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Three-Cheese Skillet Lasagna with Ground Beef, Tomato Sauce & Basil

| 2 servings

Three-Cheese Skillet Lasagna with Ground Beef, Tomato Sauce, and Ba

For reasons we can’t explain, a good lasagna is one of our favourite comfort foods. Forget the frozen lasagnas you can buy from the store – this three-cheese skillet lasagna with ground beef, tomato sauce, and fresh basil is quicker to make and packs a fresh, home-made punch of flavour. Make it in 30 minutes on the stovetop (it’s not baked) and enjoy!

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  1. 1

    Heat a sauté pan over medium heat.

  2. 2

    In a medium bowl, mix together tomatoes, tomato sauce, and water. Set aside.

    1 (14.5 oz | 398 ml) can diced tomatoes 1 (8 oz | 213 ml) can tomato sauce ½ cup water
  3. 3

    Coat bottom of pan with oil. Add ground beef and, breaking apart with a spoon, cook until browned and crumbly, 2-3 minutes.

    1 tbsp virgin coconut oil ½ lb ground beef
  4. 4

    Peel and mince garlic.

    1 clove garlic
  5. 5

    Add garlic, italian seasoning, and pepper to pan. Stir until fragrant, 15-30 seconds.

    1 tsp italian seasoning ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  6. 6

    Break lasagna noodles into thirds and arrange over top beef. Pour sauce over top noodles. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until noodles are tender, 8-10 minutes.

    6 no-boil lasagna noodles
  7. 7

    Grate ½ cup of mozzarella and parmesan. Measure out ½ cup of ricotta.

    ¼ (8 oz | 227 g) block mozzarella cheese 2 oz | 56 g parmesan cheese ¼ (15 oz | 425 g) pkg ricotta cheese
  8. 8

    Wash and dry basil. Pick leaves off the stems; discard the stems and thinly slice the leaves into ribbons.

    ½ small pkg fresh basil
  9. 9

    Once noodles are tender, reduce heat to low and uncover. Sprinkle with ½ of the mozzarella and parmesan; fold into the noodles. Then place spoonfuls of ricotta over top and finish off by sprinkling with remaining mozzarella and parmesan.

  10. 10

    Cover and cook until cheese melts, 4-5 minutes. Garnish with basil.

  11. 11

    To serve, place pasta on a plate or in a bowl. Enjoy!