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.
  • ◾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
  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!


Celebrating Everyday Life: – July 28th, 2013

It has been a very busy week in our home.  Tommy has been in Musical Theater Camp all week and headed to Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp in Iowa today.

Musical Theater Camp

This was the first year Tommy has participated in Musical Theater Camp at our church.  I was so impressed by the entire production.   We have such amazing and talented staff that work with our kiddo!

Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp


Tommy headed to camp this afternoon.  He will be gone until Friday, which he is fine with but Mom is missing him already.  Today as we were getting ready to send our little guy off to camp, I was struck by what an amazing church family we have.   The pictures above were sent to us by one of those amazing parents.  What a relief that the Verley’s were taking the kids down to camp!  They are the greatest!

Ryan and Chelsea

Hanging out at the library while Mommy is at work.

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Fun at the Beach

Random Pictures from Tommy….
I have always loved finding pictures on my camera taken by my children.  They are always a wonderful look into their thoughts!   These are some of the pictures I found this week from our budding photographer, Tommy!  Never know what you will find, seems this week that Tommy was admiring the beauty of flowers in random neighbor’s yard!


In Our Garden:


Picking Raspberries with Dad


Our beans are flowering and we have some small tomatoes.


In Our Kitchen:

New Recipes Tried:  Easy Skillet Lasagna – very easy and good!   Holiday Tortellini Soup another winner from our Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes cookbook!


I has has some leftover refrigerator pizza dough so I made bread sticks out of it.  These turn out very good, I was surprised!

Hope your week is filled with wonderful everyday moments with family and friends!