I love a rich and delicious homemade lasagna. I’ll admit though, I rarely make it from scratch because it can be a time-consuming dish to put together.
This Skillet Lasagna Recipe is an excellent alternative for those times you are in the mood for lasagna but don’t want to deal with the mess or have time to make it from scratch.
And of course, I have used lighter ingredients to help counteract my ever-expanding waistline…
Skillet Lasagna (Lightened Up)Print
- 3/4 lb of lean ground beef turkey
- 3/4 medium onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 jar of your favorite lower-calorie spaghetti sauce
- small jar of mushrooms
- 1 tsp dried basil
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 12 oz of your favorite shaped pasta
- 3/4 cup low fat ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup lowfat mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
- Cook pasta according to directions.
- While pasta is cooking, cook the ground meat, onion and garlic together in a large skillet until the meat is no longer pink. Drain off any excess fat.
- Stir in pasta sauce, mushrooms, basil, and oregano.
- Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Add pasta to skillet and combine well. Add small spoonfuls of ricotta cheese over the pasta mixture.
If you have picky eaters like I do, use the edge of your spatula to gently mix some of the ricotta into the lasagna mixture. (Otherwise, you can leave it in spoonfuls over the top of the lasagna.)
- Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes or so. Top with grated mozzarella, parmesan, and pepper.
Serve and Enjoy!
About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.