Skillet Lasagna

Servings: 8 ⟩⟩ Serving size: 1½ cups

You will need
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles, uncooked if using no-boil lasagna. (If using regular noodles, prepare according to package directions.)
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
Shopping list
  • Lean ground beef
  • Small onion
  • Black pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of tomatoes
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Egg
  • Low-fat cottage cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Lasagna noodles
  • Shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
Nutrients per serving
  • Calories 288
  • Total Fat 12g
    • Saturated Fat 8
  • Cholesterol 88mg
  • Sodium 403mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 22g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 23g
What to do
  1. Brown meat in a large skillet; drain excess fat.
  2. Add onion and cook until soft.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce, tomatoes, water, oregano, basil, garlic powder and black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook gently for 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  4. Pour sauce into a large bowl.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine egg, Parmesan cheese and cottage cheese.
  6. In skillet, layer the meat sauce, cheese and egg mixture, and lasagna noodles (break noodles if necessary). Repeat layers. Finish with meat sauce. Cover with lid and boil gently 5-10 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle lasagna with shredded cheese.
  8. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until noodles are tender and mixture is bubbling and hot.
  9. Add a little water if mixture gets too thick.
Eat healthy on a budget
  • Nearly all Americans consume more salt than they need. Decrease salt intake to reduce risk of elevated blood pressure. Keeping blood pressure in normal range reduces risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and kidney disease.
  • Buy canned foods with no added salt or reduced-sodium varieties.
Be food safe
  • Refrigerate leftover lasagna promptly to prevent growth of bacteria that cause foodborne illness.
  • Reheat leftovers to 165oF Use food thermometer to check temperature.
  • Meat casseroles, such as lasagna, can be frozen about 2-3 months.