hard getting here, fresh herbs being one of them. We moved here too late in the season to plant any, and it is very hit or miss to find them in the store. When I do find great herbs, I need to use them quickly, they do not have a very long shelf life. So I will group things together on my meal plan that uses some of the same, very perishable, ingredients. In this instance, I had some basil to use, and some ricotta, so this quick take on lasagna was born. I saw something similar on Pinterest, and used the idea to make this. I also have made this with ravioli when I do not have any ricotta on hand.

Skillet Lasagna Ingredients

  • 1 pound bowtie pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 links sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh flat parsley
  • 1 large ball of fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
skillet lasagna recipe

How to Make – The Steps

Step 1: Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large saute pan (that is oven-proof) heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Take the sausage out of the casing, and cook until brown, about 5 minutes.

skillet lasagna recipe

Step 2: Add the pepper and onions, and cook for a few minutes until they get soft.

skillet lasagna recipe

Step 3: Add the red pepper flakes, oregano, and garlic. Cook for another minute. Season with salt and pepper.

skillet lasagna recipe

Step 4: Add the tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes. Add some basil and parsley. I reserve a little for garnish.

skillet lasagna recipe

Step 5: The sauce will on the thick side.

skillet lasagna recipe

Step 6: Toss in the bowtie pasta.

skillet lasagna recipe

Step 7: Add dollops of ricotta cheese.

skillet lasagna recipe

Step 8: Layer the mozzarella cheese over the pasta.

skillet lasagna recipe

Step 9: Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

skillet lasagna recipe

Step 10: Put the skillet into a 400-degree oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and gooey. Garnish with the remaining basil and parsley.

skillet lasagna recipe
skillet lasagna recipe

Skillet Lasagna

bakedbree
Skillet Lasagna - A quick weeknight version of lasagna.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound bowtie pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 links sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 14.5-ounce crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh flat parsley
  • 1 large ball fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large saute pan (that is oven proof) heat the olive oil over medium-high hear. Take the sausage out of the casing, and cook until brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the pepper and onions, cook for a few minutes until they get soft.
  • Add the red pepper flakes, oregano, and garlic. Cook for another minute. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes. Add some basil and parsley. I reserve a little for garnish.
  • Toss in the bowtie pasta.
  • Add dollops of ricotta cheese.
  • Layer the mozzarella cheese over the pasta.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Put the skillet into a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and gooey. Garnish with the remaining basil and parsley.
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