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Skillet Lasagna

The easy way to make lasagna!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: skillet lasagna
Servings: 6
Calories: 425kcal


  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles
  • 2 ½ quarts water
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cans 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1 can 6 oz. tomato paste
  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded


  • Break the lasagna noodles into small pieces. You can keep them in the package and use a mallet to break them apart, or put them in a ziptop bag and break them into pieces
  • In large sauce pan, bring 2 ½ quarts water to boil. Add noodle pieces and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • In a large, deep skillet, heat ground beef, breaking apart as it cooks. Chop onion and add to beef. Stir together to brown the meat.
  • Add garlic and Italian seasoning and cook until ground beef is cooked through.
  • Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir to combine. Cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Drain water from noodles and add to skillet. Add ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella and stir to combine. Smooth the mixture out and put remaining cup of mozzarella on top. Cover and let simmer for a couple of minutes to let the cheese melt.


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 3mg