**Full Disclosure: I received product from Ragú to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.
It’s time for dinner and you really don’t want to cook. What do you do?
I’ll be honest, I usually want to order pizza. But that can add up quickly and become pretty expensive so it doesn’t happen very often. Usually I suck it up, ask Colin to help and we find something saucesome to make.
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In addition to making something saucesome to eat, the time Colin and I spend together bonding in the kitchen is saucesome! I really hope he treasures those meal-making moments in the same way I do.
Last week we tweaked the Weeknight Skillet Lasagna by Ragú.
- 1 lb. lean ground beef or sausage
- 1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) Ragú® Old World Style® Sauce Traditional
- 3 cups water
- 12 uncooked lasagna noodles, broken into pieces
- 8 ounces cottage cheese (4% milkfat, large curd)
- ½ tsp garlic, minced
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 2 TBSP onion, diced
- 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
- 3 TBSP Parmesan cheese, shredded
- Brown ground beef, garlic, parsley and onion in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat; drain.
- Stir in sauce and water.
- Bring to a boil and stir in uncooked noodles.
- Cook covered over medium heat, stirring frequently to separate noodles, until noodles are tender, about 20 minutes.
- Add cottage cheese, Monterrey Jack and Parmesan cheeses.
- Simmer covered until cheeses are melted, about 5 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
Colin and I started our Weeknight Skillet Lasagna in a 10-inch skillet and had to think on our feet when we started to add the sauce and water. We transferred everything into a large pot and continued to make dinner. Everything went as it should from then on.
Ragú’s Weeknight Skillet Lasagna is something your whole family will love because it’s delicious! But make sure your noodles are cooked all the way through, otherwise you’ll have an tougher-than-it-should-be dinner on your hands. When we make it again, I’ll replace the lasagna noodles with Ravioli so it has a little more cheese.
Dinnertime is special in our house for lots of reasons – but most importantly, the time we all spend bonding over making a meal together, telling funny stories and silly jokes, etc.. I would like to say I wouldn’t trade our mostly-homemade dinners for a meal I didn’t make in a restaurant that will clean up after us, but that’s not entirely true. I will cherish the sausesome family-time, though!
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