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Elk lasagna in a cast iron skillet
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Elk Lasagna in cast iron

Rustic, cheesy elk lasagna made in a cast iron skillet. Wild game never tasted so good!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: elk lasagna, wild game
Servings: 10
Calories: 432kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 1.5 lbs elk meat ground
  • 2 cans pasta sauce 24 oz each
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley dried
  • 4 cups Italian cheese shredded
  • 16 oz cottage cheese or ricotta

Instructions

  • Brown elk burger and onion together in a large skillet. When meat is brown, add 1 can of pasta sauce and turn off heat.
  • Lay teh noodles in a 9x13 pan and cover with boiling water. Let them set for 10 minutes to soften.
  • Place cottage cheese, egg, parsley, and 2 cups of Italian cheese in a bowl and stir.
  • Place 1 cup of pasta sauce in the bottom of a deep cast iron skillet or any 3 quart casserole dish or dutch oven. Place 3 noodles on the sauce - break off the ends and fill the corners if necessary.
  • Spread half of the meat sauce over the noodles. Place 3 more noodles on top of the meat.
  • Spread the cheese mixture over the noodles, then top with three more noodles.
  • Spread remainng half of meat saice over noodles, and top wth 3 more noodles. Pour remaining sauce over the top of it all.
  • Cover and bake for 40 minutes at 350*. Remove lid, and top with remaining 2 cups of cheese. Bake uncovered for anotehr 5-10 minutes, until cheese is melted or brown. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes to set up a bit, before cutting it.

Notes

My skillet holds 3 quarts, and is 3 inches deep. You can find a comparable baking dish to use, it just needs to be deep enough. 
You can substitute mozzarella cheese if you want to. 
Ricotta works great instead of cottage cheese. 
Beef can be substituted in place of the ground elk meat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1011mg | Potassium: 807mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 4mg