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Lasagna Pasta Skillet

A Lasagna Pasta Skillet is a fun way to get your lasagna fix while changing things up a bit. It’s like a lasagna meets baked ziti skillet, and its out of this world.

A Lasagna Pasta Skillet is a fun way to get your lasagna fix while changing things up a bit. It's like a lasagna meets baked ziti skillet, and its out of this world.

I prepared this baked lasagna skillet how I normally would a regular lasagna, but to quicken things up I changed a few things, I used italian sausage, and a jar of marinara already made from a previous batch.

You can go with something off the shelf (I’m a fan of RAOS) if you prefer, but if you’re like me and think nothing beats marinara from home, check out this recipe.

A Lasagna Pasta Skillet is a fun way to get your lasagna fix while changing things up a bit. It's like a lasagna meets baked ziti skillet, and its out of this world.

For the cheese, I went with cottage cheese. I know, I know, lasagna purists are cringing, but sometimes you go with what you grew up with.

I grew up with cottage cheese, but if you’re #TeamRicotta by all means my friend, go for it!

A Lasagna Pasta Skillet is a fun way to get your lasagna fix while changing things up a bit. It's like a lasagna meets baked ziti skillet, and its out of this world.

So when putting this all together in the oven, I went with a baked ziti style approach, I used a little more sauce, undercooked the pasta a tad, allowing it to finish cooking int he oven and soaking up a little of that extra sauce.

And I’m a HUGE fan of crispy edges in lasagna, so I didn’t want to lose that. Cooking this uncovered at 400F will give you a lovely crunch on the edges of this lasagna pasta skillet.

Baked lasagna ziti? Or is this lasagna pasta? I don’t know, but whatever its called, its GOOOD!

Lasagna Pasta Skillet

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Lasagna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 727kcal
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Ingredients

  • 32 oz rigatoni pasta penne works too
  • 3 links italian sausage
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella 3 oz separated
  • 16 oz cottage cheese or ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. In a bowl combine cottage cheese, 3 oz of shredded mozzarella, egg and dried spices mix until evenly incorporated.
  • Remove casing from Italian sausage, brown and break up into small bits in a 12 inch skillet. Drain and place back into the skillet.
  • While Italian sausage is browning, bring a medium to large pot of water to a boil, boil pasta for half the time that the packaging says and strain.
  • Pour in marinara and pasta and sausage. Stir with half of the cottage cheese mixture until evenly coated. Spoon remaining cottage cheese mixture on top and remaining shredded mozzarella.
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes until pasta starts to get brown and crispy. Garnish with fresh basil and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 8oz | Calories: 727kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 378IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 3mg
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!