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Skillet lasagna recipe is ready in under an hour and you only have one pan to wash. Enjoy all that you love about classic lasagna in this easy skillet meal. Add a simple salad and you have an easy and tasty meal. 

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Skillet lasagna recipe

I know you are looking for easy skillet dinner ideas and this quick easy lasagna is perfect for a weeknight dinner. You can have this skillet lasagna ready in hardly anytime at all. Plus, I love that clean up is easy since you only have the one pan. 

What?? Lasagna and you don’t have a million pans to wash? That is a winner for me. Don’t you agree?

Now you know why this is a favorite around here even on busy weeknights. Easy, no clean up and delicious. Sounds like a winner to me. 

I’m always on the go, but sometimes I want that comfort food, but I don’t want to spend all the time doing it. This skillet lasagna recipe does just that. It combines all the steps in one pan cutting down your cook time and the clean up time making this perfect for a weeknight meal. You might also like our lasagna casserole.

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Let’s make skillet lasagna!

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You will want to invest in a good cast iron skillet. Good news is that you can snag one on Amazon for cheap – they are on sale right now.

Skillet Lasagna in a cast iron skillet on a woven wooden board toped with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.
Ingredients needed to make this recipe: ground beef, lasagna noodles, olive oil, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, crushed tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese and parsley

Ingredients:

  • ground beef – Italian Sausage and ground turkey are also good. 
  • lasagna noodles
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • minced garlic – garlic powder is another great option.
  • salt and pepper
  • Italian Seasoning (Try red pepper flakes if you like a little heat.)
  • Crushed tomatoes- You can also add marinara sauce if you want to thin out the lasagna. 
  • water
  • mozzarella cheese
  • ricotta cheese – optional but really delicious for topping each serving. Cottage cheese is also a good substitute. 
  • parsley
Lasagna in a cast iron skillet topped with parmesan cheese and parsley

How to make Skillet Lasagna:

  • First, heat the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet.
  • Second, brown the ground beef, onions and garlic together in the pan. Add the salt, pepper and Italian Seasoning.
The brown beef browned in a large cast iron pan with onions and garlic.  Then the mixture is seasoned with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  • Cook until the beef is browned and the onions are translucent. Go ahead and drain any excess grease from the pan. 
  • Now, pour the crushed tomatoes and water in. Break the lasagna noodles into small pieces and add those too.
  • Let the mixture come to a boil and cover and turn the heat to low. Continue to cook for 15-20 minutes or until the noodles are tender. 
The lasagna noodles and crushed tomatoes added to the cast iron pan and being cooked through.
  • Finally, top with the shredded cheese and cover again so the cheese can melt.
  • We like to top each bowl with a spoonful of ricotta cheese and a sprinkle of parsley.
     
Lasagna in a cast iron skillet on a woven mat with a large wooden spoon in it

Serving ideas:

This is a super easy way to make lasagna without all the extra work. I know that you and your family will love this super easy skillet lasagna recipe.

You can alter this recipe easily to make a new dish. You can use shredded mozzarella cheese and you can use ground beef instead of the turkey or even ground sausage.

No matter what you use, you can make a delicious skillet lasagna for a lot less work than traditional lasagna.

Lasagna in a cast iron skillet on a woven mat on a black countertop

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Quick Easy Recipe Skillet Lasagna

5 from 25 votes
Try this delicious skillet lasagna. Quick easy recipe skillet lasagna that you can make in a fraction of the time. Easy way to make lasagna
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 495

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the ground beef, onions and minced garlic to the pan. Season with the salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  • Continue to cook on medium high heat until the beef is browned and the onion is soft. Drain off any excess grease from the pan.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes, water and broken noodles.
  • Bring the mixture to a slight boil, cover and reduce the heat to low.
  • Cook covered for 15-20 minutes (on a low simmer) until the noodles are cooked through.
  • Once the noodles are cooked to the tenderness that you prefer. Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted (2-3 minutes).
  • Served topped with a small amount of the ricotta cheese and the chopped parsley. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe is also delicious made with ground sausage instead of ground beef as well.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 495kcal, Carbohydrates 41g, Protein 27g, Fat 25g, Saturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 79mg, Sodium 1148mg, Potassium 750mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 527IU, Vitamin C 13mg, Calcium 225mg, Iron 4mg

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  1. Cheyenne Thibodeau says:

    Hi my name is Cheyenne I live in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada I uses your recipes all the time especially the ones for the crockpot and thank you life been so much easier on me now sense I been following your recipes I tried your skillet lasagna but I did it in my crockpot and oh ya gosh it was so awesome and delicious my neighbors had come over for supper and now they makes it for there family and other recipes as well I want to say thank you so much life in the kitchen is so much fun and easier on me god bless you and your family.

  2. Karrie says:

    5 stars
    This looks super easy and soooo good. I need to make this ASAP!!

  3. Carol says:

    5 stars
    I tried this with ground turkey instead of beef and we loved it! Thank you thank you for this recipe,!!

  4. Freya Osborne says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe for lasagna. I will try this at home today. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,

    Freya