Skillet Lasagna with Lamb, Ricotta + Mint

Fragrant rosemary enhances the flavor of this deliciously addictive one-skillet meal. Simple enough for a weeknight & impressive enough for dinner guests!

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One of my family’s favorite, most repeated meals is Skillet Lasagna. It’s such perfect comfort food, and it’s always a hit. It’s great for when it’s just the three of us, and it makes a great stress-free meal for when we have dinner guests as well.

Skillet Lasagna with Lamb, Ricotta + Mint: Fragrant rosemary enhances the flavor of this deliciously addictive one-skillet meal. Simple enough for a weeknight & impressive enough for dinner guests!

I’ve made it for countless dinner parties and it never disappoints. Though I not-so-secretly prefer to make it when it’s just us because I looooove having it for leftovers throughout the week.

But one day, I was at the local Farmers Market and I picked up some ground lamb. It inspired me to change things up a bit and put a new spin on this classic pasta recipe.

Lamb isn’t something I grew up eating, but it has become a family favorite over the past few years. It’s really versatile – I’ve used it in recipes like my Pan-Seared Lamb Chops Over Roasted Spaghetti Squash w Pomegranate + Aged Balsamic, Lamb Fajitas, Grazin’ TriBeCa’s Lamb Burger, and my Persian Malbec Lamb Burgers with Mast-o-Khiar and Pomegranate Tomato Jam (which, by the way, got the Adam Richman seal of approval!).

In addition to swapping in lamb for the ground beef or meatloaf mix (which is a blend of equal parts beef, pork, and veal), I added some fresh rosemary and carrots in with the aromatics. I also used white wine instead of water.

The dollops of ricotta and sprinkling of fresh mint at the end really brought it all together.

It turned out so beautifully! And it was a big hit with the friends that we had over for dinner that night.

Skillet Lasagna with Lamb, Ricotta + Mint: Fragrant rosemary enhances the flavor of this deliciously addictive one-skillet meal. Simple enough for a weeknight & impressive enough for dinner guests!

I served this Skillet Lasagna with My Favorite Garlic Bread (made on potato rolls for some extra pillowy-soft deliciousness) and this Belgian Endive and Walnut Salad.

We wrapped up the meal with my favorite Tiramisu for dessert. It was a crazy delicious meal – one that we’ll be having again and again (and again!).

Skillet Lasagna with Lamb, Ricotta + Mint: Fragrant rosemary enhances the flavor of this deliciously addictive one-skillet meal. Simple enough for a weeknight & impressive enough for dinner guests!

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Skillet Lasagna with Lamb, Ricotta + Mint

Makes 4-6 Servings

Skillet Lasagna with Lamb, Ricotta + Mint

Fragrant rosemary enhances the flavor of this deliciously addictive one-skillet meal. Simple enough for a weeknight & impressive enough for dinner guests!

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 carrot, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
One pinch red pepper flakes
1 pound ground lamb
10 curly-edged lasagna noodles, broken into 2 inch lengths
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup white wine (or water)
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
8 ounces part-skim ricotta
1/4 cup fresh mint, torn or roughly chopped right before using

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet with tight fitting lid over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and salt and cook till soft, about five minutes. Add rosemary and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. And lamb and cook until browned throughout, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon or spatula as you go, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess fat from pan.
  2. Sprinkle noodle pieces evenly over meat. Pour diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and wine (or water) on top. Without stirring, cover the skillet with the lid and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat. Stir in Parmesan and season to taste with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Dot heaping tablespoons of ricotta over the pasta and place the lid back on the skillet. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with freshly torn mint leaves and serve with extra grated Parmesan on the side. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe by Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli (adapted from Cooks Illustrated)

https://bigflavorstinykitchen.com/skillet-lasagna-with-lamb-ricotta-mint/

Skillet Lasagna with Lamb, Ricotta + Mint: Fragrant rosemary enhances the flavor of this deliciously addictive one-skillet meal. Simple enough for a weeknight & impressive enough for dinner guests!

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