This SKILLET LASAGNA takes only 30 minutes and cooks in one pan. Smaller mess, and all of the flavors of that true lasagna you crave; Pasta, tomato sauce, and LOTS of cheese!
Whether we like it or not, summer will be coming to a close before we know it, that means school will be back in session, and days will get that rushed feeling where we want to head for the drive through.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can still make meals to gather our family around the table. Good meals that don’t require much prep, and cook all in one pan, in about 30 minutes.
Like this 30 Minute Skillet Lasagna!
From browning your hamburger , to adding a jar of your favorite sauce over the top of uncooked lasagna noodles, to that ricotta and melted Italian cheese on top — one skillet and done.
Is it just me, or when you hear the word lasagna, do you think of Garfield? Maybe I am showing my age again, but I always picture that orange cat with a pan of lasagna (or taking a nap!).
This Saturday, July 29th, is National Lasagna Day! Did you know that? I figured I needed to come up with a way to celebrate. This option is not only perfect for those busy rushed school nights we are in denial of, but how about on our precious weekends? Nobody needs to spend hours in the kitchen when you can be enjoying your time off. So this Saturday, pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine, toss this skillet lasagna together in no time, and celebrate National Lasagna Day!
Brown your hamburger with some onion and salt and pepper. Add in your garlic and diced tomatoes.
Top with broken lasagna pieces and a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce. Cover and cook, stirring periodically until noodles are cooked. Add in some of the cheese, stir and remove from heat. Top with remaining cheese, cover and let cheese melt. Top with fresh basil and serve.
Just look at that. Ooooooey Gooey cheesy goodness.
We served it up with some Italian Bean Salad on the side.
Hungry yet? Let’s get cookin’!
- 1.5 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped (or sub 2 Tablespoons dry minced onion)
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (14.5 ounce) Italian style diced tomatoes, UNdrained
- 1 can water
- 1 (32 ounce) jar pasta sauce
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 cups Shredded Italian blend cheese
- 10 lasagna noodles, broken into pieces
- fresh basil, chopped, to taste
30 Minute Meals are the best thing right?? How would you like a HUGE COLLECTION of them?? My friend, Brandi, of Aunt Bee’s Recipes and I put together a GIGANTIC collection of Easy Weeknight meals. Like over 100 of them! Also find lots of helpful tips and tricks to keeping yourself out of the drive through and around the family table.