Thursday, April 7, 2011

How about some Lasagna?

When I was growing up, I hated Lasagna. Of course my mother made it with cottage cheese and raw onions. YUCK! I really don't consider myself a picky eater, but if I don't like something I DON'T LIKE IT! Cottage cheese and raw onions are on the top of my list of dislikes. Anywho when I met Hef's dad, his mom made real lasagna and I liked it! It's still not my favorite food but its getting better. Anyhow, last week I made America's Test Kitchen's Skillet Lasagna. I think Skillet Lasagna is a nice alternative to a big pan lasagna, especially for a house of two. Like I said, I made this last week so bear with me as I try to remember the steps.
So far we have browned ground beef or meatloaf mix, onions, and garlic. Then we break up noodles and scatter them on top. The recipe called for 10 broken noodles but I stopped at 7.
Then we add a can of diced tomatoes and some water. Sprinkle with some parmesan cheese, and dollops of ricotta cheese. Cover for I think it was 15 minutes.

After the simmering, ATK just said to sprinkle more parm on top, well I got to thinking about regula Lasagna, with its cheesey top, and we all love the cheesey bubbley brown top right? So I shredded some Mozzarella and broiled it up! Here ya go!

And just like Lasagna, Skillet Lasagna falls apart on the plate too. However, this was less time, less work, and tested just as good!


sorry4disappointingyou said...

Yummy, Yummy! I love your food pics, I have to admit my idea of making lasagna is buy the frozen red box at the grocery, if I am going all out (for company)I will take it out of the tinfoil tray and put in in a glass dish. Then of course, I expect a huge deal to made over my going all out. ha ha

Lisa said...

Bleck! Cottage Cheese? And Raw onions? I don't even see what that has to DO with lasagna!!! And I also really hate both cottage cheese and raw onions, and there aren't many foods I really dislike.

Yours looks much better.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Looks good sweets! I have several yummy lasagna recipes. Asparagus, pesto and goat cheese is among my fav's. No cottage chese. Oh and Raviolli lasagna! Yummy!!
xx, shell

Rabbits' Guy said...

Got any left overs???

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B L said...

Oh yum! Another great recipe (complete with helpful photos) by Hef's Mom. Will have to try that.