Skillet Lasagna

I love Italian food.  I love pizza. I love pasta. I love gelato.

But one problem with some Italian meals is that they take a long time to make. With pizza you have to wait for the dough to rise. With any baked pastas you usually have to boil the noodles, cook the sauce and then bake it in the oven for at least an hour.

Luckily for me, and you, I found this skillet lasagna recipe. You still have to boil the noodles, but you can do that while you’re preparing the sauce. And there’s no baking involved.

Skillet Lasagna
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  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 TBS garlic, minced
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • .75 lbs ground beef (optional)
  • ½ TBS basil
  • ½ TBS oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 8oz lasagna, about 10 lasagna noodles
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 3 TBS parmesan cheese
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Once water is boiling add lasagna noodles and boil for 8 to 10 minutes, according to package.
  2. Meanwhile, put ground beef, garlic and onion in a large pan on the stove over medium high heat.
  3. Cook a few minutes, stirring regularly, until ground beef is cooked and onions are soft.
  4. Add in tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, oregano and salt. Cook until noodles are done.
  5. Remove noodles from water and rinse well.
  6. Break noodles into thirds and add them to your pan. Stir them into mixture.
  7. Add cheese over the noodles, stir slightly. Cook for about 4 minutes until cheese is melted.




  1. About how many servings does this make? This looks awesome, I think I’ll make it tonight!

    1. I think probably 4-6 servings depending how big you make them! Hope you like it!

  2. Wouldn’t it be easier it break the noodles BEFORE. Boiling them? How do you “break” boiled noodles?

    1. I’m sure you could break them up before boiling, but its easy enough to break them into pieces after their cooked as well.

  3. missinformationblog · · Reply

    This looks so yummy I can’t wait to try it!

  4. This was GREAT and EASY too! To me the secret is browning the little chunks of ground beef in batches so the chunks all get nicely browned and salted. I don’t have cast iron so I used stainless steel on medium high. I used 1 can tomato sauce and 1 can diced tomatoes. Topped with fresh grated parmesan. This is definitely a new favorite!

  5. That looks amazing and very rustic ….. I love how the noodles look broken and *NOT* perfect. Whenever I make lasagna (the time-consuming way), it seems my noodles are falling apart or too long for the dish or too short and it’s *NEVER* as pretty as the pictures. Blahhh!!!!!!!! Thanks for the recipe. Blessings. =)

    Nicole @ Three 31

    1. Thanks so much! The lasagna was so much easier than a bake in the oven lasagna, and I think it tasted just as good too. Hope you’ll try it out!

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