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Make dinner a breeze with this easy and quick Kale and Tomato Skillet Lasagna. Full of fresh cheese, tomatoes, kale and pasta, it’s a delicious meal!

Pasta is my love language. I mean I think that’s kind of obvious right since this little space is called Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt. A funny story, when my husband first told his boss about my blog he thought Tyler said Love past a tool belt. Since Tyler works in the construction industry his boss thought I named my blog after how I was loving Tyler beyond his tool belt. We still get a good laugh out from that anytime we talk about my blog name. But really it’s Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt because all three of those things combined make us. I feel like maybe now we should add on (and a baby) but she can just be a part of the love.


You guys may have noticed I’ve not been posting much at all here. That’s because of the (and a baby) part of this blog. K just turned a year old last month and I cannot believe it’s been a whole year. A few months into motherhood I started getting really convicted about how much time I found myself on the computer. It was hard to separate the work time from the mom time since I worked from home. I eventually decided to scale back on my workload and man did that feel good. And then after reading Present Over Perfect (which you need to check out if you have not read it) I basically said I’m done.


I was done with feeling stressed because I wasn’t working enough, I was done with feeling stressed because I felt like I worked too much. I basically set the blog to the side and just started focus on being a mom and a wife. It was so freeing. I saw my page views and blog income take a hit but I really didn’t care. I was happier and less stressed and for me and my family that was what mattered.


So all of that being said I’m still around. I’ll post here and there and it will probably be more about whatever I feel like rather then feeling like I have to follow some strict mold for my blog, that wasn’t working for me. But today I have a delicious Kale and Tomato Skillet Lasagna for you guys. This post first appeared on Tastes of Lizzy T’s where I was fortunate enough to get to contribute some of my recipes for a few months.

So on to the delicious recipe!


Kale and Tomato Skillet Lasagna

Make dinner a breeze with this easy and quick Kale and Tomato Skillet Lasagna. Full of fresh cheese, tomatoes, kale and pasta it’s a delicious meal!


  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 6 oz penne pasta
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella torn into pieces


  1. Sauté olive oil, onion and garlic until onions are tender.

  2. Add ground beef to skillet and cook until done, drain grease and set ground beef aside

  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions

  4. Cook kale in skillet until wilted, add a splash or two of water if it’s not wilting

  5. Add tomatoes to kale in skillet and cook until tomatoes begin to break down. Add 1/4 cup of water if it needs it to help tomatoes cook

  6. Add in oregano and return ground beef to the pan

  7. Mix in cooked pasta and half of the mozzarella cheese 

  8. Mix everything together well in the skillet and top with remaining mozzarella cheese

  9. Heat the oven to Broil and place in oven for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted 

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