Skillet Lasagna

Contributed By: Parker


1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce with mushrooms
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
6 lasagna noodles, cooked and rinsed
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Torn fresh basil leaves, optional


1. In a Dutch oven, brown beef, onion and pepper; drain if necessary. Stir in spaghetti sauce, oregano and basil. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes.
2. In a 10-in. cast-iron or other heavy skillet, spread 1/4 cup of the meat sauce. Top with 3 noodles, cutting to fit as needed. Layer with half of the remaining sauce and half of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and Parmesan.
3. Cover and heat on medium for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cook for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and let stand for 10 minutes with cover ajar. If desired, sprinkle with torn fresh basil leaves.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 40 min. + standing
YIELD: 8 servings.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 395 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 842mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein.

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