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Meal Plan Monday #210 – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

Meal Plan Monday #210 - Southern Plate

Hey y’all! Welcome to Meal Plan Monday 210! This week we’re featuring recipes for Bunny Butt Doughnuts, Decadent Crawfish Mac and Cheese, No-Bake Blueberries & Cream Icebox Cake and Pizza Crescent Roll Dippers plus some extra awesome spring themed recipes! 

 Hey y’all! We’re so happy to see you here for this week’s Meal Plan Monday. We know that everything seems to be going a little crazy out in the world right now, but we hope that these recipes and meal ideas will help you lower the stress of meal planning this week! 

Not only do we have some great weekly features to share with you but we’ve also tossed in some great spring themed recipes from the Meal Plan Monday hosts!! 

Let’s hop right in and check them out! 

This week’s Features…

Platter of Easter Bunny Butt Doughnuts Image

Bunny Butt Doughnuts from The Kitchen is my Playground


Crawfish Mac and Cheese

Decadent Crawfish Mac and Cheese from Call Me PMC


No Bake Blueberries and Cream Ice Box Cake

No-Bake Blueberries & Cream Icebox Cake from No Plate Like Home


This week’s Meal Plan Monday Host Feature…

Pizza Crescent Roll Dippers

Pizza Crescent Roll Dippers from BigBearsWife

Also featured in recipe newsletter: Pineapple Upside Down Biscuits from Cooking with K

Extra Spring Recipes

Since spring is here, I thought I’d toss in a few amazing recipes from our Meal Plan Monday hosts for y’all this week too! This year’s celebrations may be a bit different for everyone considering what’s going on in the world but we know that some of y’all will still be cooking special meals and we could all use a sweet treat right now to make us smile!

So here are a few wonderful recipes from the Meal Plan Monday hosts that are perfect for Spring.

#1. Pastel Star Meringue Cookies from SouthernPlate.com

#2. Aunt Mary’s Pepper Sauce Coleslaw from SouthernBite.com

#3. Glazed Ham with a Honey Orange Glaze from JuliasSimplySouthern.com

#4. Chocolate Bunny Cake from MrsHappyHomemaker.com

#5. Best Southern Deviled Eggs from BigBearsWife.com

Easter recipes

Also, if you’re on Pinterest, we now have a Meal Plan Monday Pinterest Board! We’re pinning featured Meal Plan Monday recipes there as well as some favorites from Meal Plan Monday host blogs! So jump on over there and give us a follow and grab some great recipes from there as well! 

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Meal Plan Monday #209 – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

MPM 209 free meal planning recipes

MPM 209 free meal planning recipes

Hey Y’all! Welcome to Meal Plan Monday 209.

We’re so glad to have you here and hope that this week’s edition finds you happy, healthy and hungry for some delicious recipes.
If you’re spending a bit more time in your kitchen than usual then maybe you’ll find a few new recipes to try at home.
We have a few featured recipes and if you keep on scrolling you’ll find a smorgasbord more.

Meal Plan Monday 209 Featured Recipes

Easy no kneed homemade bread recipe

Learn how to make your own, homemade bread. This recipe only uses 4 ingredients, and is great for beginners!

Easy Homemade Bread | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Sausage Manicotti Recipe

An easy recipe for classic, meaty baked manicotti stuffed with Italian sausage and ooey gooey cheese.

Italian Sausage & Cheese Baked Manicotti

from South Your Mouth

Easy Millionaire Pie Recipe

Fresh, light, and scrumptious millionaire pie is just the dessert that you need in your life!

Easy Millionaire Pie | Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Host Feature of the Week

Easy Hidden Valley Ranch Chicken Recipe on a plate

With 3 simple ingredients you can create a quick and easy baked chicken main course for your family meals. You may already have everything that you need in your pantry.

Spicy Ranch Packet Chicken | Julia’s Simply Southern

Pantry Staple Recipes from our Hosts

Barbecue Pineapple Sandwiches | Big Bear’s Wife

Ma’s Chicken & Rice Bake | Southern Plate

Slow Cooker Pork Tips | Southern Bite

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken Pasta | Mrs. Happy Homemaker


Skillet Lasagna – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Easy Skillet Lasagna

I absolutely love Lasagna, but it has a few strikes against it. Even though my slow cooker lasagna is a dear favorite, it makes enough to feed an army and requires a little bit of planning ahead – and if you’re just not tuning in, there are two things that I’m not: organized or a planner.

This skillet lasagna is a new favorite of mine for several reasons. First of all, let me start by telling you that no matter what you think, it does not taste just like spaghetti. It tastes like skillet lasagna, and you need to make it soon because it is:

  1. Easily made in about 20 minutes
  2. Economical (stretches a 1/2 pound ground beef to feed 4 people)
  3. All the flavors I love in Lasagna but in a perfect serving size for a smaller family.
  4. Easily doubled (see recipe for notes on how I do that)

I’m hungry so let’s get started:

Skillet Lasagna Ingredients

 You’ll need: Italian seasoning, garlic powder, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, ground beef, onions, mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, and about 1/2 a package of egg noodles. 

The beauty of this recipe is that it feeds about four people with only 1/2 pound of ground beef, which is a real budget saver.

I say “about” because putting servings on a recipe is very relative. The first thought that comes to mind every single time anyone asks me how many a recipe feeds is “How hungry are you?“. If you have a casserole that some “say” feeds 6, but four are little kids, it may feed 8-10. Likewise, if you have a half starved lumberjack in the family, it may feed two :).

Making Skillet Lasagna

In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown ground beef and onions until it’s no longer pink in the center, breaking it up into smaller pieces as you do so. Drain off any grease once it’s cooked.

Making Skillet Lasagna

Add in your water, tomato paste, tomatoes (with juice), Italian seasoning (Pronounced EYE-talian by my grandmother), and garlic powder.

Making Skillet Lasagna

Stir that up good and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about ten minutes – or until you get tired of simmering.

Either or works for me – I promise I’m not grading on how well you follow instructions.

Making Skillet Lasagna

Cook them thar noodles!

Your package tells you how in case you need to know 🙂

Skillet Lasagna

Stir in your cooked egg noodles.

Interesting fact: You know when I do TV I’m not supposed to say “your” egg noodles or “your tomatoes”. I’m supposed to say “the” egg noodles and “The tomatoes”. Which is completely and utterly ridiculous (not that I have an opinion on it or anything) because at this point, if they don’t belong to you, you really shouldn’t be cooking with them. It is not often that I break into people’s homes and cook with ingredients I find in their pantries but I supposed tv folks are supposed to use general terminology in order to avoid make burglar chefs feel guilt or shame about their unfortunate but tasty habit.

The world is a crazy place and I’m just a swinging over it on my trapeze…

Skillet Lasagna

Stir your two cheeses together.

Skillet Lasagna

Drop that by spoonfuls onto the top of your skillet.

You don’t have to put it in the center like I did, you can just go crazy putting it all over if you want – or even make a smiley face out of cheese blops on the top!

Get creative but if you do anything really fun be sure and send me a picture 🙂

Skillet Lasagna


Skillet Lasagna


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 16 ounce can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon dry Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces Egg Noodles half of a 16 oz pkg, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella


  • In large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium high heat until no longer pink in center. Drain off any grease.

  • Add tomatoes in juice, tomato paste, water, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder to skillet. Stir well and lower heat to simmer for ten minutes, while you cook the egg noodles separately.

  • Stir cooked egg noodles into the sauce.

  • In separate bowl, stir together cottage cheese and mozzarella. Drop by spoonfuls over top of lasagna skillet. Cover and let cook about five minutes, until the cheese melts.

To double: Cook the entire package of egg noodles and double the sauce and cheese recipe. After you drain egg noodles, pour them into a 9×13 baking dish. Spoon cooked sauce over top and dollop with spoonfuls of cheese and bake in a 350 oven until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

This recipe was originally published in 2013. I updated the post and photos in 2020.

“The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people.”

~Colin Powell


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