Tested till perfect Quick Skillet Lasagna
Quick Skillet Lasagna
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Quick Skillet Lasagna

Here's a shortcut pasta supper that delivers all the great flavors of lasagna in no time at all.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: © CanadianLiving.com

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  • Portion size 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 1tbspsalt
  • 4 cups 4cupsrotini pasta, (about 12 oz/375 g)
  • 1 tsp 1tspvegetable oil
  • 2 2zucchinizucchinis, cubed
  • 1 1oniononions, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 1/2sweet red peppersweet red peppers or sweet green pepper, diced
  • 4 cups 4cupssliced mushroommushrooms
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsdiced cooked ham
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1 jar (375 mL) 1jar (375 mL)chunky pasta sauce
  • 1 tub (475 g) 1 tub (475 g)light ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups 2cupsshredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
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Preparation

Fill large pot with 16 cups (4 L) water. Add salt and cover. Place over high heat and bring to boil. Add pasta; stir well with slotted spoon. Boil, stirring occasionally, for 6 minutes.

To test for doneness, use slotted spoon to remove 1 rotini; taste. If pasta is tender but still firm, it is ready. Place colander in sink. Wearing oven mitts, carefully drain pasta into colander. Shake colander; leave in sink to drain.

Meanwhile, place oven rack in top broiling position in oven. Turn on broiler a few minutes before broiling lasagna.

Wrap handle of skillet with two layers of foil. Brush surface with oil; place over medium-high heat.

Add zucchini, onion, red pepper, mushrooms, ham, oregano and pepper. Cook, stirring with wooden spatula, for 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Pour in pasta sauce; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pasta; stir well, then smooth surface.

With dessert spoon, place dollops of ricotta all over surface of pasta, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with mozzarella.

Broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and golden brown. Wearing oven mitts, remove skillet from oven.

Additional information :

Equipment List
large pasta pot with lid
measuring spoons
slotted spoon
colander
oven mitts
large nonstick skillet
aluminum foil
pastry brush
dry measuring cups
cutting board
sharp knife
wooden spatula
dessert spoon
cheese grate

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