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Skillet Lasagna

I am a lasagna making superstar.  Quiet the applause.  I really am.  What makes this special, is that you make it in a skillet, which cuts the total work time down to about an hour (or at least that was what it took me starting with frozen meat.)  I listed the ingredients in sections because they are used in those groupings. Here’s the breakdown:

Section 1

1 lb lean ground beef
2 tbsp dried minced onion
3 Cloves Garlic (minced)

Section 2

1 can diced tomatoes (undrained)
1-1/4 cup water
8 oz tomato sauce
1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
2-1/2 cup broken up whole wheat lasagna noodles

Section 3

1 cup fat free cottage cheese
1/4 cup fat free grated Parmesan cheese
Dash Italian Seasoning and Pepper
1 egg
Shredded part skim mozzarella cheese for garnish

To prepare this skillet lasagna masterpiece, start by browning the meat.  Once it has a little color, maybe halfway through, add the onion and garlic.  I added a little water with them to help the onion reconstitute.

Once the meat is browned add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, oregano, parsley, and Italian seasoning.  Give that a good stir and then add the broken up noodles.  Make sure that you mix them in well because they’ve got to cook in the liquid and absorb a fair bit of it.  Let that simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the noodles are tender all the way through.  Make sure you stir every 5 minutes or so to keep the moisture even.

While it’s simmering combine the cottage cheese, Parmesan, egg, Italian seasoning, and pepper.  I was pretty liberal with the pepper because there wasn’t any in the rest of the dish.  Once your noodles are tender drop the cottage cheese mixture on top by spoonfuls.  I spread it out a little bit once it was on to make the layer even.  Let that cook for 5 minutes.

Finally, spread the grated mozzarella on top.  Let it melt, then serve.

It is basically lasagna’s ugly cousin without any of the soupiness issues that lasagna can get.  It was a hit at my house.

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