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Monday, November 12, 2012

Skillet Lasagna

This was an easy lasagna recipe that came from Martha Stewart's Real Simple. I've had this one for awhile so I do not recall from which issue it came. I changed up the sauce a little to make it closer to what I would normally prepare. This is a good one for dinner in about an hour.

Skillet Lasagna

3 Tbsp. olive oil
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 (28oz) can tomato puree
1(15-oz) can diced tomatoes
8 large basil leaves, coarsely chopped
salt and pepper
1 large egg yolk
1 (15oz) container ricotta cheese, room temperature
1 (12oz) box no-boil lasagna noodles
8 oz. mozzarella, shredded
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large deep skillet, heat olive oil  and add garlic, stirring for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and basil, bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper and reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix egg yolk, ricotta and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
Carefully pour sauce into heat proof bowl and return 3/4 cup to skillet; spreading sauce evenly. Add a single layer of noodles, breaking them to fit. Top with half of ricotta mixture, spreading evenly. Follow with a second layer of noodles, then 1 1/2 cups of sauce. Add a third layer of noodles, then remaining ricotta. Follow with a final noodle layer, then remaining sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan.
Bale until golden and bubbly, about 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


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