Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna is a comforting and cheesy one pot meal. It takes just 30 minutes and is perfect for dinner any night of the week!

Easy skillet lasagna is as simple as it gets from 8 easy ingredients to dirtying only one pan. Complete this meal by also making Fried ZucchiniCheesy Garlic Bread, or

Ultimate Chicken Caesar Salad.

Skillet Lasagna close up with extra cheese on top

One Pot Lasagna

One pot meals are the best! I’ve come to find that my mood is inversely correlated to the amount of dirty dishes in my sink. The less dishes, the happier I am, and the more dish there are, the crankier (and less productive) I am. That’s why meals like this Skillet Lasagna make me so happy.

Not only will you have less dishes to do with this meal, but it only takes 8 simple ingredients, two of which are cheese. Can’t go wrong with using just one pot, a few ingredients and cheese. Am I right?!

Our family always love cheesy pasta dishes, so I’m sure you could guess that it was well-received. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Meat and noodles in a skillet

How to make Skillet Lasagna

BEEF. Cook the beef, onions, and garlic together until browned.

Note: Before adding anything else, drain the meat. I used to ladle out the grease but I’ve found that pouring everything into a strainer is much faster and thorough.

SAUCE. Add in the marinara sauce and beef broth.

NOODLES. Toss in the noodles into the skillet and bring it all to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and let it all simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until noodles are al dente. It does need to be stirred occasionally (every 3-4 minutes) to make sure the noodles cook evenly.

Note: The noodles will cook and the sauce will thicken as it simmers.

CHEESE. Once the noodles are al dente, turn off the heat and stir in half of the mozzarella. Dot the top with ricotta cheese, sprinkle on more mozzarella, and cover the skillet for 2-4 minutes until all the cheese melts. Serve immediately.

 

One Pot Lasagna with cheese on top in a skillet

Storing Tips + Variations

To make skillet lasagna ahead, complete step 1 then transfer the lasagna to a freezer safe container. Allow to cool and FREEZE for up to 2 months. To REHEAT, allow the dish to thaw and place it back into a skillet, heat and complete step 2. 

I like to divide my leftovers into individual servings. This makes it easy for my husband to grab a container to take to work, or for anyone else in the family to reheat for their own meal. Leftovers can STORE in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

 

If you wish to make changes you certainly can with minimal effort. Try these variations:

  • Add veggies: spinach, corn, zucchini, carrots are all great choices
  • Replace ricotta cheese with small curd cottage cheese or even plain yogurt
  • We used farfalle (aka bowtie) pasta, but you can use any similarly sized noodles. You can even break up a large lasagna noodle into smaller pieces. That way you even get the more classic lasagna look.
  • I use beef bouillon with water as it’s more cost effective and takes up less space in my pantry/fridge. You could use just water but the beef broth/bouillon adds such a depth of flavor.

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Skillet Lasagna Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Skillet Lasagna is a comforting and cheesy one pot meal. It takes just 30 minutes and is perfect for dinner any night of the week!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 664 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 6 ounces farfalle noodles about 2 cups
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese

Instructions
 

  • Place beef, onions, and garlic in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until meat is browned. Drain off the fat and then add in the marinara sauce, beef broth, and noodles.
  • Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low and let it simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until noodles are al dente.
  • Stir in half of the mozzarella cheese and then dot the top with ricotta. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella, cover and let it sit for 2-4 minutes until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

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About the Author

Melanie Dueck

Melanie is the cook and photographer behind the blog Garnish & Glaze. When she’s not playing princesses with her two little girls, she’s experimenting in the kitchen. She takes simple ingredients and creates everything from healthy dinners to indulgent desserts.

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Comments:

  1. I have made this once befoRe, it is an easy & delicious recipe! Thanks So much! I like the farfalle noodles for something different too!

  2. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! I did make one change, I used small curd cottage cheese in place of the ricotta ( just personal preference). Thank you so much for the pasta guideline (oz to cup ratio) it was very helpful! I wish more recipes would include that instead of just how many ounces. I will definitely make this again and include my review with photo on Pinterest since that is how I found this recipe in the first place.