Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This quick recipe from my Best of Country Cooking Cookbook collection tastes like lasagna, but you make it on the stove. It's very tasty and is always a hit with my family.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Add the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, parsley, oregano and salt; mix well.
  3. Stir in pasta; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring once.
  4. Combine cheeses; drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto pasta mixture.
  5. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Yield: 4 servings.


Most Helpful

Very good! I used mini-bow ties and added a bit of extra water. Also threw in some shredded mozzarella into the cheese mixture. Sweet Diva, thank you for sharing your recipe!

Rose is Rose January 26, 2012

This really did taste like lasagna without all the work! I used 2 1/2 cups of elbow pasta and added another 1/2 cup water or so. This made a large 4 quart skillet full, enough for 6 or 8 people if you ask me. I'm so glad I picked this one as I'll be making over and over again. Made for the *Recipe Swap 14* game 2008 in the Aussie/NZ forum. Our group was *The Kumara Kids* Group 28

Charlotte J March 10, 2008

It suprised me... this was REALLY good. I used quinoa instead of regular pasta (I'm gluten-free), so if you do, too, take the simmer time down to about 10 minutes, or until the noodles are almost done, but still a little hard. Thanks for sharing this!

Kristi Waterworth January 22, 2008

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