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Easy Skillet Lasagna

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb Italian turkey sausage removed from casings
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini you could dice too but shredded is sneakier
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, drained
  • 1 jar clean marinara sauce I like White Linen brand or RAO's
  • 3 cups whole wheat rotini or pasta of choice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves minced
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan for garnish optional


  1. Cook pasta (mini lasagna would be perfect, but you can use any gluten free, whole grain or other pasta- even zoodles) according to package directions until al dente. Drain, rinse and set aside.
  2. Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium. Add onion and pepper and sauté until onion is translucent. Add 2 cloves garlic, red pepper, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and sauté until fragrant. About 30 seconds. Crumble sausage into skillet and cook until no longer pink, breaking meat up with a wooden spoon. Drain fat if needed.
  3. Add mushrooms, zucchini, and tomatoes to meat mixture. Continue to simmer for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add marinara sauce and cooked pasta, mix well. Cover and remove from heat.
  5. In a bowl, mix ricotta with remaining 1 clove of minced garlic, fresh basil (reserving 1 tbsp for garnish) and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Drop ricotta mixture by heaping spoonful into the skillet and top with remaining basil and Parmesan cheese.  Cover until cheese is melted and serve.