Easy Polka Dot Lasagna Skillet made all in one pot and only 30 minutes! Plus a cookbook review of #expresslanecooking | #recipes

Polka Dot Lasagna Skillet

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 25 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 30 mins
  • yield Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian


This amazing Polka Dot Lasagna Skillet is made in just 30 minutes! It’s one of those quick and easy weeknight meals that your family always looks forward to!



  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 teasspoon dry fennel, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 2 cups bowtie pasta, uncooked
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Brown the ground beef and drain excess fat.
  2. Return skillet to the stove and add crushed fennel, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and onion powder, stirring until the beef mixture becomes slightly fragrant.
  3. Add the pasta sauce, uncooked pasta, water, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Stir and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover.
  5. Simmering for about 18-20 minutes, or until pasta is fully cooked.
  6. In the meantime combine ricotta, egg, parmesan cheese, basil, flour, garlic powder, salt, and apper in a large bowl. Mix until combined.
  7. Scoop large dollops of cheese mixture on top of the cooked pasta while it is still in the skillet. Make sure to space them out.
  8. Cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese has set.
  9. Serve.


Recipe is from the BookExpress Lane Cooking by Shawn Syphus from the blog I Wash You Dry

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