Hunk of Meat Monday: Speedy Skillet Lasagna

A few weeks back I made the steak sandwiches out of the Gooseberry Patch Weeknight Dinners Cookbook. This week, the Speedy Skillet Lasagna was a big hit and only dirtied one pan.

Speedy Skillet Lasagna

Start by cooking up a pound of ground beef along with a 1/4 cup of onion and 1/2 cup carrot that are chopped in a Dutch Oven until the meat is no longer pink.

Chopped onion and carrot

Drain any excess grease and then uncooked pasta along with the remaining ingredients except for the cheese.

Campanelle Pasta and Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce

uncooked pasta, tomato sauce and seasoning for Speedy Skillet Lasagna.
Heat to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for 10 minutes or until your pasta is tender. I might have also added a bit of brown sugar and balsamic vinegar.

Secret ingredients for red sauce
Continue cooking til pasta is tender. Right before the lasagna is done cooking, I stirred in a quarter cup of cream.

Cooking skillet lasagna

Then sprinkle with about 2 cups of Mozzarella or Italian shredded cheese.

Speedy Skillet Lasagma
With the carrots, mushrooms and tomato sauce this is a fairly nutritious meal to oblivious hungry kids. Of course we all ate our weight in warm 3-cheese bread too.

Warm 3 cheese bread

Speedy Skillet Lasagna

A one pan recipe full of Italian flavors that will be on the table in less than 30 minutes and fill up your hungry family.
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ¼ c onion, chopped
  • ½ c carrot, chopped
  • 1½ c mafalda mini lasagna noodles or other type pasta
  • 1½ c water
  • 1, 26 ounce jar tomato sauce
  • ½ t. Italian seasoning
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • ⅓ cup half and half
  • ½ c or more shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook beef with onion and carrot till meat is no longer pink. Drain any excess grease.
  2. Stir in uncooked pasta and remaining ingredients except for cream and cheese. Heat till boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce to simmer and cook uncovered for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  3. Stir in half and half to the pasta. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.

Loving what you are seeing. Checkout the cookbook again this week when I am giving it away for free Beyer Beware.

Gooseberry Patch supplied me with the Weeknight Dinners Cookbook to review. Opinions are mine. Affiliate links were used.

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