Skillet Lasagna Recipe

  • This easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe tastes just like lasagna only much simpler and quicker! Great weeknight meal for when you’re craving lasagna.

    A top down view of skillet lasagna in a cast iron skillet.

    An easier way to make lasagna!

    I don’t know about you but I love a good one pot meal. They are so easy to make and require fewer dishes. That’s a win-win for me!!

    This skillet lasagna recipe is a take on a traditional lasagna only much easier to make.

    If you are looking for a few other one pot meals try these: One Pot Pizza Pasta, Chile Con Queso Mac and Cheese, and One Pot Bacon Alfredo.

    A large spoon serving skillet lasagna with a huge cheese pull.

    I love lasagna but sometimes (ok a lot of times) the thought of how long it takes to make holds me back.

    You have to boil the noodles, prepare and cheese mixture, and the meat mixture. Then comes the layering followed by a long cook time. Oy!

    I’ve made several one pot pastas in the past so I thought why not with lasagna.

    After several tries, I finally got it right. It takes the right amount of liquid so it doesn’t burn but also not too much that it becomes soup.

    I didn’t find much success using the no boil noodles but the regular curly edged lasagna noodles worked great.

    A large bowl of skillet lasagna served with garlic bread.


    • Italian sausage- it adds so much flavor!
    • crushed tomatoes
    • diced tomatoes
    • onion
    • garlic
    • chicken broth (or you can use water)
    • lasagna sheets- I always have leftover lasagna sheets. However, feel free to use any short pasta! Use about 2 cups.
    • seasonings
    • cheeses
    • fresh basil, optional
    A top down view of skillet lasagna in a white bowl garnished with shaved parmesan.

    What to serve with Skillet Lasagna

    5 from 4 votes
    This easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe is the perfect weeknight meal! It's tastes like lasagna only much simpler and quicker! #skilletlasagna #onepotmeal
    Skillet Lasagna Recipe
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    35 mins

    This easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe tastes just like lasagna only much simpler and quicker! Great weeknight meal for when you're craving lasagna.

    Course: Main Dish
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: easy skillet lasagna recipe
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 549 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    • 1 pound (500g) Italian sausage
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 (28oz)(793g) crushed tomatoes
    • 1 (14.5oz)(411g) diced tomatoes
    • ½-1 cup (235ml) chicken broth or water
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • ½ teaspoon dried basil
    • salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste
    • 10 sheets lasagna noodles
    • 1 cup (90g) shredded mozzarella
    • Ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil for topping
    1. In a large skillet brown the Italian sausage and onion until no longer pink and onions are translucent (about 5 minutes). Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. 

    2. Add both cans of tomatoes, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, basil, salt, pepper, and red pepper. Break the lasagna noodles into smallish pieces and stir well to combine. Try to press the noodles into the sauce as much as possible. 

    3. Cover and simmer over medium low to low heat for 15-20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. (May need to add more chicken broth or water during cooking depending on how well your lid seals)

    4. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese and place large dollops of ricotta cheese on top of lasagna. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes to warm the ricotta through. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil if desired. 

    Recipe Notes
    1. Nutrition info- Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrition info NOT calculated with ricotta or Parmesan cheese. 

    What to serve with Skillet Lasagna

    Nutrition Facts
    Skillet Lasagna Recipe
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 549 Calories from Fat 270
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 30g46%
    Saturated Fat 12g75%
    Cholesterol 82mg27%
    Sodium 807mg35%
    Potassium 380mg11%
    Carbohydrates 39g13%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 27g54%
    Vitamin A 190IU4%
    Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
    Calcium 347mg35%
    Iron 1.9mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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