Best Ever Skillet Lasagna

Lately, I’ve been dreaming of Lasagna. I’m pretty sure this makes J very happy, because that man loves Lasagna as well (and of course A will happily devour 5 helpings of any sort of pasta that I put in front of her, my sweet little part-Italian girl!). But my energy is just gone. Seriously, the fact that I manage to get out of bed every morning is nothing short of a miracle, which I know is totally pathetic!

This Best Ever Skillet Lasagna truly is the amazing! It's such a quick and easy recipe and the flavors cannot be beat (especially because it comes together in around 30 minutes!). This one is definitely a keeper!

I knew there had to be an easier (read: lazier) way to fulfill this craving and then I remembered that I periodically pass various Skillet Lasagna recipes when I scroll through Facebook. Although, I’ve not saved any of them, I figured it couldn’t be too hard to figure it out as I go! So I did just that!

This Best Ever Skillet Lasagna truly is the amazing! It's such a quick and easy recipe and the flavors cannot be beat (especially because it comes together in around 30 minutes!). This one is definitely a keeper!

Sometimes, you create a recipes that is so delicious in the first shot that you don’t actually have tweek it the next time around- this is one of those recipes and I couldn’t be happier about it. You see, I gave this a try on a night that my parents and Grandma Eve were joining A and I for dinner (J had volleyball, but was thrilled to get the leftovers!). So I was taking a risk and flying by the seat of my pants, but I figured that if all else failed we could always order a pizza.

This Best Ever Skillet Lasagna truly is the amazing! It's such a quick and easy recipe and the flavors cannot be beat (especially because it comes together in around 30 minutes!). This one is definitely a keeper!

Pizza could not has been more unnecessary because not only did this come together really quickly, it was so delicious that everyone went in for seconds and was raving about the results! It seems that Skillet Lasagna is the perfect combination of that cheesy, meaty Lasagna goodness without all the hassle.

This Best Ever Skillet Lasagna truly is the amazing! It's such a quick and easy recipe and the flavors cannot be beat (especially because it comes together in around 30 minutes!). This one is definitely a keeper!

I’ve already made this a few times since it’s debut and the results have consistently been amazing! It’s definitely found a happy home on our dinner rotation and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be able to get all the greatness that Lasagna has to offer with only a fraction of the work and time!

Best Ever Skillet Lasagna

Source: The Life Jolie

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz. of Farfalle (bowtie) pasta, cooked to al dente, as per the instructions on the box
  • 3 cups of the Marinara sauce of your choice (Check out my amazing Marinara Sauce recipe!)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2/3 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. of Romano cheese + extra for sprinkling
  • 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded

Heat your oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add your onion and garlic and saute for about 5-10 minutes or until the onion has softened.

Add your ground beef and some salt and pepper to the pan and saute until browned. Drain the excess oil.

Add your pasta, sauce and water to the pan. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 7 minutes.

In a separate bowl, mix together your Ricotta cheese, 1 Tbsp of Romano cheese and garlic power while your pan simmers. Heat your broiler to low (mine allows me to choose a temperature and I went with 350 degrees)

Once the 7 minutes are up, transfer the pasta mixture to an oven-safe dish (unless your pan is oven-safe, then leave it!) and spoon gobs of the cheese mixture onto your pasta mixture.

Top with Mozzarella and a generous sprinkling of Romano cheese and place it under the broiler for 3-5 minutes of until the cheese melts.

Enjoy it with Romano cheese and if you’re feeling spicy a bit of crushed red pepper or hot pepper oil!

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22 Comments

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    Cole
    February 29, 2016 at 10:00 am Oh man this looks good! I love lasagna! I like the idea of using bowtie pasta! Cole recently posted...A New Adventure Named Glamour TrashMy Profile
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      Jessy
      February 29, 2016 at 11:25 am Thank you- It packs the same flavor-punches but without all the work :)
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    Charlene @ Sporadic Obsessions
    February 29, 2016 at 2:54 pm This looks so yummy!
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      Jessy
      March 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm Thank you :)
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    Carla
    March 1, 2016 at 7:04 pm So can't wait to try this!!!
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      Jessy
      March 2, 2016 at 3:48 pm I hope you love it!
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    Iveth (fortheloveto.com)
    March 2, 2016 at 9:38 pm I love all things cheesy ... and this looks so yummy!!! will be trying your recipe at home.. Thanks for linking up with #Alittlebitofeverything Iveth (fortheloveto.com) recently posted...A little Bit Of Everything Link-up #27My Profile
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      Jessy
      March 3, 2016 at 10:59 am Me too- it's all about the cheese! I hope you love it!
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    Jennifer
    March 4, 2016 at 12:44 am You had me at one pot dish. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things blog hop! Cheers, Jennifer http://awellstyledlife.com Jennifer recently posted...How to Winterize a Sundress: My Refined StyleMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 6, 2016 at 11:15 am It's all about keeping it simple!
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    Jennifer
    March 4, 2016 at 12:50 am Yummy. I love things made in a single pot. And filled with cheese!!Thanks for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things blog hop! Cheers, Jennifer http://awellstyledlife.com Jennifer recently posted...How to Winterize a Sundress: My Refined StyleMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 6, 2016 at 11:12 am Me and you both- easy and cheesy :)
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    Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)
    March 4, 2016 at 10:35 am Yum, this looks so gorgeous - and stress free! Thanks so much for sharing at #FridayFrivolty! :) Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) recently posted...Friday Frivolity: First World ProblemsMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 6, 2016 at 11:10 am Thank you- besides being delicious, my favorite aspect is how easy it is!
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    Elyse
    March 4, 2016 at 8:13 pm Cheesy goodness! This looks amazing! I'll be pinning this to try it with gluten-free noodles!
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      Jessy
      March 6, 2016 at 11:05 am Thank you- I live for the cheese! I bet it would be fantastic with GF noodles- great idea :)
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    Karen
    March 5, 2016 at 6:09 pm My boys would love this with bowtie pasta. Thanks for sharing at Let's Get Real Friday Party. Karen recently posted...Critical Key to Cutting Out Processed FoodsMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 6, 2016 at 11:04 am Thank you- The bowties definitely make it easier than cutting up lasagna noodles!
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    Erin @ Thanks for Cookin'!
    March 5, 2016 at 10:59 pm Soooo cheesy!! :) I love classic comfort food remade to fit into weeknight schedules! I'll be making this one soon for sure!
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      Jessy
      March 6, 2016 at 10:59 am It's all about the cheese! Enjoy :)
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    katherines corner
    March 6, 2016 at 9:27 pm this is terrific I love one pan meals! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things party. Watch for you feature tomorrow xo katherines corner recently posted...Tips to Get the Most Mileage From Your Yummly AdditionsMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 7, 2016 at 2:01 pm Thank you- me too- so much easier!

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