Easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe

Did your mom make Hamburger Helper meals when you were a kid??  My mom did as they were a quick and easy way to feed our family.  I like to make quick meals during the week and skillet meals fit that bill, but I try make all our meals from fresh ingredients.

Easy Skillet Lasagna
I found the recipe for Easy Skillet Lasagna on Lynne’s Kitchen Adventures Blog and I just had to try it.   It was a hit with our family and will be added to our easy weekday meal list.   Lynne is a Menu Plan Monday Participant so make sure you check out what is on her menu each Monday!

Easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe
Recipe type: Main Dish - Beef
Cuisine: Italian
 
Do you remember Lasagna Hamburger Helper?? This recipes reminds me of that, but only it is good! An easy meal to make during the week after work.
Ingredients
  • ◾1 pound ground beef
  • ◾1 onion, finely chopped
  • ◾1 clove garlic minced
  • ◾1- 14½ ounce diced tomatoes, undrained
  • ◾1½ cups water
  • ◾1 – 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • ◾1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • ◾2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ◾1 teaspoon salt
  • ◾2½ cups broken lasagna noodles or other similar shaped pasta (I various leftover Penne Pasta)
  • ◾3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • ◾1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ◾1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. ◾In a large skillet cook beef with onion until beef is cooked and onion is tender. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  2. ◾Add tomatoes, water, tomato paste, parsley, oregano, and salt to skiller. Stir well.
  3. ◾Add in pasta and stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, checking part way through. Add more water if needed.
  4. ◾Combine Parmesan cheese and ricotta cheese and drop by spoonfuls on top of pasta mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and cook covered 5 more minutes or until cheese has melted.
  5. Serve with Salad and Garlic Bread.

Happy Cooking!

jen

Quick Meal: Creamy Angel Hair with Sausage and Spinach

My hubby has been asking me for YEARS to take pictures of the meals I make.    Tonight’s supper was yummy enough that I actually did!   Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of the big beautiful platter of pasta.  I had to take a picture of the little leftover portion.   There was not much for leftovers either.   Very quick to prepare, so great for a week day meal.

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Quick Meal: Creamy Angel Hair with Sausage and Spinach
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My hubby has been asking me for YEARS to take pictures of the meals I make. Tonight's supper was yummy enough that I actually did! Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of the big beautiful platter of pasta. I had to take a picture of the little leftover portion. There was not much for leftovers either. Very quick to prepare, so great for a week day meal.
Ingredients
  • 14 oz. package smoked kielbasa
  • ½ large chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cans of chicken broth
  • 8 oz. angel hair pasta, broken in ½
  • 9 oz. package baby spinach
  • ⅓ cup whipping cream
  • 5 oz. of shredded Parmesan Cheese (the kind in the dairy section, not the green jar stuff!)
Instructions
  1. Slice kielbasa into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Sauté kielbasa, onion, garlic and oil in a large soup pot until vegetables are opaque.
  3. Add broth and ¼ cup water; bring to a boil.
  4. Add pasta; cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Add Spinach; cook about 1 minute.
  6. Stir in cream and parmesan cheese.

 

I served this with Garlic Bread and Prince Edward Vegetable Medley.

Happy Cooking