This easy SKILLET LASAGNA recipe takes only 30 minutes and cooks in one pan. Smaller mess, and all of the flavors of that true lasagna you crave; Pasta, tomato sauce, and LOTS of cheese!
One Pan Skillet Lasagna
Whether we like it or not, summer will be coming to a close before we know it, which means school will be back in session, and days will get that rushed feeling where we want to head for the drive-thru. But this Skillet Lasagna meal is so easy to fix, why not skip that drive-thru and gather your family around the table and a nice hot meal?
That is 100% possible with this super easy one-pan meal. This simple dinner that doesn’t require much preparation at all, and cooks all in one pan, in about 30 minutes.
Cooking everything in one pan means less clean-up, too. And that, my friends, is a winning situation all around!
From browning your hamburger to adding a jar of your favorite sauce over the top of uncooked lasagna noodles to that ricotta and melted Italian cheese on top — 30 minutes and done.
Is it just me, or when you hear the word lasagna, do you think of Garfield? Maybe I am showing my age again, but I always picture that orange cat with a pan of lasagna (or taking a nap!).
Looking back on it now, he had the right idea. Nap, 30 minute Lasagna, Nap — What would be better than that this afternoon?
July, 29th – National Lasagna Day
This Saturday, July 29th, is National Lasagna Day! Did you know that? I figured I needed to come up with a way to celebrate.
This option is not only perfect for those busy rushed school nights we are in denial of but how about on our precious weekends? Nobody needs to spend hours in the kitchen when you can be enjoying your time off.
So this Saturday, pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine, toss this skillet lasagna together in no time, and celebrate National Lasagna Day!
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Ingredients in One Skillet Lasagna Recipe
What do I need to make this no sweat lasagna recipe? It requires simple ingredients that you may have on hand. Honestly, the only thing I don’t typically have is the ricotta cheese. So, if you aren’t able to get to the store, you can for sure omit it and add some extra Italian blend cheese or even just plain mozzarella, or you can even substitute cottage cheese.
Other than that, you’ll need some lean ground beef, onion, garlic, a jar of spaghetti sauce, a can of diced tomatoes and some lasagna noodles.
Don’t have a jar of spaghetti sauce? I have a super simple recipe for Homemade Marinara that is ready in an hour!
Don’t worry if they are the “no-boil lasagna noodles.” They don’t need to be.
Ways to use Leftover Lasagna Noodles
This is a great way to use up those few “leftover noodles” that are still in the box from the last time you made lasagna.
It seems that every time I make a lasagna, I have a couple of them left. I have taken to tossing them in a zip lock bag and saving them for when I want to make this stovetop lasagna recipe, or my Lasagna Soup, or my Easy Weeknight Lasagna Toss.
Alternatively, you can always use any other leftover noodles or type of noodles you have on hand. We also love this recipe with bow tie pasta!
Brown your hamburger with some onion and salt and pepper. Add in your garlic and diced tomatoes.
Top with broken lasagna pieces and a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce. Cover and cook, stirring periodically until noodles are cooked.
Add in some of the cheese, stir and remove from heat. Top with remaining cheese, cover and let the cheese melt. Serve hot, topped with fresh basil.
Just look at that. Ooooooey Gooey cheesy goodness.
We served it up with some Italian Bean Salad on the side.
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Also, find lots of helpful tips and tricks to keeping yourself out of the drive-thru and around the family table.
Hungry yet? Let’s get to cooking this Lasagna in a Skillet!
- 1.5 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped (or sub 2 Tablespoons dry minced onion)
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (14.5 ounce) Italian style diced tomatoes, UNdrained
- 1 can water
- 1 (32 ounce) jar pasta sauce
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 cups Shredded Italian blend cheese
- 10 lasagna noodles, broken into pieces
- fresh basil, chopped, to taste
- In a large skillet brown hamburger with onion and salt and pepper. Add in your garlic diced tomatoes and water. Give it a stir.
- Top with your uncooked noodles, spread over the top of the ground beef. Pour pasta sauce over the top. Cover and simmer on medium-high heat. Stir periodically, so it doesn't stick to the bottom of your pan. Cook until noodles are done. About 20 minutes.
- Stir in 1 cup of the Italian cheese. Remove from heat.
- Top with dollops of ricotta cheese and the remaining shredded Italian cheese, cover and allow to melt for about 3 minutes.
- Top with fresh basil. Serve hot.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 444mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 40g
Nutrition isn't guarnteed accurate.