Skillet Lasagna Florentine

Just a quick post tonight because I wanted to share a  delicious, easy recipe with you.

I had to share it right now in case you are exhausted from all the 4th of July holiday fun and you need a dinner that takes no effort, but you don’t want to serve your family bologna and cheese roll ups for dinner (yes, I’ve done that).

Bloggers telling you what cutesy things you can serve for the 4th of July are a dime a dozen, but NOBODY tells you what to fix the next night when all you find in your fridge is leftover watermelon scraps and a half ear of corn on the cob.

This recipe uses Keystone Meats All Natural Ground Beef which you can store all the time in your pantry.  It’s ready and waiting to save you on a busy week night or during those times you’ve decided you no longer want to spend your precious free time at the grocery store.

This very recipe happened to win second place in Keystone Meats recent recipe contest in the Light Meals Category.  Yay!  Thanks Keystone!

I’ll be getting a prize pack of their products…I can’t tell you how excited I get about free food.

So indulge me a minute in a recap of my day:  I was up at four this morning and at my desk by 5:45.  Worked almost ten  hours, navigated horrible post-holiday commute, got home at 4:30.  Baked for a cooking contest entry, photographed said entry, cooked dinner (3 different versions to make all kids and friends of kids happy), washed dishes, typed up contest entry.  Now it’s 10:15 and I’ve still got one kid out at a friend’s house so I’m waiting for the “mom come pick me up call” before I can take my nap and get up again at 4:00.

Ya know, a normal Wednesday, normal every weekday, whatever.

I’m tired.

Aren’t we all though?  Life is so fast and busy these days.

And that’s my segue into this easy recipe.

We all need easy weeknight dinners, don’t you agree?

This one happens to be low carb and waistline friendly too…so what more could you ask for?

This is a one-pan, noodle-less, make-in-minutes, tastes-like-yummy-lasagna, dinner.


So much prettier and more appetizing than balogna roll ups.

Okay, I gotta go now…I have to be up in a few hours.  Here’s your recipe.  Nite.

Skillet Lasagna Florentine


  • :1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • two 14 ounce cans (or 1 28 ounce can) Keystone Ground Beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 eight ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 Cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, torn
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Set a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and the onions. Cook until onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute.
  2. Add the Keystone ground beef, the salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning, and the tomato sauce. Allow this mixture to simmer for 12 to 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and the tomato sauce to thicken.
  3. Add the spinach and stir it in gently, allowing it to wilt.
  4. Place the cottage cheese in dollops over the top of the lasagna. Sprinkle on the mozzarella. Cover with a lid for a few minutes to allow the mozzarella to melt.
  5. Finish the dish with some torn parsley, the Parmesan cheese, and an extra dash of pepper if desired.



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