Whether you are a working parent or not, I’m sure you like to hear “quick” and “easy” when it comes to planning out your meals. Well my friends, I found one that even this “non-cooking” momma could handle.
Let’s start with what you’ll need:
- 1 Lb. Lean Ground Beef
- 1/2 Cup EACH Chopped Green and Red Peppers
- 1 Jar (24 oz.) Spaghetti Sauce
- 2-1/2 Cups Water
- 12 Lasagna Noodles, broken
- 1 Tub (10 oz.) Philadelphia Tomato & Basil Cooking Crème
Brown meat with peppers in deep large nonstick skillet; drain.
Stir in sauce and water. Bring to boil. Stir in noodles; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 18 to 20 mins. or until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally.
Add cooking crème; swirl with spoon. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 3 min.
I heated up a few pieces of Texas Toast and served it up.
Me – Loved it. I love pasta. More specifically, I love lasagna. The one ingredient that is obviously missing from this recipe is cheese. However, I didn’t miss it. The crème added just the perfect amount of richness to this meal.
Ashley – Loved it. She asked for seconds!!!! Her words were “mom this is sooooo good”.
Colton – Hated it. He took one bite and that was it. His words were “mom this tastes funny, and I don’t like it”. He continued to eat just the garlic toast. (FYI – Colton is a VERY picky eater, and this was really out of his comfort zone.)
I consider it to be a success. Will I make it again? I sure will. It was hearty, tasty, quick (under 1/2 hour total) and would actually feed 5 - 6 people easily. That means I had leftovers, and for once, I’m not complaining. I foresee this momma feasting on Easy Lasagna Skillet again tonight – and loving it.