Thursday, May 26, 2011

Skillet Lasagna

Lasagna-who doesn't love a big ol plate of lasagna? But who really enjoys all the work it sometimes takes to put it together especially on a weeknight when we have so much going on and need a yummy dinner fast. This skillet lasagna is so easy and fast and if I do say so myself taste just as good as the real thing with a lot less work. This recipe has been floating around the food blogasphere for a while now and lot of you have posted but for you that haven't tried this out give it a try you won't be disappointed.

1lb ground beef(use ground turkey or chicken if desired)
1 onion, chopped
1 T. minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/3 tsp crushed red pepper flakes(will not make it to spicy don't leave out)
1 1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
2 cans(14.5 oz each)crushed tomatoes or one large can
1 can tomato sauce plus one can of water
12 lasagna noodles broken in 1 inch length pieces(can use whole wheat if desired)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese

Brown the hamburger in a large skillet with the onion and garlic until no longer pink. Drain the grease. Scatter the broken noodles over the meat. pour in the tomatoes, sauce , and seasonings and stir. Cover and increase the heat and maintain a simmer until the pasta is tender(about 20 minutes) Stir in cheeses and cover and let stand till the cheese melts. Serve with crusty french bread and a green salad!!!

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