This skillet lasagna is basically a lazy cook’s dream come true. Rather than meticulously layer the noodles withcheese and sauce, you’ll create a layered version that has all the classic ingredients of a standard lasagna, plus baconfor maximum deliciousness. The key to the dish still feeling like lasagna is maintaining distinct layers in the pan.First, there’s a layer of spicy bacon-infused onions, then broken lasagna noodles, a layer of basil-infused tomatoes,and finally, a generous amount of ricotta and shredded cheese. The result is nothing short of perfection, and best ofall, it comes together in under an hour.

Liz Mervosh
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil and bacon in a deep oven-safe skillet with a lid over medium-high; cook, uncovered, stirring often, until bacon is just crisp, 8 to 12 minutes. Stir in onion; cook, stirring often, until onion is softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Add garlic, crushed red pepper, and salt; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and stir to coat.

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  • Scatter noodle pieces over onion mixture in skillet (do not stir). Pour crushed tomatoes and stock over mixture; sprinkle with basil (do not stir). Cover and bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, undisturbed, until noodles are al dente, about 10 minutes. Uncover; continue simmering, gently stirring and separating any noodles that are stuck together, until noodles are tender and tomato sauce is slightly thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Preheat broiler with rack in upper third. Dollop lasagna with ricotta and top with cheese blend. Transfer to oven and broil until cheese is browned in spots and melted, 3 to 4 minutes. Top with basil.

Nutrition Facts

589 calories; fat 24g; cholesterol 50mg; fiber 7g; protein 26g; carbohydrates 68g; sodium 1133mg; sugars 14g.