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One Pan Skillet Lasagna

When you crave lasagna but can’t be bothered with the time-consuming layering, opt for this One-Skillet Lasagna.  It’s easy, quick, and mouthwatering.  Marvelous weeknight dinner.

One Pan Skillet Lasagna with Chopped Basil

This skillet lasagna is made super quick, unlike traditional lasagna which tastes fabulous but takes quite a bit of elbow grease and time to construct.  Breaking the lasagna sheets into pieces or using mafalda pasta helps things go by smoothly and quickly.  Perfect for weeknight dinner!

I’ve shared our slurping of this One-Pot Italian Wonder.  I’ve obliged my readers’ requests and doled out this Asian One Pot Pasta.  Even One-Bowl Desserts are in the mix.

So for dinner today, one skillet is all the pan that’s needed…

Easy Skillet Lasagna 4

I often crave lasagna in the fall, because layers of hot melty cheese and noodles create oodles of comfort.  But those same layers are precisely what prevents me from frequently putting lasagna on the table.  

In between sporty boys and their homework, I chase ideas for low maintenance meals.  Nutritious is desired.  Easy is preferred. Above all, delicious is required.

This one-pot skillet lasagna stars all the players of a traditional lasagna, but it’s all tossed together in one big, happy skillet.

Easy Skillet Lasagna 2

Simply brown the sausage, sprinkle on the noodle pieces, and throw in the sauce ingredients.

About 20 minutes later, the lasagna is done. I guess I could have called this 30-minute lasagna.  Dollop on the cheese as you please.  

Weeknight dinner, have no fear.  One pot skillet lasagna is here.


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One Pan Skillet Lasagna with Chopped Basil

One Pan Skillet Lasagna

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When you crave lasagna but can’t be bothered with the time-consuming layering, opt for this One-Skillet Lasagna. It’s easy, quick, and mouthwatering. Marvelous weeknight dinner.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amy Dong


  • 1 28 oz can Italian diced tomatoes and their juices
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 TB white sugar
  • 1 lb Italian sausage, no casings
  • 10 sheets curly lasagna noodles, broken into large pieces (not no-boil)
  • 1 jar pasta sauce, plus more if needed, 14 ounce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped


  • In a 4-cup measuring cup, add the diced tomatoes and their juices. Add water to the tomatoes, bringing the liquid to 4 cups total. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a very large nonstick skillet over medium heat and stir onions, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper, and garlic. Cook about 3 minutes. In the same skillet, add the sausage and cook, breaking up meat and stirring until cooked through. Add fennel, oregano, and sugar, stirring to combine well.
  • Sprinkle noodle pieces evenly over the meat. Pour tomato/water mixture and the pasta sauce over the noodles. Press down any noodle pieces needed in order to submerge all noodles in liquid. If needed, add in more pasta sauce or water so that there is enough liquid to cover all noodles.
  • Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook covered about 20 minutes. You can open to stir a couple times during cooking, to ensure noodles are getting tender. If it looks dry after 15 minutes of cooking, add more sauce/water to increase liquid.
  • Remove skillet from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Spoon ricotta cheese over the hot pasta, followed with an even sprinkling of mozzarella. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with basil and serve while hot.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 697kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 1357mg | Potassium: 858mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 883IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 344mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American Italian

Source:  Chew Out Loud 

Here are a few of our tried and true one-pot/pan/bowl recipes!

1.  Amazing One-Pot Italian Pasta.  This is the classic tomatoes, basil, and cheese pasta meal with the simplicity of throwing it all into one big pot.

One Pot Pasta

2.  One-Pan Tex Mex Quinoa.  This dish is super healthy and 100% delicious!  The flavors are wonderful in this dish that stars as either a side or a main dish.

Tex Mex Quinoa 3_edited-2

3.  Asian One-Pot Pasta.  This is something I cook for a tasty and healthy meal in one.  Great for busy nights.

One Pot Asian pasta

4.  One-Bowl Chocolate Cake.  Yes, even cake wants in on the one thing.  And this is one great cake.

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

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