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Celebrate St. John Bosco with Skillet Lasagna • Cooking With Catholic Kids

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Celebrate the feast of St. John Bosco, the patron saint of schoolchildren and incarcerated juveniles, with dinner and a movie.

by Ryan Langr

 

St. John Bosco is a great saint for Peanut Butter & Grace and for family catechesis in general because a large part of his mission was teaching children, especially children whom society had given up or saw no value. He was also the founder of the Salesians. For a celebration of his Jan. 31 feast day, make this delicious skillet lasagna, and then have the whole family watch St. John Bosco: Mission to Love.

 

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St. John Bosco Skillet Lasagna
A mix of three cheeses and Italian flavors, this lasagna is relatively quick, easy and fun to make with your kids.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine water and sauce into a a skillet. Cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Break noodles into quarters. Cover them with a clean towel and break. I actually used a sharp knife and it worked pretty well. Add the noodles to the sauce and stir immediately to prevent sticking. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook until noodles are soft (12-14 minutes), and stir occasionally.
  3. While the noodles are cooking, brown the turkey in a 10-inch skillet. Cook until brown, then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Remove from heat then add the meat to the noodles and sauce.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the three cheeses, pepper and half the parsley together.
  5. Scoop the cheese mixture into the skillet, add salt, oregano, and basil to taste, and cover. Heat until cheese is heated through and partially melted (3-5 minutes).
  6. Serve by sprinkling parmesan and parsley over the lasagna. Serve with optional garlic bread and salad.

O glorious St. John Bosco, who in order to lead young people to the feet of the Divine Master and to mould them in the light of faith and Christian morality did heroically sacrifice yourself to the very end of your life and set up a proper religious institute destined to endure and to bring to the farthest boundaries of the earth your glorious work, obtain also for us from Our Lord a holy love for young people who are exposed to so many seductions in order that we may generously spend ourselves in supporting them against the snares of the devil, in keeping them safe from the dangers of the world, and in guiding them, pure and holy, in the path that leads to God. Amen.

… St. John Bosco, Pray for Us …

Follow Ryan Langr:
Langr is a former faith formation coordinator, youth minister and music minister. Currently, he is a full-time stay-at-home dad to a preschooler. He has a wife, two cats, and growing little girl. He enjoys reading, writing, games of all kinds, spending time with his family, and cooking. He primarily contributes to Cooking with Catholic Kids. Occasionally, he blogs about parenting at Caffeine and Grace.

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