15 Minute Lasagna

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If you need an easy meal to prepare on a busy weeknight, this 15-minute lasagna recipe will fit the bill perfectly. This dinner recipe comes from Kevin and Amanda, the authors of Kevin & Amanda lifestyle blog where they write about photography, food and travel. Since they often require something handy to throw together during the week, they came up with this lasagna recipe which has all of the components you enjoy in a traditional lasagna, from the sauce to copious amounts of cheese. This lasagna also takes a fraction of the time to make compared to a full baked lasagna at only fifteen minutes rather than the usual preparation time and one hour bake time. This lasagna is also prepared on the stove rather than layering and baking in the oven. This way you will only have one pot to clean as well. If you love the idea of having dinner on the table fast with minimal cleanup, this lasagna recipe is for you.

When fast food cravings call, quick dinner recipes like this one are a perfect choice. Not only do homemade dishes cost less money than buying takeout for the entire family, but they are also much healthier due to them using recognisable ingredients and much less sodium. Kevin and Amanda do provide a few shortcuts, though, that makes this dish a cinch to make. If you are so tight on time that you don’t even have time to chop an onion, they mention that you can purchase a bag of frozen onions from the store to make all your weeknight meals fast to prepare. All you will need to do with the onions in the case of this Italian dinner recipe and all your other quick and easy meals is throw them into the dish as you would with fresh onion. Having a bag of pre-chopped onion will be a great timesaver when making dinner. In fact, there is nothing wrong with having a few bags of frozen veggies in the freezer in a pinch, because they are full of nutrition and pre-blanched before being frozen, so they won’t have to cook for very long.

The other food ingredients you will need for this lasagna recipe is tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, lasagna noodles and plenty of cheese. Since this lasagna is prepared in a skillet, it is more freeform than a regular lasagna. Instead of everything being layered together, the lasagna noodles are broken into pieces and simmered in the sauce. Although this dish involves very specific ingredients to make the most delicious, saucy lasagna ever, like all great pasta dishes, you can add all your favourite veggies in as well. Consider stirring in sautéed mushrooms, diced bell peppers or grated carrot to amp up the nutrition and flavour of this 15-minute dinner dish. If you are vegetarian, you can use Kevin and Amanda’s cooking method and ingredient amounts as a guide, but switch out the meat for all your favourite vegetables. Either way, this lasagna recipe will be sure to have your family raving after a busy day at work or school.

Next time you need easy and delicious dinner recipes, remember this tasty lasagna with plenty of meat and sauce. There is almost no chopping involves, so as long as you have all the other ingredients on hand, you will be able to make this dish on a whim.The dish includes everyday staples like shredded cheese and dried noodles, which makes this an accessible dish for any family. Thank you to Kevin and Amanda, the authors of the Kevin & Amanda lifestyle blog, for sharing her 15 minutes lasagna recipe with us.

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