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Spicy Lasagna Skillet Dinner

Shortcut lasagna bails me out when I'm in a frenzy to serve dinner. A leafy salad and buttery garlic toast round out the meal. —Donna Booth, Tomahawk, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6.4 ounces) lasagna dinner mix
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese blend

Directions

  • Fill a large saucepan three-fourths full with water; bring to a boil. Add pasta from lasagna dinner; cook, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain.
  • Stir in spaghetti sauce, salsa, seasonings, and contents of seasoning packet from lasagna dinner. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Drain pasta. Add to tomato mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand, covered, until cheese is melted.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pasta mixture and cheese in separate freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a skillet, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand, covered, until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 319 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1403mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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