UACES Facebook Easy Skillet Lasagna
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It doesn’t have to be hard or take a lot of time to get a healthy meal on the table whether its for one or two or for your whole family. One of my favorite ways to accomplish the task of delivering a quick, healthy meal is one-pot dinners. The entire meal is made in one pot, which makes cooking and clean-up much easier on you. For an easy and time efficient spin on a classic favorite, this recipe for Easy Skillet Lasagna is sure to impress those of all ages in your household. This recipe can be switched up and adapted in several ways, so don’t be afraid to get creative. This also makes great leftovers to freeze or take to work for lunch the next day.

lasagnaEasy Skillet Lasagna

Yield 8 servings / Prep time 10 min / Cook time 20 min

Ingredients

8 lasagna noodles, cooked
1 (24 oz) jar of tomato pasta sauce, no meat
1 (15 oz) carton of small curd cottage cheese
½ c grated Parmesan cheese, divided in half
2 c of mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 (10 oz) pkg of frozen spinach, thawed and water squeezed out
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, mix cottage cheese, half the parmesan, and the Italian seasoning.
  2. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Do not put over heat yet.
  3. Spread half the pasta sauce into the skillet and top with four of the noodles.
  4. Spread half of the cottage cheese mixture over the top.
  5. Top that with half of the spinach and half of the mozzarella.
  6. Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5.
  7. Sprinkle remaining parmesan on top.
  8. Put skillet over the heat on medium-low and cook for about 20 minutes until the cheese melts and the sauce is bubbling. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Cooking Tips

  • For a golden cheesy top layer, skillet can be placed in oven on broil for a few minutes as long as the skillet is oven safe.
  • Cooked, lean ground meat can be added to the pasta sauce for more added protein in the recipe.
  • Ricotta cheese can be used in place of cottage cheese.
  • Another vegetable, such as kale, can be used in place of spinach.

Nutrition Facts:  Serving size 1 c, Calories 320, Protein 20g, Carbs 36g, Fat 10g

I hope you will give this tasty and healthy recipe a try, and if you do, be sure to connect with me online so I can see your savvy creation!

Stay savvy,

Katie

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Source:

Let’s Cook: A cookbook with quick and easy recipes. (2017). Colorado State University Extension.

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