20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna

 


 Fall comfort food at it’s best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!  

Lasagna is such a great Italian meal, but can be difficult and time consuming to make.  This skillet lasagna version has an awesome vegetarian twist and has all the flavors of lasagna, made in one skillet!  You’re 20 minutes away from a great meal!

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20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna | Fall comfort food at it's best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!

Pretty much everyone I know loves lasagna.  The hearty meat sauce, gooey cheese, and that rich creaminess to the whole dish… it’s just the perfect comfort food!  But come on, it’s not really practical for a weeknight meal.  All that fussing and long bake time… no way.  So for this twist, I followed the general idea of  what I think was the Pioneer Woman’s Bowtie Lasagna… made it my own with a homemade sauce, extra herbs, and lightened it up a lot by making it vegetarian!

Now, looking at that picture above, you’re probably wondering how it could be vegetarian when you can see what appears to be a hearty meat sauce.  I have a secret weapon… Morningstar Farms Grillers Crumbles!  A veggie cuisine that satisfies vegetarians and meat eaters alike!

20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna | Fall comfort food at it's best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!

Is there anything more comforting than a big hearty bowl of satisfying pasta?  Pasta dishes are my ultimate comfort food, and while I eat it year round, in the Fall, I just crave it more 🙂

This is a dish that your whole family will absolutely love!  My kids love it, minus the fresh basil of course (heaven forbid anything green be on their food!).

20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna | Fall comfort food at it's best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!

There’s already plenty of cheese in this skillet lasagna, but I believe there is no such thing as too much cheese!

20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna | Fall comfort food at it's best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!

Makin’ it rain Parmesan cheese!!  I feel like the waiters at Italian restaurants get annoyed with me when they come around and ask if you’d like some Parmesan.  Of course I say yes, and then let them just go to town grating it on my dish lol.

20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna | Fall comfort food at it's best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!

Making this pasta dish is really simple… just cook the Morningstar Farms Grillers Crumbles, add the sauce ingredients and simmer while you boil the pasta.  Drain the pasta and add it in with the sauce.  Top with cheese and sour cream and stir until cheese is melted.  Done!

Feel free to make things even easier by using a jar of your favorite marinara sauce instead of making your own if you’d like.

20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna | Fall comfort food at it's best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!

You can also swap any type of pasta that you’d like… I wanted something a little different, so I picked up a bag of trottole, they’re just so cute!

One thing I can’t get over is how super hearty this skillet lasagna is… despite it being vegetarian!  I bet you could even sneak this dish to a meat-lover and not tell them 😉  Not that I’d ever do such a thing… hehe

20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna | Fall comfort food at it's best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!

20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna | Fall comfort food at it's best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!

ENJOY!!

20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna | Fall comfort food at it's best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!

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20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna | Fall comfort food at it's best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!

20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna

Fall comfort food at it's best, this vegetarian skillet lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, made in 20 minutes!
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Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Recipe Author The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Morningstar Farms Grillers Crumbles
  • 1 lb pasta of your choice I used trottole
  • Homemade Sauce see below
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of Italian Seasoning
  • cup ½ Mozzarella Cheese
  • cup ½ Sour Cream
  • Sprinkle of Parmesan cheese
  • Homemade San Marzano Marinara Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 28 oz can San Marzano plum tomatoes blended in food processor or blender
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves minced
  • cup Very scant 1/4 fresh mint leaves minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Bring large pot of water to a boil.
  • In a large deep skillet, cook Grillers Crumbles according to package directions.
  • Puree can of tomatoes (via food processor or blender), and set aside.
  • Add olive oil to skillet with Crumbles and heat over MED heat. Add garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add pureed tomatoes, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and cook over MED LOW heat for about 7-8 minutes. Stir occasionally so the sauce doesn't stick.
  • Toss some salt in the pot of boiling water and add pasta. Stir and boil about 3-4 minutes LESS than the package directions indicate.
  • Stir fresh herbs into the pasta sauce.
  • Drain pasta (reserving about 1/4 cup of the cooking water), and add pasta to the skillet with the sauce. Toss to coat the pasta in the sauce.
  • Add a dash of salt and Italian seasoning, cheeses and sour cream.
  • Stir until all ingredients are well combined and cheeses are melted.
  • Serve sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of fresh minced basil

Notes

** Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman
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32 comments on “20 Minute Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna”

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  2. it was very easy and very tasty. Will be a keeper here!

  3. I’m making this tonight, with a few moderations. Looks great and easy and comfortfoody and and ….!

  4. This looks so hearty and filling, perfect for the cold nights heading our way. Going to try it!

  5. Amanda!!! What a kick @ss recipe!!! I love this!!! Can you tell me…how were the crumbles? I have never tried them and really would love to play with them too just always worry the flavor and texture will over power it.
    But your pics make me want to get in there and devour it ALL!

    • Ahhh, thanks so much Mila!!! Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect with the crumbles… but they’re actually really good! Granted, they’re in a flavorful sauce here, but I tried some even before I mixed them in and I was pleasantly surprised 😀

  6. Just sent this link to a friend of mine who is vegetarian. It looks like a great recipe and I would love to whip it up for them.

  7. Simply amazing & delicious. Best to prepare when you are hungry and want something to eat without wasting too much time.

  8. I love lasagna…and making an easy version like this is just my style! Sounds so perfect for a weeknight! #client

  9. Nothing beats a tasty pasta dish for comfort food. This looks wonderful!

  10. This has my name all over it. I am weak before any bowl or plate of pasta.

  11. I was so surprised to see it was vegetarian when I looked at the picture! Either way, it looks delicious! We eat a lot of pasta here…I’m pretty sure everyone would like this here! 🙂

  12. Love a quick, easy and hearty pasta. This recipe is calling my name! Xx

  13. This looks so yummy and filling! Thanks for sharing!

  14. 20 minute veggie lasagna sounds like the perfect meatless monday dinner to me.

  15. I have had their crumbles before and they are great! Such a nice idea for an easy and tasty weeknight supper! My kids would just love it!

  16. This is definitely hearty! I couldn’t believe it was vegetarian when I looked at it either! 🙂
    I would definitely feed this to my carnivore husband and surprise him that it’s vegetarian!!