Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: One Pot Skillet Lasagna

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

One Pot Skillet Lasagna

I often crave lasagna, but am unwilling to take the time to make it.
So naturally I created this short cut version!

One Pot Skillet Lasagna...this short cut lasagna version is so good, maybe better than the real thing!  It takes under 30 minutes and full of the traditional lasagna favorites - noodles, tomatoes, marinara, spinach and CHEESE! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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I believe summer is all about short cuts.

Any chance I get to take advantage of squeezing in extra time here or there, I'm game.  I'm using my slow cooker, my instant pot and my freezer like they are going out of style.  

When in the winter I'd be boiling potatoes in a big pot, in the summer I'm getting them done in my instant pot in 12 minutes.  When in the winter I'd be long-simmering soups in my stock pot all afternoon, now I'm ditching ALL THE SOUPS and I'm sticking with cold pasta salads, grilled chicken salads and eating egg salad by the spoonful.

I want my foods to be easier and quicker.

Thus, I invented this One Pot Skillet Lasagna.

Because lasagna cannot be forgotten between the months of May to September.

One Pot Skillet Lasagna...this short cut lasagna version is so good, maybe better than the real thing!  It takes under 30 minutes and full of the traditional lasagna favorites - noodles, tomatoes, marinara, spinach and CHEESE! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Between these short cuts, we are in full-on summer mode around here.  How about you?  What is your summer like?

Our kids started swim lessons this week, because of course, these next two weeks are about the only time I could fit them in, in between camps and vacation.  And for those that know us well, the older two are doing awesome {ages 8 and 7} and our young little stubborn butterfly {age 4} has given me a few headaches.

Let's just say she is attached to the hip of me and when she was given a young high school girl as her teacher she flat out refused.  I'm guessing the Lord was hovering over me that day in high humidity with sweat covering me in all the wrong places, when suddenly another older woman {I'll refer to her as the swim whisperer} appeared out of no where, took my daughter's hand and let her into the pool like there was no issue at all.

You know how they say dogs can sense dog lovers?  It was like she could sense this lady was a Grandma to 6 and loved kids.

In case you are wondering...everything is going well as long as I stay hidden and she doesn't see me, at which point, all swimming comes to a hault and SHE IS DONE.

One Pot Skillet Lasagna...this short cut lasagna version is so good, maybe better than the real thing!  It takes under 30 minutes and full of the traditional lasagna favorites - noodles, tomatoes, marinara, spinach and CHEESE! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Let's just say after that first day of swimming hell, this is a dinner I wanted to come home too.  Something comforting, yet easy to make.

Here's the thing - I still want lasagna in the summer, I just don't want the fuss of assembling it all, nor do I want to have my oven set at 375 degrees for one and a half hours.

Therefore I created this One Pot Skillet Lasagna.  IT TAKES EXACTLY THE SAME.  Maybe even better?  It's a bit more saucy, yet still full of loads of cheese.  Which, of course, makes the lasagna, right?

One Pot Skillet Lasagna...this short cut lasagna version is so good, maybe better than the real thing!  It takes under 30 minutes and full of the traditional lasagna favorites - noodles, tomatoes, marinara, spinach and CHEESE! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

When I announced I was making lasagna on a random Tuesday night in between ball practices, you'd thought I'd just announced the cure for cancer.  

You have time for that?

While yes, I do have time for that.  You guys, it was a big hit.  A huge hit.  A milestone hit.  I have this list of continious meals that scroll through my head on a weekly basis of meals my family loves.  These tacos are on the list, so is this baked chicken, plus our favorite homemade pizza.  Guess what?  This One Pot Skillet Lasagna is getting put on the mental list.

One Pot Skillet Lasagna...this short cut lasagna version is so good, maybe better than the real thing!  It takes under 30 minutes and full of the traditional lasagna favorites - noodles, tomatoes, marinara, spinach and CHEESE! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Who is going to try this one?

Who is going to make this twice in one week?  Also, trust me when I say it's perfect reheated for lunch the next day.

Your family will have never been more excited for leftovers.  Tag me on social media {@sweetsavoryeats} and let me know if you make it!

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One Pot Skillet Lasagna

Ever want lasagna for dinner without all the hassle? This short cut version comes together quickly and tastes delicious!
prep time: 5 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients


  • 1 lb. pork sausage
  • 8 oz. lasagna noodles, broken in pieces
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 32 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 T freshly torn basil leaves
  • 2 T freshly torn parsley leaves
  • 2 T olive oil

instructions


  1. Heat a large rimmed skillet to medium-high heat.  Drizzle in the olive oil and cook the pork sausage.  Crumble with a spoon and cook until no longer pink.  Drain off any excess grease.
  2. Add in the following ingredients: tomatoes, marinara sauce, lasagna noodles, spinach, herbs and Parmesan cheese.  Stir to combine, making sure the lasagna noodles are covered in the sauce.
  3. Turn down the skillet to medium heat, cover and let cook for 15 minutes.  Stirring half way through to make sure the noodles don't stick.
  4. Top the lasagna with the mozzarella cheese, cover again and cook/steam for another 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes.  Serve warm.
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