Easy Skillet Lasagna

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Easy Skillet Lasagna is a delicious lasagna made in just one skillet! Everyone will love the flavors of this simple meal. This is a family-favorite at our house!

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Easy Skillet LasagnaI love to cook but hate doing dishes. (I’m sure most of you can agree on that!) Luckily, there are recipes like these that only take ONE pot/skillet to make an entire meal in and I definitely do not hate that!

This Easy Skillet Lasagna is one fabulous meal that is so so yummy. The beef and lasagna noodles simmer in a super flavorful tomato sauce that cooks everything together. Think of it as a deconstructed lasagna that tastes just as a delicious, but takes a lot less work and time. 🙂 

After I made it for dinner, and the entire family devoured it, the recipe card went immediately into my ‘Favorites’ recipe box! 🙂


**NOTE: I do NOT suggest using a cast iron skillet for this recipe. The first time I made it, and took photographs (hence the pictures in the post,  the noodles did kind of stick to the bottom, so I don’t recommend using cast iron. 

Now that I have made this recipe a lot I have used a large non-stick skillet with great results. So I highly suggest using a NON-STICK skillet for this recipe.

Also, if you like your pasta more saucy (like me!) then you can use an extra 8 ounce can of tomato sauce.

Enjoy, friends!

Skillet Lasagna


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An easy and delicious lasagna made in just one skillet! This is a new family-favorite meal!
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ Tablespoon dried Parsley
  • ½ Tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken into fourths
  • 1 (16 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (29 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
  • Fresh Basil leaves, torn
  1. In a large 12-inch skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onion. Cook and stir onion until translucent. Add minced garlic and stir until fragrant. Add parsley, basil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to skillet. Stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Add ground beef to skillet. Cook and crumble beef until no longer pink. Pour in half (8 ounces) of the tomato sauce. Stir to combine. Place broken lasagna noodles evenly over beef. Pour remaining tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes over the noodles, making sure noodles are completely covered in sauce.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and then let simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until noodles are soft. Remove lid and add dollops of ricotta cheese over the top. Gently stir ricotta into lasagna. Place Mozzarella slices evenly over the top. Cover with lid and let steam melt cheese for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Serve warm with fresh basil. Enjoy!
*Make sure to use a large NON-STICK skillet 12-inches or bigger for this recipe.
*Top each serving with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.




Skillet Lasagna


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13 thoughts on “Easy Skillet Lasagna

  1. Is there any issue with this sticking during the 20 minutes of simmering? I am assuming you don’t stir it or the noodles would break up.

    1. Terri, when I first made this and took the photos I used a cast iron skillet. It did make the noodles stick. After making it now multiple times I highly recommend a NONSTICK skillet. It works the best and the larger the better.

  2. This sounds so good….any way I can turn it into a crock pot recipe. I got a new one for christmas that is more like a 9 x 13 pan shape and would be perfect for this recipe.

    1. Hi Judy! I have never tried it in the crock pot, but I honestly think it could work! If I were to try it I would cook it on low heat and check it after 3 to 4 hours to see if it’s done (noodles are cooked through.) If you try it please let us know how it turned out 🙂

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