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Skillet Lasagna


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 ounces curly-edged lasagna noodles,
  • (broken into 2-inch pieces – 8 noodles)
  • 2 6ounces marinara sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1⁄2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3⁄4 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh basil, chopped


Cook meat in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it into pieces with a wooden spoon, for about 5 minutes (until cooked through). Drain meat and return to skillet. Stir in garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cook over medium-high heat until fragrant (about 30 seconds – do not burn garlic). Sprinkle broken lasagna noodles into the skillet, then pour in marinara sauce and water over the top. Cover and cook on stove top, stirring often and adjusting heat as necessary to maintain a vigorous simmer, until noodles are tender (about 20 minutes). Take the skillet off the heat source and stir in half of the mozzarella and half of the parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Dot heaping tablespoons of ricotta over the noodles, then sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and parmesan. Cover and let stand off heat until the cheeses melt (about 3-5 minutes). Sprinkle with basil before serving.

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