Inside-Out Lasagna

January/February 2010

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Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skip the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying meal for the whole family. To cut down on prep time, look for presliced mushrooms. For meat lovers, brown some crumbled turkey sausage along with the onions and garlic. Serve with: Steamed broccoli and whole-grain baguette.

"This was very bland. I would add a little more salt and pepper. Mine ended up watery too because of the mushrooms and using baby spinach. To solve the issue though, I added the ricotta to the pan after everything cooked so it can be...
Inside-Out Lasagna

51 Reviews for Inside-Out Lasagna


I agree with many other reviewers that this recipe comes out remarkably bland. I made a few alterations, per other reviewers' tips, like adding tomato paste to thicken the sauce and parmesan for more flavor. Still, the result was underwhelming, to say the least. It's definitely promising -- the mushrooms picked up the garlic and onion flavors nicely, for example -- but it needs a thing or two more. Next time, I'll try adding sausage, as others have suggested.

Next best thing when you don't have hours to make lasagna.

I have tried many other "skillet lasagna" recipes and this has been the best by far. Maybe the blandness others are experiencing is coming from the tomatoes they used. I used Hunts brand with Rosemary and Oregano. I did add a few shakes of italian seasoning.
Other minor modifications:
I omitted the onion and used cottage cheese instead of ricotta because of taste preferences. I also used broken up lasagna noodles instead of spirals.
What took this dish to the next level for me was adding mozzarella to the top and baking the whole skillet in the over for about 5 minutes. It gives you all the melt-y goodness of the traditional dish.
I will be making this again and again for sure.


Just made this for my family...they loved it !! I added black olives which made it even better ! It was fast , easy and delicious !


Made just as it called for. Even used fire roasted tomatos. Still very tasteless. I am at a loss at what could have made it better.

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I've made this twice and both times I added tomato paste and extra italian spices . I make the whole recipe and then split it into 2 portions. There is only my husband and I and it freezes well. When I bake it I put the ricotta in the middle and top with mozzarella. I like that it doesn't have a heavy or strong tomato sauce. You just have to jazz it up a little.

Light, clean, easy to make.

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