Italian Skillet Lasagna

Italian Skillet Lasagna being served up
Hands On:
40 minutes
Total Time:
75 minutes
Serves:
6

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-lb.) pkg. 80% lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp Hy-Vee salt, divided
  • 1 tsp Hy-Vee pepper, divided
  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 (14-oz.) cans Gustare Vita diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee salted butter
  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Hy-Vee whole milk
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 8 Hy-Vee oven-ready no-boil lasagna noodles, divided
  • 2 (8-oz.) pkg. Soirée sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, lightly packed; divided
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Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook ground beef with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper in large skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring occasionally to break into pieces. Transfer beef to bowl using slotted spoon. Reserve drippings in skillet.
2
Add onion and garlic to skillet; cook over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes until softened. Stir in tomato paste, oregano, thyme, and parsley; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in undrained tomatoes, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Bring to boil; return beef to skillet. Remove from heat; set aside.
3
Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat; whisk in flour. Cook and whisk for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. Add remaining ½ teaspoon salt, remaining ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and nutmeg. Remove from heat.
4
Break lasagna noodles into large pieces and place in bottom of deep 12-inch cast-iron skillet. Spread to cover noodles with half of meat mixture. Layer with half each of fresh mozzarella and white sauce. Top with ½ cup basil. Repeat layers with remaining lasagna noodles, meat mixture, mozzarella, and white sauce.
5
Bake, uncovered, for 40 to 45 minutes or until noodles are tender and cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with remaining ½ cup basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories:580
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 35g 45%
Saturated Fat: 17g
Trans Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 145mg 48%
Sodium: 1120mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate: 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber: 2g 7%
Sugars: 8g 16%
Protein: 34g 68%

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