Chicken Basil Sausage Lasagna Skillet
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Serves: 6
This is Chicken Basil Sausage Lasagna Skillet is the answer to your weeknight dinner dilemma! Savory chicken sausage packed full of fragrant basil is layered with creamy ricotta cheese between tender lasagna noodles and smothered in a rich marinara sauce.
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound chicken basil sausage (substitute plain chicken sausage)
  • 1 28-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 6 ounces ricotta cheese, divided
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1½ cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 6-8 basil leaves, chiffonade
  1. Heat a 12 inch cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic, cook 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add chicken sausage and break up. Cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove half of meat mixture and place in a bowl, set aside.
  5. Stir in 1 cup marinara sauce.
  6. Drop half of ricotta over sauce in even spoonfuls.
  7. Sprinkle with half of parmesan cheese.
  8. Cover with half of noodle pieces.
  9. Repeat layer with sausage, sauce, ricotta, parmesan and noodles.
  10. Add ½ cup water to remaining marinara, shake closed jar to combine. Pour sauce evenly over top of lasagna.
  11. Bring to a low boil, cover and reduce to low. Simmer 20-25 minutes until noodles are tender.
  12. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top, let rest 5 minutes to set.
  13. Sprinkle with basil and serve warm.
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