Serves 4 to 6
- 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion , minced
- Table salt
- 3 medium cloves garlic , minced or pressed through a garlic press (about 1 tablespoon)
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 pound meatloaf mix
- 10 curly-edged lasagna noodles , broken into 2-inch lengths
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus 2 additional tablespoon
- Ground black pepper
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Meatloaf mix is a combination of ground beef, pork, and veal, sold pre-packaged in many supermarkets. If it’s unavailable, use ground beef. Use a 12-inch nonstick skillet with a tight-fitting lid for this recipe.
- Pour tomatoes with their juices into 1-quart liquid measuring cup. Add water until mixture measures 1 quart.
- Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add ground meat and cook, breaking apart meat, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes.
- Scatter pasta over meat but do not stir. Pour diced tomatoes with juices and tomato sauce over pasta. Cover and bring to simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender, about 20 minutes.
- Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Dot with heaping tablespoons ricotta, cover, and let stand off heat for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with basil and remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Serve.
5 Responses to “Skillet Lasagna”
1.Michael Morgan Says:
September 16th, 2006 at 1:37 pm
Can I have a sample?
September 16th, 2006 at 2:24 pm
Would you believe I was actually watching America’s Test Kitchen today, but that I just turned it on during the parmesan cheese testing. Was this during today’s episode? Sounds good…I might have to try it!
September 18th, 2006 at 2:23 pm
How was it? I saw the show but missed getting the recipe. So glad you have it! I’m going to give it a go tonight1
September 18th, 2006 at 5:43 pm
Thanks for the recipe. Can’t seem to get any recipes off of the America’s Test Kitchen site. What’s up with that? I couldn’t wait to try this, now I can. You wouldn’t have the recipe for orange chicken that they made a couple weeks ago, would you? thanks.
September 18th, 2006 at 9:10 pm
It was pretty good. Not exactly what I expected but it was good.
Deb, you just have to go to the website and and register for free and you will get all of the current season’s recipes.