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GIVE THEM FOOD...and other ways to cope with life

QUICK LASAGNA ON THE STOVE 
 
Sep. 2, 2009 7:56 am 
Updated: Oct. 7, 2009 3:02 pm
HI EVERYONE!

I TAUGHT A CLASS LAST NIGHT WITH AN AMERICAN ITALIAN MENU:

SHRIMP SCAMPI
FETTUCCINI ALFREDO
SKILLET LASAGNA

THE SKILLET LASAGNA WAS THE STAR OF THE NIGHT SO I THOUGHT I'D SHARE IT WITH YOU BECAUSE IT IS SO "TONIGHT'S DINNER IN A HURRY!"

DON'T LET THE LENGTH OF THE INGREDIENT LIST INTIMIDATE YOU, IT'S ALL IN ONE POT AND SIMPLE.   GET OUT ALL YOUR INGREDIENTS AND DO ALL YOUR CHOPPING FIRST, THEN IT'S A BREEZE!   THIS RECIPE IS FOR 6 GOOD SIZED PORTIONS

SKILLET LASAGNA

42 oz canned crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup minced onion
1 cup cremini mushrooms sliced
3 whole med carrots small diced
3  whole stalks celery small diced
9 cloves garlic minced
3/4 tsp red pepper flakes or to taste
1 tbsp thyme dried
1 tbsp oregeno dried
6 lasagna noodles uncooked
kosher  salt and fresh ground pepper
1 cup parmesan cheese
6 or more slices of fresh mozzarella cheese(enough to cover surface)
fresh basil leaves torn to garnish..about 6

Use a large skillet with a lid or a stock pot with a lid
-pour the tomatoes with their juice into bowl
-add water, salt and sugar
-heat oil in your skillet med high
-add carrot, celery and onion ,pinch salt
-cover and cook 5 min
-add mushrooms,then garlic & red peppers
-add herbs
-break pasta into 2 inch pcs and add to veg..don't stir
-stir tomato paste into tomato mix and add to pot...don't stir
-bring to simmer and cover to cook 20 min or until pasta is tender
-stir occasionally
-taste and correct seasonings
lay mozzarella slices over the pasta mix..don't stir
cover and let melt..5 min.
-sprinkle basil on top and serve

FABULOUS!

 
Comments
Sep. 2, 2009 9:34 am
This sounds great! I am going to try it!I would be interested in the shrimp scampi recipe too if its not too much trouble to post it. :)
 
Sep. 2, 2009 6:47 pm
Sorry to but in Cocojo, but I just saw your note on my blog and you are so sweet,your kindness brought a tear to my eyes. Cyber hugs to you and your family,Thank You Love, Patty
 
cocojo 
Sep. 3, 2009 8:06 am
shrimp scampi for KarasMom This serves one so just multiply servings except for lemon juice..start with 1.5 TBSP and taste. 3 medium shrimp deveined and peeled S&P 1/2 TBSP butter 1 TSP garlic minced 1/2 TBSP fresh lemon juice 1 tstp flat parsley pinch lemon zest dry shrimp and S&P -add butter to pan and when foam subsides turn heat to high and add shrimp -cook 1 minute..don't move them -flip cook 2 min...dont move them -turn heat to med low and add garlic -stir fry 1 minute remove shrimp to plate -add lemon juice to pan for 30 sec stirring up brown bits -add zest and parsley and pour over shrimp -add more S&P if needed, -toss and serve
 
Sandra Munyon 
Sep. 3, 2009 1:32 pm
Is 42oz the correct size for crushed canned tomatoes? I do intend to try this recipe!!!
 
cocojo 
Sep. 3, 2009 2:33 pm
Sandra...yes 42 oz...because I teach a hands on cooking class, all of my recipes are printed for 1 serving...I try to increase the recipes to 6 servings so sometimes the amount is a little weird. Just take a 28oz can and divide it by 4 and you'll get a single serving if that helps.So basically 1 28oz can plus 1/2 of 1 28oz can.
 
cocojo 
Sep. 3, 2009 2:34 pm
no problem Patty..my prayers are with you.
 
aquaskaya 
Sep. 4, 2009 1:09 am
I used this in Norway and the Norwegians went crazy for it! Thanks so much!
 
Sep. 4, 2009 8:52 am
Thanks for the recipe! I'd love to take one of your classes. The cooking classes I've taught are about freezer cooking and Team Up cooking.
 
cocojo 
Sep. 5, 2009 2:05 pm
aquaskaya....wow all the way to Norway! I'm humbled!
 
Rita 
Sep. 5, 2009 8:18 pm
Sounds good and easy. I am going to try the recipe. I do have a question. Under the instructions you have add mushrooms then garlic and red peppers. Do you mean the veg. or red pepper flakes?? The veg. is not listed under the ingred. list. Thank you, Rita
 
tracy 
Sep. 5, 2009 10:28 pm
i re -read the recipe Rita it has 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes in the ingredients list~i only looked back after reading your comment!it sounds delicious and EASY! i am going to try this 1 cold canadian night!!
 
Sep. 5, 2009 10:43 pm
With working two full time jobs, I love one pot cooking! And this recipe looks yummy... I can't wait to try it out, and I'm sure my family will love it. Thank you for sharing!
 
dobiegirl 
Sep. 6, 2009 8:42 am
I'm so glad I found your blog/ can't wait to try out the skillet lasagna ! I am looking forward to learning from your blog/Thanks !!
 
silvia 
Sep. 6, 2009 11:40 am
lADIES...TOO MUCH BLOGGING AND NOT ENOUGH COOKING.
 
foodelious 
Sep. 6, 2009 11:51 am
Thank you for making life a little easier. I can' t wait to try this. Could I bother you for the Fettucini Alfredo as well. Looking forward to more!!! Cheers
 
Sep. 6, 2009 5:17 pm
This sounds so good and super easy! I am all about cooking it all in one pot. Since I have plenty of time on my hands, I always chop my veggies for the week (or at least a few days worth) whn I get home from the market, so this will be a quick supper for me. Thank you so much!
 
Sep. 7, 2009 12:32 am
Can you share some low cal/ cholestrol italan recipes?
 
pooda 
Sep. 8, 2009 9:53 am
I make a variation of this, except I add a small container of ricotta or cottage cheese to the sauce mixture. I think it tastes more like a real lasagna with that one change. I've never used celery in anything like this before, but now I'm definately going to try. Thanks!
 
cocojo 
Sep. 8, 2009 2:56 pm
Rita, Tracy: yes, just red pepper flakes...........Silvia: cooking food, talking food, reading food, blogging food, it's just always about the food!..........Asha: Italian and low cal/cholestrol...don't know if that's possible!..I'll see what I have.......Pooda, sounds great! I think this recipe lends itself to playing around with the ingredients. Thanks all for such great comments and welcome to my blog if you're here for the first time!
 
Sep. 8, 2009 11:21 pm
This sounds great! I read in your profile that you had a chocolate truffle business for three years. I would love it if you could share a recipe sometime.
 
Sep. 9, 2009 12:04 am
What a great recipe - just what my family would love for dinner - having read it - I was just wondering if the parmesan cheese doesn't go into the pot - or is left for each individual to top their helping....
 
liz 
Sep. 9, 2009 7:38 am
OMG...can't wait to try this ! =)
 
annme 
Sep. 9, 2009 11:22 am
I don't believe my husband would notice it doen't have meat in it--can't wait to try it!
 
MUM23 
Sep. 9, 2009 2:37 pm
Carrots and celery in lasagna? Hmmmm... interesting!
 
sunnyday7 
Sep. 9, 2009 5:04 pm
what about the parmesan? when do you add it? thanks
 
sunnyday7 
Sep. 9, 2009 5:53 pm
I went and added it on top of the tomatoes. It was delicious and no one noticed there was no meat in it. However, for my veggie-hater, it was a thumbs down.
 
Annie 
Sep. 9, 2009 8:10 pm
Hi There Cocojo, Wondered if you would share your Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe with me I am new to the site and thrilled that I am finding members such as you with wonderful recipes. Please and Thank you
 
pamela 
Sep. 10, 2009 7:25 am
Hi Cocojo I love trying new recipes and from the look of the reviews I'm definately gonna try this one. Thanx Pam Govindasamy SOUTH AFRICA
 
carla 
Sep. 10, 2009 8:05 am
I made this recipe last night and everyone loved it! I didn't change anything except I didn't add mushrooms...fantastic
 
cocojo 
Sep. 10, 2009 8:29 am
Thanks for all the great comments! ....yes add the Parmesan cheese to the pot....for veggie haters, cut them up really small..or maybe they'd like sweet peppers instead...RE:FETTUCCINI..see last blog post called requested recipe.........I'll post a chocolate truffle recipe on my next blog entry!
 
HDesjardins 
Sep. 10, 2009 10:53 am
Can we add ground meat to this recipe? If so, when should I add it?
 
cocojo 
Sep. 10, 2009 2:45 pm
HDesjardins....sure add meat if you like, I'd cook it and drain it first and then add it after the pasta has cooked 20 min and before the cheese. I would use 1/2 lb or less and just make sure it gets heated before you add the cheese.
 
Sep. 10, 2009 5:00 pm
sound like a great recipe, maybe I'll try it for my hubby soon :) Thx!
 
HDesjardins 
Sep. 11, 2009 5:52 am
Thanks Cocojo! I can't wait to try it! :)
 
Sep. 11, 2009 9:11 am
Okay, I made this recipe last night and followed the recipe to a T. I think there is to much liquid if you make the qty. for 6. One 28 oz can of tomatoes with the water would be more than enough. Otherwise it is a great, healthy, tasty dish!
 
cocojo 
Sep. 11, 2009 3:23 pm
momthecook...or you could increase the noodles.
 
Sep. 14, 2009 7:01 am
One word for this recipe - Delicious! My family all loved it too!
 
Sep. 25, 2009 7:43 am
I love this combinations of vegetables. I used ground thyme and ground oregano and thought it was going to overpower the dish. But, once all the veggies started cooking and got happy, it was perfect. I probably will add more noodles next time. The best thing is that it has been HOT and I was able to avoid using my oven! Thanks ;)
 
judy 
Sep. 28, 2009 4:56 am
hey cocojo, i'm glad you are back ,sorry about your dad ,dog & father in law, i love your recipes, i shread all my veggies cause my husband will eat them if he can't see them.....
 
julie 
Oct. 7, 2009 3:02 pm
I just made this for dinner, added a little hamburger meat. It was amazing. Thanks for an awesome, easy meal!
 
 
 
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Loving life at 50ish. Kids are gone and I'm focusing on my career! I enjoyed running a chocolate truffle business for 3 years and now teach adults and children about chocolate. I also teach hands on cooking classes at a local cooking school and am writing my first cookbook! Please visit me at my blog www.allrecipes.com/cook/givethemfood
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook almost anything but particularly enjoy Italian. I have been studying Vegetarian and Vegan cooking for the last few years and love to make healthy meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
from scratch cinnamon buns on Christmas morning...they take forever but Oh! so worth it!
My cooking triumphs
landing my dream job as a teaching chef.
My cooking tragedies
when I was teaching myself to cook way back in college, I made these wonderful oatmeal raisin cookies for my roomies....only problem was I forgot the flour! The cookies became one big mass that overflowed the cookie sheet and made a huge mess in the oven!
 
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