Lasagna In A Skillet - In About 30 Minutes!

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"What I love about this recipe, is that it's possible to have lasagna within 30 minutes and only have one pan to wash! It's an easy weeknight recipe to prepare. Comfort food with ease. :) This is an adaption from Cook's Illustrated."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (515.3 g)
  • Calories 952.3
  • Total Fat - 30.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 143.3 mg
  • Sodium - 715.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 131.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 77.9 g
  • Protein - 40.9 g
  • Calcium - 437.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Cook the beef, pork and veal combination in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it into pieces with a wooden spoon, for about 5 minutes (until cooked through).

Step 2

Drain meat and return to skillet.

Step 3

Stir in garlic, red pepper flakes and 1/2 t. salt and cook over medium-high heat until fragrant (about 30 seconds -- do not burn garlic).

Step 4

Sprinkle broken lasagna noodles into the skillet, then pour in marinara sauce and water over the top.

Step 5

Cover and cook, stirring often and adjusting heat as necessary to maintain a vigorous simmer, until noodles are tender (about 20 minutes).

Step 6

Take the skillet off the heat source and stir in half of the mozzarella and half of the parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 7

Dot heaping tablespoons of ricotta over the noodles, then sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and parmesan.

Step 8

Cover and let stand off heat until the cheeses melt (about 3-5 minutes).

Step 9

Sprinkle with basil before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is delicious and so easy. I had to cook longer because my noodles were still undercooked. But loved that they were cooked in the sauce...really added to the flavor. I imagine the leftovers will be even better. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(28 Aug 2020)


I cut the recipe in half...and I swear it makes enough for 4 people...this smelled so much like...Hamburger Helper...the box stuff that I use to prepare for the family before I realized that preparing food fresh was so much better for you...but it did bring back some wonderful memories...I used homemade Italian sausage...the last that we was so delicious...I didn't have the lasagna noodles...but I did have curly wide noodles...yum...made for Alphabet tag game...

review by:
(16 Aug 2019)


I loved this easy lasagna and followed the recipe except I added extra parmesan and mozzarella. Thanks for a great recipe.

review by:
(16 Jul 2019)


We love lasagna but the recipe I use takes some work to make it. It is nice to have found a delicious, quick and easy recipe to keep on hand. Had some sweet italian sausage in the fridge so used that instead of the pork and veal and used less red pepper flakes. The hubby is not a big ricotta fan so I just added the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Sliced some fresh baked italian bread and had a tasty meal. Made and reviewed for Susie's World Tour 2019 - Italy.

review by:
(10 Jul 2019)


This is perfection in one dish. Finished in less than 30 minutes. Flavors are spot on and noodles were a nice al dente. Made for the 2019 Susie's World Tour.

review by:
(2 Jul 2019)


This has been a family favorite (since you first posted it on another website) and is wonderful for a weeknight supper. It's great as is and is versatile enough for our family's favorite add-ins - spinach, mushrooms, sausage, pepperoni, peppers, onions... whatever we have in the fridge or have a taste for. Thanks LifeisGood for posting it here!

review by:
(11 Mar 2018)