Skillet Lasagna Featuring KRAFT Parmesan and HUNT’S Tomatoes

02.04.2014

Skillet Lasagna | Cooking Classy

Move over baked lasagna, skillet lasagna is about to take your place. It is quicker, it’s easier, there is less clean up, and it tastes equally as good as its baked counterpart. Yes, I think I am converted, especially when it comes to simple weeknight meals. I think it will be hard for me to find the desire and take the time to layer a lasagna and wait for it to bake now that I’ve tried this simple skillet version that is done in about half the time.

This tasty lasagna was made featuring two authentic recipe staples, KRAFT Parmesan Cheese and HUNT’S® Diced Tomatoes. These two delicious ingredients cut preparation time without cutting out that authentic Italian flavor.

Skillet Lasagna | Cooking Classy

This lasagna may not be quite as pretty and perfectly layered, but trust me it tastes just as good as the oven baked version!

Skillet Lasagna | Cooking Classy

I love the fact that HUNT’S® 100% Natural Diced Tomatoes are peeled using FlashSteam™ and no harsh chemicals. It leaves them with their vibrant fresh flavor and it leaves me feeling confident that I don’t have to worry about chemicals. I also love knowing that KRAFT Grated Parmesan is made using 100% parmesan in their cheese. I was raised eating it all the time in so many different dishes. My mom used it at least once, if not twice per week. From spaghetti, to soups, to casseroles, it frequently made it’s way to dinner. It always brought that special something to our meal, and now I’m using it in mine to give dinner that same special something. What would Italian food be without Parmesan cheese? Not to mention it is so convenient having it pre-grated for me, which means less prep for me and two less dishes to clean, right?

If you are looking for a simple weeknight meal that packs plenty of authentic Italian flavor, then look no further. This fantastic recipe has got you covered. Enjoy!

Skillet Lasagna Featuring KRAFT and HUNT'S

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Skillet Lasagna

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (scant 1 Tbsp)
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans HUNT'S Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can HUNT'S Tomato Sauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, divided
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 dry lasagna noodles, each noodle broken crosswise into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded KRAFT Natural Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese

Directions

  • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large and deep skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, crumble in beef and cook until browned, stirring occasionally and breaking up beef. Drain fat from beef and pour beef onto a plate, set aside.
  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in skillet, once hot and add onion and saute until tender, about 3 minutes, adding in garlic during last 30 seconds of sauteing. Pour in HUNT's Petite Diced Tomatoes, HUNT'S Tomato Sauce and water. Stir in 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, the basil, oregano, sugar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring just to a gentle boil then add lasagna pieces and cooked beef, stir and submerge noodles in liquid, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover skillet with lid and allow to cook until noodles are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 - 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together KRAFT Mozzarella Cheese, KRAFT Parmesan Cheese and ricotta until evenly combined. Once noodles are tender, shape half of the cheese mixture into about 1 1/2 Tbsp portions and add to lasagna, and gently stir to submerged under pasta. Crumble remaining half of the cheese mixture into small pieces over top, cover with lid and allow to cook over low heat, about 5 minutes longer until cheese has melted. Garnish top with remaining 1 Tbsp parsley and serve warm.
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22 comments

  • Gloria: Looks wonderful and easy! Do you think it would work to make it in a dutch oven? February 4, 2014 at 10:14am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes I think that would be just fine. I hope you love it if you make it Gloria! February 4, 2014 at 11:41am Reply

  • Shelley: This looks delicious! I’d love to eat a whole pan of this on a chilly day like today. Do you think cottage cheese could be used in place of the ricotta? February 4, 2014 at 2:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It might work, the only thing that would be hard is that I used the ricotta not only for the flavor but to act as a binder to bind the cheeses without using egg. So, with that said you’d probably just wouldn’t be able to get the cheeses to bind and sort of hold together but it would still probably taste great. February 4, 2014 at 10:19pm Reply

  • Liz @ Virtually Homemade: This looks relish! What a great idea. February 4, 2014 at 4:34pm Reply

  • Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent: Love that you can make this all in one pot. Delicious and Easy! February 4, 2014 at 5:52pm Reply

  • Laura: I made this for dinner tonight but used a jar of my favorite marinara sauce and added Italian sausage. It was delicious!! I’ve shared your blog with many of my friends and they are as impessed as I am. Your photography and recipes are awesome. Keep up the good work. February 4, 2014 at 5:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Laura! Thanks for the compliment! February 4, 2014 at 7:23pm Reply

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness: This looks delish Jaclyn! My hubby always requests lasagna, but it’s so much work! Thanks for making it a little easier! February 5, 2014 at 5:09am Reply

  • Tracy | Peanutbutter and Onion: I love lasagna, and this super simplifies it!
    Thanks February 5, 2014 at 7:33am Reply

  • Sherrill: This is a fabulous dish as I am allergic to eggs and couldn’t figure out the ricotta idea to bind it! Thank you! February 8, 2014 at 4:36am Reply

  • Janet: This looks delicious! I only use Hunt’s tomatoes but the unsalted variety. February 14, 2014 at 12:03pm Reply

  • Danielle: This was fast and delicious! I cooked the onion and garlic with the beef, then added the tomatoes, water and noodles to the mixture, cooked for about 20 minutes, added the cheeses and popped it under the broiler for a few minutes until it was brown and bubbly, delicious!! Thanks!!! February 20, 2014 at 3:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your review Danielle! I’m so glad you liked this skillet lasagna! March 4, 2014 at 9:33pm Reply

  • Karen: How many calories? February 21, 2014 at 4:43pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I don’t have the calorie count on the recipes I have posted but I recommend finding it on websites like myfitnesspal.com. March 1, 2014 at 11:49pm Reply

  • Jackie Bonette: Made this tonight – was delicious and a pretty quick meal to put together. Will definitely be making this again! Thank you for sharing!! March 16, 2014 at 7:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked this Jackie! Thanks for leaving a review! March 23, 2014 at 5:06pm Reply

  • Boni: I made this dish this weekend and it was a hit! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I know I will make it again! :) March 24, 2014 at 8:11am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Boni! Thanks for your feedback! March 24, 2014 at 6:27pm Reply

  • Kari: My family loves this recipe! I’m waiting for the cheese to melt in the last step right now and my family can’t wait for it to be finished. August 23, 2015 at 5:16pm Reply

  • Ida: I have made this dish over and over again, maybe a dozen times. It’s always a family favorite! Thank you for sharing! February 28, 2016 at 7:27pm Reply

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