Skillet Mac-n-Cheese Lasagna

Skillet Mac-n-Cheese Lasagna

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen


  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups dry macaroni
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1- 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, roughly chopped


In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until cooked through. Drain fat if necessary.

Add peppers, onion, macaroni, water and marinara sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 12-15 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Stir in shredded cheese and half & half and mix thoroughly. Gently fold in cherry tomatoes and season with salt & pepper. Remove from heat, re-cover and let sit for a few minutes until cheese is fully melted and the tomatoes have soften. Garnish with fresh basil.

Photography by Jen Lover



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