Easy Skillet Lasagna with Mushrooms and Basil

August 20, 2012

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When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to make a vegetarian version. Lasagna is so comforting, but a total pain to make. This cast-iron skillet version using no boil noodles is a cinch. I’ll never go back to layering again.

Ingredients:
Adapted from How Sweet Eats

1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 sweet onion, diced
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
4 oz no boil lasagna noodles (about 1/2 of a 9 oz box)
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
2 balls fresh mozzarella
1 cup ricotta
1 cup basil, chopped
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

On the stove top, heat the butter and oil in a cast iron skillet.

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Next, add the onions, mushrooms and garlic. Sautee for about 3 minutes, until vegetables become tender.

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Add the tomatoes, about 1/2 the basil, a 1/4 cup water, salt and pepper. Give it a good stir.

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Work the no boil noodles into the mixture. Make sure all the noodles are covered by sauce.

Next, cover with slices of mozzarella and scoops of ricotta.

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Bake for 25 minutes, until cheese is melted and the edges are bubbling.

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Remove from the oven and top with the remaining basil.

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Serve with crusty garlic bread to sop up the sauce.

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{ 5 comments }

Homer August 22, 2012 at 8:21 am

Everything tastes better cooked in a skillet!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet August 21, 2012 at 7:10 am

This could be the perfect comfort food!

Jess August 21, 2012 at 12:27 am

Is there anything that can’t be made in an cast iron skillet?! This is such a great idea (particularly for those of us who don’t have dishwashers). Looks like I definitely need to get one….not sure how I’ve managed to go this long without it.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods August 23, 2012 at 7:55 am

A cast iron skillet is a MUST!

Jessica August 20, 2012 at 8:04 am

This looks so simple and delicious! Love the addition of mushrooms.

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