Easy Skillet Lasagna

Do you love the flavors of lasagna but the though of making it brings the vision of having a kitchen full of dishes to mind? This easy (one pot) dish will remedy that. I’m not kidding, one skillet is all you need! That makes my day. Dishes seem to pile up on my counter when I’m not cooking so the less time I need to spend cleaning the better.

If you want to save even more time, you could cook up double or triple portions of the meat/onion mixture you brown in the beginning and freeze in individual baggies. Prep time on the night you want it for dinner would then be next to nothing.

I hope you enjoy this tasty and simple dish as much as we did. It’s toddler and husband approved.

Easy and fabulous skillet lasagna. Only takes 1 pan!  Perfect for a quick and tasty dinner.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Easy Skillet Lasagna
  • 1 pound ground meat (beef, turkey, and/or pork)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅛ t. red pepper flakes
  • 10 lasagna noodles, broken in 2 inch pieces
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes, with water added to make 4 cups
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup ricotta cheeese
  • Fresh basil and additional Parmesan cheese for garnish
  1. Brown the meat, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes in a large skillet.
  2. Leave in the bottom of skillet and place the broken lasagna noodles on top.
  3. Pour the diced tomatoes with water and tomato sauce over noodles.
  4. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook about 20 minutes until noodles are tender. Stir occasionally. Add more water if necessary.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper.
  6. Dot with tablespoons of ricotta cheese.
  7. Cover and let set for 5 minutes so the ricotta cheese warms.
  8. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves and a little Parmesan.

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45 thoughts on “Easy Skillet Lasagna

  1. Cathy

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Pinning to the party board and can’t wait to see what happiness posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!

  2. Britni

    I love the idea of making enough of this to double/triple. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  3. Christina @ Juggling Real Food and Real Life

    Oh Deanna! This sounds like a really delicious alternative to that “Helper” stuff that is no longer allowed in my real food house. I’m sure this would taste so much better too! This is going into my meal plan right away. Thanks so much for sharing this with our Let’s Get Real readers. I’m so excited about this that I’m practically jumping out of my chair………..or maybe that’s because I’m drinking coffee this morning??

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      He he, I hear you! No box stuff here either. This is super tasty and so easy! I hope that you guys enjoy it too! Hope that you have a wonderful week – thanks for hosting.

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  8. Nicole

    I love anything that can be made in one pan! I have a one skillet pasta meal that I make at least twice a month. I’m going to have to add this to the menu! Thanks for linking up at Let’s Get Real. :0)

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  14. Jen

    Just exploring your site and came across this recipe. What size skillet do you use (standard 12 inch one?) Also, do you think some mozzarella would work instead of ricotta? Husband doesn’t like ricotta. Thanks!

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      I just checked the skillet I used – yep, it was a 12 inch. Yep, I think that would work. It would be yummy with mozzarella melted over the top. I’m hungry for Italian now!


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