Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna

Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe. This family dinner dish only takes 30 MINUTES  to make! This ultimate comforting and cheesy dish is so much easier than making a conventional lasagna. After you try this skillet recipe you will never make it any other way!


Skillet Lasagna


I’m obsessed with skillet dinners like this Skillet Lasagna for their easy preparation and clean up. They make the perfect weeknight meal as this recipe is  family friendly and ready to eat in about 30 minutes! Plus they are perfect in this hot Summer weather!




The meat: substitute ground turkey or use half ground Italian sausage for added flavor.

The cheese: substitute cottage cheese for ricotta if necessary and substitute shredded cheddar or provolone for mozzarella, if needed.

Add veggies: add chopped bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach or other chopped veggies in step 2, and sauté.

Make ahead instructions: To prep ahead of time, make the recipe through step 2, before adding the pasta.  Store it in the refrigerator and add pasta and water (step 3) when ready to cook.



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1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. hamburger
1 onion, chopped
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
black pepper, to taste
1 32 ounces of marinara 
14 lasagna noodles ( not no-boil)
3 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
small basil leaves, for topping (optional)



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the hamburger, onion and garlic and season with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the  hamburger is browned and the onion is tender and lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add the marinara sauce, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Stir, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until beginning to thicken, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, break each lasagna noodle into 3 or 4 pieces (they don’t have to be even). Add to the boiling water and cook, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add the butter and parmesan to the sauce and stir until it’s all combined and melted. Throw in the cooked lasagna noodles and ½ cup of the reserved cooking water; stir to combine, adding the rest of the reserved cooking water as needed so the noodles are well coated and a bit saucy. Add the mozzarella and stir until softened but not fully melted.
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and dollop the ricotta all over the top. Sprinkle with basil leaves.


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