Spinach & Sausage Skillet Lasagna Spinach & Sausage Skillet Lasagna

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Enjoy the full flavours of a classic lasagna for a fraction of the effort with this skillet version, which features a creamy spinach-and-ricotta filling and a meaty ragù.

  • Prep time 50 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 15 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In deep 12-inch ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onion, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add beef, sausages and garlic; cook, stirring and breaking up with spoon, until beef and sausages are no longer pink, about 4 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste, 1/2 tsp of the salt and hot pepper flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 12 to 15 minutes. Scrape into large bowl; wipe pan clean.

Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together ricotta, spinach, egg, 3/4 cup of the Parmesan and remaining 1/2 tsp salt.

In same pan, spread 1 cup of the meat sauce to coat bottom. Arrange 2 lasagna noodles over top; top with 1 cup of the remaining meat sauce and half of the ricotta mixture. Repeat layers; top with remaining lasagna noodles and meat sauce. Bring sauce to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer until noodles are tender, 15 to 18 minutes.

Arrange rack in oven 6 inches from broiler. Sprinkle lasagna with mozzarella and remaining 1 cup Parmesan. Transfer to oven; broil until top is golden and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Test Kitchen Tip: To chop canned tomatoes with ease, use a pair of kitchen shears to cut them into chunks while still in the can, allowing you to retain the juices.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutritional facts PER EACH OF 10 SERVINGS: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 782 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Calories 400
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Potassium 584 mg
  • Cholesterol 74 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g


  • Iron 22
  • Folate 36
  • Calcium 35
  • Vitamin A 14
  • Vitamin C 28
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Spinach & Sausage Skillet Lasagna