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

49 Reviews for Inside-Out Lasagna

Easy to prepare but very bland

This recipe was very easy to prepare however i found it very bland. I even spiced it up a bit. I would suggest you add some fresh herbs and add some fat free chicken broth because i found that the pasta absorbed all the liquid which is why i think it was dry and lacked flavor. I guess this recipe was just not for me but i must say there are some very good recipes on this site.

Easy to prepare
Made way more for me than 4 servings of 1 1/2 cups, also bland

Am I the only person for whom this made WAY more than it said it would? Also, it was pretty bland. I ended up putting more salt and pepper, parmesan instead of ricotta, and hot sauce in it to make it better.

inside out lasagna

Try cooking the mushrooms 1st with extra garlic, salt & pepper and Italian spices. Liquid will escape and burn off. Set aside then follow the complete recipe adding the cooked mushrooms. Also, add more Italian spices such as oregano, basil,hot pepper. add parmesan or roman cheese get the picture.


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.


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