Easy Skillet Lasagna

An easy and flavorful skillet lasagna, ready in just 30 minutes! A perfect dinner for any night of the week.

Easy skillet lasagna, ready in just 30 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

We went from a totally gorgeous, cloud free and hot Saturday to a dreary and wet Sunday. Basically, the kind of day you want to curl up and do nothing at all. Those are the best days to play board games, curl up and read a good book or watch a movie… or build a fort. Growing up, I remember doing that when I was stuck inside. I’d create my own special place under the dining room table for just me.

There’s currently have a massive fort setup in the living room, courtesy of my oldest. So much thought and creativity went into making it just the right size for all of the kids to fit. A cozy area for them to hang out together.

Sometimes I’m completely okay with a grey, rainy day… this was definitely one of those days.

Easy skillet lasagna, ready in just 30 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Of course, I could’ve completely gone for a nice helping of this lasagna over the weekend! Unfortunately, not only did I make this weeks ago (completely torture for me now!), but I still need to get groceries so… no lasagna for me! But, you definitely need to add this to your dinner plans asap!

This is absolutely the easiest lasagna to whip up. No boiling. No baking. It’s a simple one pan dish. Another big bonus, you’ll have this ready in around 30 minutes! This is hands down the best way to make and serve lasagna. I’m too impatient to wait for lasagna to cool down anyway, so my slices are always sloppy. With this dish, it’s supposed to be that way!

This easy and flavorful skillet lasagna is a perfect dinner for any night of the week!

Easy skillet lasagna, ready in just 30 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Easy Skillet Lasagna

An easy and flavorful skillet lasagna, ready in just 30 minutes! A perfect dinner for any night of the week.


  • 1Tb olive oil
  • 3/4C yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2C bell pepper, chopped
  • 15oz can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3-4C pasta sauce
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tso salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1/2C ricotta
  • 4oz fresh whole milk mozzarella, sliced thin or shredded
  • parmesan 
  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken in half


  1. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium/high heat. Saute onion and bell pepper until soft and onions are nearly translucent. Add garlic, cooking for 30 seconds. Add ground beef and seasonings, cooking until meat is no longer pink. Drain fat as necessary with a large spoon. 
  2. Reduce heat to medium/low. Layer broken noodles over beef and vegetables. Pour tomatoes and pasta sauce over noodles. Cover and bring to a simmer, cooking for roughly 20 minutes or until pasta is cooked to your liking. 
  3. Stir in ricotta and top off with fresh mozzarella. Cover to melt cheese. 
  4. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan and basil prior to serving. 
  5. Season additionally as desired. 

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22 Responses to “Easy Skillet Lasagna”

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    Tammy — September 14, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I don’t think it gets any better than this. True comfort food…Love that you made this in a skillet! Such an awesome idea.


    • Rachel — September 15th, 2015 @ 7:14 am

      Thanks Tammy!

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    Marye — September 14, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Oh my gosh, this looks so good! I am looking forward to our next dreary day!

    • Rachel — September 15th, 2015 @ 7:14 am

      Thanks Marye!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — September 14, 2015 at 10:11 am

    That skillet pasta looks like the perfect rainy day food! I love easy dinners like this!

    • Rachel — September 15th, 2015 @ 7:14 am

      Thanks Jocelyn!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — September 14, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I’m really looking forward to more cooler days when cozying up in the house is all I want to do. Well that, and devour massive amounts of this cheesy lasagna. So yum!

    • Rachel — September 15th, 2015 @ 7:15 am

      Agreed! Bring on the cool weather :)

  5. #
    Johlene@FlavoursandFrosting — September 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I love those days where you get to curl up and do nothing at all and then to eat something like this! It looks gorgeous!

    • Rachel — September 15th, 2015 @ 7:15 am

      Thanks Johlene!

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    Shashi at RunninSrilankan — September 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Lasagna that involves no baking or boiling – OH HECK YEAH!!!!
    BTW – this looks amazing – I hope you get to fix this after your grocery run – fingers crossed :)

    • Rachel — September 15th, 2015 @ 4:12 pm

      Thanks so much Shashi! It’ll definitely be on the dinner menu again soon!

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    Malinda@Countryside Cravings — September 15, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    I love skillet lasagne! Yours looks fabulous! My kiddos also love building forts on days they are stuck inside :)

    • Rachel — September 16th, 2015 @ 7:59 am

      Thanks Malinda!

  8. #
    Rachel Pattison (Little Chef Big Appetite) — October 7, 2015 at 11:18 am

    OK, now I know what I am making for dinner tonight! Yum!

    • Rachel — October 7th, 2015 @ 7:04 pm

      I hope you enjoy it :)

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    jerome — January 15, 2016 at 7:23 am

    hi rachel ive bee searching for this recipe since i first saw it last monday,i will try this on my birthday on wed thank you sharing this recipe

    • Rachel — January 15th, 2016 @ 9:24 am

      I hope you enjoy it and have a happy birthday! :)

  10. #
    Katie Kelly — January 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I love the idea of making lasagna in a skillet instead of a pan!

    • Rachel — January 18th, 2016 @ 7:20 am

      Thanks Katie!

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    Janice Hood — March 27, 2016 at 8:26 am

    ‘Pasta sauce’ Do you use bought pasta sauce, as in a jar ? It looks lovely :)

    • Rachel — March 27th, 2016 @ 5:01 pm

      Yes, jar sauce is what should be use. Whatever you would normally use for other pasta dishes requiring a red sauce.

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