Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Bowtie Skillet Lasagna
Hey there! I hope you are all having a great week so far! I have a super easy and delicious meal to share with you tonight. I love that all you need to do is boil some pasta and do everything else in 1 pan! It makes for a quick weeknight meal that everyone will love!
12 oz Box Bowtie (farfalle) Pasta
1 Pound Ground Beef
1 Jar Marinara Sauce (or homemade, find mine HERE)
3/4 Cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
8 oz Block Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Parsley
Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper
In a oven-safe skillet (if you don't have one you can just use a regular skillet, when you add the cheese at the end you can just cover it with a lid to melt it, it just won't brown like it would in the oven) brown your ground beef until it is cooked through, then drain off any excess fat. Season with your desired amount of salt & pepper. Pour in your marinara sauce and stir it into the beef. Add your ricotta cheese and mix it in thoroughly. Turn the heat down to and let the mixture simmer while you boil the pasta in a separate pot. Once the pasta is done, add it to the meat sauce and mix everything together evenly. Turn off the heat and sprinkle your parmesan and mozzarella cheese evenly over the top and then sprinkle with the parsley. Place your skillet in the oven with it set to broil and leave it in until the cheese starts to get golden brown, making sure to keep a close eye on it so that it does not burn.