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Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna is a simple and tasty way to make dinner. No need for anything fancy – just a regular skillet will do.

First, you cook ground beef in a big, oven-safe skillet until it’s not pink anymore. That’s when you add chopped onions and garlic. They sizzle and smell amazing as they cook. Sprinkle in oregano, basil, and a bit of red pepper if you like things a little spicy. Shake in some salt and pepper too!

Now, it’s time for the magic tomato moment. Pour in crushed tomatoes and add a couple of spoonfuls of tomato paste. Mix it all up and let it simmer for a little while, making your kitchen smell like an Italian paradise.

Next, break up lasagna noodles and toss them into the skillet. They soak up all the saucy goodness. But wait, there’s more! Scoop creamy ricotta cheese on top and sprinkle a bunch of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. It’s like a cheese party in the skillet!

Now, the skillet goes into the oven, and you wait for the cheese to get melty and bubbly. That’s when the magic happens. Take it out, and your Skillet Lasagna is ready to steal the show.

Let your skillet lasagna take a short breather before serving. Sprinkle some fresh basil or parsley to make it look nice. See? No big deal, just a simple and tasty dinner ready to enjoy. With this skillet and a few ingredients, you’ve got a delicious meal without any hassle.

Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna

A quick and playful twist on traditional lasagna. Ground beef, herbs, and noodles simmer in one pan, topped with a cheesy trio. Ready in just over an hour, it's perfect for a creative and satisfying weeknight dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian – American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 450 kcal


  • Oven-safe skillet
  • Wooden spoon or spatula


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 9 lasagna noodles broken into pieces
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In an oven-safe skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain excess fat if necessary.
  • Add chopped onions and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  • Season the mixture with dried oregano, dried basil, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper. Stir well.
  • Pour in the crushed tomatoes and add tomato paste. Mix thoroughly and let it simmer for 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  • Stir in the broken lasagna noodles, ensuring they are evenly distributed in the sauce.
  • Dollop spoonfuls of ricotta cheese over the mixture, and sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh basil or parsley before serving.


  1. Feel free to customize the cheese blend or add vegetables like spinach or mushrooms for extra flavor.
  2. You can make this vegetarian by substituting the ground beef with plant-based alternatives.
  3. Adjust the red pepper flakes according to your spice preference.
  4. This skillet lasagna is perfect for busy weeknights, and any leftovers can be refrigerated for a tasty lunch the next day.
Keyword One-Pan Meal, Skillet Lasagna, Weeknight Dinner
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert