{Makeover Mondays} Skinny 30 Minute Skillet Lasagna

This lasagna. It makes me want to jump and scream with joy, I swear.

 

 


30 minutes.

Cheese.

About 300kcals per serving.

Reheats well.

One pan. ONE PAN, GUYS.

Cheese.

Fiber, protein, calcium, vitamins, etc.

Did I say CHEESE?

 

 

This, my friends, is what I like to call the epitome of dinner perfection. It won’t get any better than this. Unless you’re a pro at chopping veggies and manage to finish it in less than 30 minutes. Alas, I’m not. It takes me aaaaageeees to slice a single mushroom, which is, by the way, my least favorite kitchen chore. Oh well, after doing the dishes, that is. But hey, there’s no need to wash tons of pans after this one *dances with happiness*.

And the nutritional info for this? Yeah, that makes me want to dance as well. I love me some good salads, but I have to admit that this one is a nice change from all that lettuce. 

(((Lettuce, I love you, but you can’t beat cheese. I’m sorry but I hope you’ll understand)))

 

 

Normally, I’m not the biggest fan of pasta, but I’ll pretty much eat anything if it’s covered in tomato sauce and cheese. And if it includes tons of veggies and ground chicken? I’m sold.

I could be hours talking about how awesome this lasagna is… though I guess you all can imagine how delicious it is just by  reading the words “cheese” and “lasagna”, so I’ll talk about Christmas instead.

 

 

Because, oh yeah, it’s still Christmas here. You want to mover here, I hear? That’s fine with me. But bring cookies. Lots of them, please.

This was the day where we Spanish people got our Christmas presents (level of excitement: jumps and cries all over the room, oh presents, I like them!) and guess what I got.

 

 

It was wrapped in Peppa Pig paper. Which automatically makes my present fabulous, duh.

I got the cutest set of gingerbread man cutters, and guys, I don’t care that it isn’t Christmas anymore: they’re so adorable that I’m determined to use them. Even if that means baking gingerbread in Summer ahem.

And I got lots of pretty whimsical paper straws too. 

It’s not much, I see you think. But let’s take into account that I got a wonderful ExpoDisc on the Christmas day, so I wasn’t expecting much more than that ;–) And it’s all so so so cute!

 

 

 

Skinny 30 Minute Skillet Lasagna
Serves 8
Dinner ready in less than 30 minutes!
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 onion
  2. 4 cloves garlic
  3. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  4. 550 grams ground chicken
  5. 1 big zucchini
  6. 2 red bell peppers
  7. 200 grams mushrooms
  8. 200 grams chopped tomatoes (without juices!)
  9. 4 cups of spinach
  10. 700 grams low fat tomato sauce
  11. 1 tablespoon ground oregano
  12. 1 teaspoon ground basil
  13. 80 grams pasta (broken lasagna noodles in this case)
  14. 1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese
  15. 125 grams low fat fresh mozzarella (1 ball)
  16. 3 tablespoons grated parmesan
  17. a handful of fresh parsley or basil
Instructions
  1. Warm 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan and when it's hot add minced onion and garlic and sautee for a minute until fragant.
  2. Add chicken and sautee until less pink.
  3. Add chopped vegetables and sautee for 8-10 minutes or until cooked trough.
  4. Add tomato sauce and spices.
  5. Stir to mix.
  6. Add broken lasagna noodles and stir for 6-8 minutes more or until noodles are cooked.
  7. Add slices of mozzarella on top while it's still warm so they get all melty.
  8. Stir in dollops of cottage cheese and top with more parmesan if desired.
Notes
  1. For a vegetarian version, I'd use eggplant instead of the chicken.
  2. Try to find a healthier tomato sauce for this. The shorter the ingredient list, the better.
  3. This recipe makes a lot of food, but it reheats wonderful and I'm pretty sure it freezes wells too.
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This lasagna makes a ton of food, but it reheats like wonders, so I definitely recommend making the amount listed even if you’re just one person. 30 minutes of minimal effort will have you eating an entire week.

Coolest thing ever.

After cheese, that is.

 I hope you enjoy it as much as we did at home (yes, it’s even picky-eaters approved!) if you give it a try.

Have a nice week,

Consuelo

 

74 Comments

  • Reply The Wooden Spoon January 6, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    This sounds delicious, especially with eggplant! I agree- if you cover anything in sauce and cheese, I will love it.

    Have fun with your cookie cutters- can’t wait to see the cookies!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you very much! xx

  • Reply Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) January 6, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Holy moly, does this look fantastic! And for the calorie count?! I’ll take it. For sure.

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks Kim : )

  • Reply Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness January 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    “Normally, I’m not the biggest fan of pasta, but I’ll pretty much eat anything if it’s covered in tomato sauce and cheese. And if it includes tons of veggies and ground chicken? I’m sold” This is my life. Which means that I LOVE this! My hubby’s fav food is lasagna and he requests it regularly…so now I can make it for him without secretly wanting to kill him for all the work I have to put in! πŸ˜‰ Thanks!
    P.s Can I come live where you are? I want it to still be Christmas!!!!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      By the time you get here it won’t be Christmas anymore :–( It ends tomorrow haha.
      Thank you very much Taylor! x

  • Reply Mary Frances January 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Cheese, cheese, cheese! And pile on the pasta and spinach! This looks so amazing and so easy. How do you do it? I really want to come eat meals with you now;) You are nailing this series, Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Aw thank you so mcuh Mary Frances. You’re the sweetest c:

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven January 6, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Delicioussss and I love those dishes!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you Davida! : )

  • Reply Carmel Moments January 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I love Makeover Mondays! πŸ™‚ This skillet lasagna looks scrumptious! I’ll definitely be keeping this in mind for the nights I need a quick dish.

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks Melanie! xx

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments January 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I really like your makeover Mondays, Consuelo, and I I love what you did with this lasagna! It looks SO delicious. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks Marcie! xx

  • Reply Renee @ Two in the Kitchen January 6, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    This lasagna looks delicious! And it looks like something I can easily make on a busy weeknight! I love these makeover Mondays of yours!! Very creative idea!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you very much Renee! : )

  • Reply Monica January 6, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I still can’t believe you’re not a big pasta lover (lucky, you!). I love how this dish has a lot of different things going on and the skinny part is a big bonus. It looks very inviting! And your Christmas gifts sound awesome – enjoy it all!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you very much Monica dear! : )

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite January 6, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Lasagna in one pan… and in 30 minutes! So awesome! Love this! And since it’s still that time of year for you, Merry Christmas!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you very much Chris! xx

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour January 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Yay for makeover mondays! Healthy comfort food is the best!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks Meghan! xx

  • Reply Jess January 6, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    This looks delicious and great it only takes 30 minutes to make! A skinny lasagna- definitely a recipe I must try! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks Jess :–)

  • Reply Cindy January 6, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Hooray for Makeover Mondays! This looks delicious! I love the cheesy top πŸ˜€ Pinning!!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks Cindy! xx

  • Reply Amy Alt January 6, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    YUM- looks so tasty, also love how quick and easy it is, i’m so over washing up since Christmas!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks Amy! xx

  • Reply Ashley January 6, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Anything in one skillet instantly wins me over!! Even better if there is cheese involved! haha This sounds delicious – we love lasagna in our house : ) Happy happy Monday!

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you very much Ashley! Have a wonderful week! ;–)

  • Reply tohercore January 6, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Haha, this post made me laugh! I love your writing πŸ™‚ This looks so tasty, not to mention super easy! I dont eat meat, but I imagine some brown lentils would work really well in place of the chicken. Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Yes I think it’d work! Thanks Dearna πŸ˜€

  • Reply Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes January 7, 2014 at 12:13 am

    THANK YOU for making Lasagne with chicken! I always have to substitute the beef so yes!! It looks so amazing! And I am laughing at the Peppa Pig thing, and the fact that I know exactly what she looks like πŸ™‚ . Anyway this looks so delicious and give me anything cheesy and you’ve won my heart! I LOVE cheese!

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      I don’t like beef either ; ) Thank you Jessica! xx

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor January 7, 2014 at 12:34 am

    I agree, this looks like the perfect dinner! Pinned so I can try this soon!

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks Ashley! xx

  • Reply Kelly January 7, 2014 at 1:33 am

    This looks incredible Consuelo! Love all the veggies in here and even more fabulous that it’s made in a skillet since baked lasagna usually takes so much work. How awesome that it’s still Christmas there and those gingerbread cookie cutters sound adorable – can’t wait to see the cookies you make with them πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you very much Kelly! xx

  • Reply blahnikbaker January 7, 2014 at 1:42 am

    I am jumping for joy for this!! I married an Italian-American man so we eat lots of pasta but it’s so taxing on the calories. This is the perfect dinner I won’t feel guilty about and it’s in one pan. Merry Christmas!! You got cute presents and I can’t wait to see the cutters put into use πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Yay, thank you very much Zainab! I hope you love it πŸ™‚

  • Reply danguole January 7, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Looks delicious, and those photos are so great! The cheese pull shot, oh my goodness.

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks my friend! xx

  • Reply Tamara Faith January 7, 2014 at 6:37 am

    WoooHooo! Im all about a 30 min skinny meal that looks like that! Great photos πŸ™‚
    http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Tamara! xx

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron January 7, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Baking gingerbread during the summer. I would totally do that!
    Anyway, this looks fantastic. I want to dive right in and take a forkful of that lasagna!

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Anytime is a great time for Gingerbread hehe! Thank you! xx

  • Reply Siobhan January 7, 2014 at 7:51 am

    This recipe sounds amazing. I adore the skillet you used. Where did you get it?

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      It might sound odd, but I got them at my local hardware store. They’re very easy to find in Spain!
      Thank you! xx

  • Reply Johlene January 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Hi πŸ™‚ I love the idea of skillet lasagna.. and to top it off its low cal!!!!! I have to try this recipe πŸ™‚ Xx

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks Johlene! xx

  • Reply Gintare @Gourmantine January 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    One pan and plenty of cheese? I’m in! When I make lasagna it usually resembles war zone in the kitchen, got to try it!

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks Gintare! I hope you like it :–)

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com January 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    One pan!!! Seriously one pan lasagna?!?!?! and bread to sop up all the juices left behind…so no washing is even needed?!? Now this is a perfect after the holidays meal!

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Yes, it’s too good to be true hahaha! Thank you! xx

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKItchen January 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    What a fantastic looking Lasagna Consuelo with all that melted cheese on top. I love cottage cheese in lasagna. It’s so creamy! Have you been using the ExpoDisc? Your white balance looks absolutely perfect.

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Yes I have! It works so well, I really like it!
      Thank you very much Christin! xx

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely January 7, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    30 minute lasagna?! Amazing! Mine takes like 2 hours start to finish! Going to give your recipe a try next time : )

  • Reply Shikha la mode January 7, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Thank god you have cheese in this. Most of the time when I see “skinny” lasagna recipes they omit cheese and I’m like ‘WHAT’S THE POINT.” Love this.

  • Reply The Sketched Chef January 7, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Amazing !
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  • Reply Lawyer Loves Lunch January 8, 2014 at 12:14 am

    I love this! I’m always wary of making pans of lasagna because it just feels like so much work. But a mini lasagna? 30 minutes? So much delicious cheese? I’m in! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Erin (@LawStudentsWife) January 8, 2014 at 1:39 am

    You had me at cheese! I love how quick, yummy, AND healthy this dish is. Triple threat!

  • Reply juliemurkerson January 8, 2014 at 4:12 am

    One pan? Skinny recipe? 30 minutes? SOLD! I love it, Consuelo. So easy and I bet it’s tasty! Pinned and sharing on FB and Twitter. Enjoy your week! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Layla @BrunchTimeBaker January 8, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I love this recipe for so many reasons! One pan, 30 mins, Eggplants!! Sounds so yummy! I’m in πŸ˜€

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker January 8, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I love how quickly this is to put together! Lasagna takes forever to make and you can’t beat 30 minutes here. Love it! Thanks for the recipe Consuelo. Have a stellar week!

  • Reply Joanne January 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Lasagna is probably one of my favorite meals EVER. I am SO loving this skinny version!!

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  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl January 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Dying to eat this right now!!!

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} January 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Nice finally to have a recipe on a skinny lasagna πŸ˜€ Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply wickedgoodkitchen January 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Oh, girl…I need this lasagna dish in my life! But, alas, I cannot eat dairy. The Big Lug will love it though! Love this skinny version done in one dish. Cannot wait until you post your gingerbread recipe with your new cutters! I say you have until March with gingerbread. So, bring it! MERRY CHRISTMAS! xo

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens January 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Oh, wow! I want to be stuffing this in my face IMMEDIATELY! πŸ˜€ Easy, healthy, deee-lish! I’m all over this! So excited to make this ASAP! Yum!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner January 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Mmm, cheese! Yes, please. πŸ™‚ I love one pot wonders…less dishes!

  • Reply Allie January 10, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Yum! Omg love one pan dinners, and my diabetic hubby would really appreciate this one with fewer carbs πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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