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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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

50 Reviews for Inside-Out Lasagna

09/07/2012
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.

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08/13/2012
Anonymous

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

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06/18/2012

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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05/17/2012
Anonymous
Play around more

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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05/07/2012
Anonymous
I thought it was delicious!

I made this tonight for myself and my 5 year old son and it was tasty! I left out the salt because I am sensitive to excess sodium and canned tomatoes already have enough of it. I would add a little tomato paste next time to thicken it up slightly and add fresh herbs at the end of cooking to make it more flavorful. However it is pretty flavorful as it is! I will also use fresh tomatoes next time to cut the sodium from canned ones. My son hates green veggies including spinach and this was a great sneaky way to get him to eat spinach! Haha! I will also make this on a weekend next time so I can have a glass of wine with it as I don't drink during the week :)

healthy, flavorful, filling, creative
this was my end result :)
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