Friday, October 18, 2013

Rotini Skillet Lasagna

When you don't know what to cook and you need dinner on the table in a flash
think pasta....

This time of year a nice bowl of pasta is definite comfort food, and what could be more comforting than lasagna?  Nothing really!  All that cheesy goodness, wow.  Makes my heart flutter thinking about it.

But who has time to make lasagna on a weeknight?  Not this girl.  I guess I could have made one on the weekend and froze it for a night like this.  But of course, I didn't thank that far ahead and I'm craving it now.  So I'm going to make a version of lasagna.  A skillet lasagna.  My version.

There are so many versions of this dish out there running around the internet, but I still wanted to bring you the version that my mom and I created.  

Everything in this dish we already had on hand which was perfect, and made the dish go super fast.  To make this creamy, like a true lasagna, we added mozzarella and yogurt.  The yogurt replaces the ricotta and is healthier for you.  You could also use sour cream.  It leaves a nice tang and works just as well.

The end result is a ooey gooey make-shift lasagna that you made in about 20 minutes.  We both loved it!  Can't beat that for a cozy fall night.  I'm thinking that this is my new favorite pasta dish.

What's your favorite pasta dish?

Rotini Skillet Lasagna

3/4 lb. ground sirloin
3 c. of rotini
2 c of marinara sauce - any flavor
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 t Italian seasoning
1/2 c mozzarella cheese
1/3 c yogurt or sour cream

Brown ground sirloin in a skillet over medium heat.  Drain and return to skillet.  Meanwhile cook pasta in a large pot full or boiling salted water as per package instructions.  

Add marinara sauce, garlic, and Italian seasoning to meat in skillet.  Add cooked pasta and stir to combine.  Add cheese and stir until melted.  Add yogurt or sour cream and stir to incorporate.  Serve.

1 comment:

  1. This is going on my dinner list for the week! Thanks for sharing. I love simple recipes likes this and I, too, am less than inclined to try drawn out recipes during the week. :)



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