Best Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna is a comforting and cheesy one pot meal. With only 8 ingredients, this easy meal comes together in just 30 minutes and is perfect for dinner any night of the week!

Skillet Lasagna

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?!

Skillet Lasagna recipe

How to make Skillet Lasagna:

To start out, you cook the beef, onions, and garlic together until browned. 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.

The next step is to add in the marinara sauce. You can use whatever brand you prefer. If you’re looking for a inexpensive option, I suggest Hunt’s traditional pasta sauce that comes in a large can. You’ll also add in the beef broth. I actually use beef bouillon with water since 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.

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 together. It does need to be stirred occasionally (every 3-4 minutes) to make sure the noodles cook evenly. The noodles will cook and the sauce will thicken as it simmers. 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 so that all the cheese melts. That’s all it takes!

One Pot Lasagna

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!

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Skillet Lasagna Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Skillet Lasagna Is A Comforting And Cheesy One Pot Meal. With Only 8 Ingredients, This Easy Meal Comes Together In 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


  • 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


  • 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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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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  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!