Comfort food with some of you favorite fall flavors, all cooked in one pan. This white skillet lasagna will be your new favorite weeknight meal.
I’m not even going to bother talking about the results of the election today. There’s too much discussion already and nothing is going to change the reality of what we woke up to this morning (or stayed up to witness). So let’s try to move on and hope for the best. In the meantime, it’s prime time for some comfort food and a giveaway, in the form of white skillet lasagna and REVERE cookware.
Believe it or not, I’ve been cooking with the same set of inexpensive cookware since my third year of grad school, which was 2009 for those of you that don’t have my life memorized. Oh yea that means I’ve been using that very set all throughout the lifetime of this blog. Granted, I did supplement it with a couple of choice pans but I’ve been in the market for a better set that won’t break the bank for a little while now. So when REVERE offered to let me try their 10 Piece Stainless Steal Set I jumped on it. This particular set has a copper core which helps heat quickly and evenly. As an added bonus for those of us without a plethora of cabinet space, this set also features interlocking handles which mean you can stack them all up and put them in one little cabinet.
But a pretty pan is only as good as the food it cooks. And I have to say, this pan is as good as any of my more “fancy” and expensive pans. I tested out the 3-quart saute pan by making a white, fall flavored version of my dad’s skillet lasagna with butternut squash, the last bits of kale growing in my garden (and only a fraction of the sage still exploding), and a lighter alfredo sauce made from milk and cream cheese. IDK about you, but I’ll be cozying up with a big bowl while the temperature continue to drop.
Don’t forget to enter to win two REVERE frying pans! Widget located at the end of this post.
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WHITE SKILLET LASAGNA WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND KALE
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small sweet onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed (about 2 cups)
16 oz. can of vegetable broth
1 tsp salt, divided
1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 cups milk
3 oz. cream cheese
2 Tbsp freshly chopped sage, plus more for garnish
1 tsp freshly chopped thyme
3 cups (about 8 oz.) small shell or elbow pasta (I used cavatappi)
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 lightly packed cups chopped kale
1-1/4 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
- In a large, oven-proof skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil (I used the REVERE 3-quart sauté pan). Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add squash with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the nutmeg. Stir to coat well and add in 1/3 cup of broth. Cover and cook until softened, about 10-12 minutes.
- Once soft, stir in the rest of the broth, milk, cream cheese, sage, thyme, and the rest of the salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, add pasta and bring to a boil again. Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler.
- Stir in ricotta (or cottage) cheese and kale and cook, covered, 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of the mozzarella and 1/4 cup of the parmesan. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and parmesan, put whole sage leaves on top, and place under broiler (without lid) for 1-2 minutes or until lightly golden. Serve topped with more parmesan cheese if desired.
Disclosure: I was provided with the REVERE 10 Piece Stainless Steel Set from World Kitchen by 3rd Floor Social. I was compensated for this post but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Giveaway sponsored by 3rdFloorSocial & World Kitchen.
Giveaway Prize (MSRP $59.99): 2-Piece Stainless Steel Frying Pan Starter Set (8-inch and 10-inch fry pan)