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Easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe.  This family dinner dish only takes 30 MINUTES and ONE POT to make! This ultimate comforting and cheesy meal is so much easier than making a conventional lasagna.  

Wooden spoon serving up lasagna skillet pasta with strings of cheese coming down.

This Skillet Lasagna gives all the comforts of enjoying lasagna without all of the hard prep work! 

  • No precooking of noodles needed. 
  • No layering.
  • Everything comes together in ONE POT. 

How to make Skillet Lasagna:

  1. Cook Italian Sausage. Depending on your preference you can use a mild or hot sausage. Or switch the sausage out and use a ground beef. 
  2. Make the sauce. In the same skillet once the sausage is almost cooked all the way add in the onion to cook, the garlic. Then add the tomato sauce and seasonings. This is a similar sauce that I use for my Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe. It’s SO quick and easy, but tastes like you’ve been working all day on it! 
  3. Add the noodles. Break apart the lasagna noodles and add into the sauce. Press the noodles into the sauce as much as possible and cook with the lid on to help soften the noodles. 
  4. Stir in cheese. Let the cheese melt throughout the pasta before serving. 
  5. Add a scoop of ricotta when you serve it up.  A sprinkling of some fresh parsley.  And extra cheese.  Of course.
How to make Skillet lasagna shown step by step: browning sausage and cooking onion, adding tomato sauce and spices, adding the noodles and pressing into the sauce, cooked noodles with cheese being stirred in and finished lasagna pasta in the skillet.

Pro Tips:

  • Stir the noodles frequently to help keep them from sticking together while the pasta cooks.
  • Keep the heat medium low, the sauce at a low simmer, and the lid on. This helps the noodles to soften completely in the amount of sauce. There should be no additional liquid needed.
Up close look at lasagna noodles smothered in sauce and coated with melted cheese.

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Easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe (30 Minutes & One Pot!)

4.96 from 49 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Serene
Easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe. This family dinner dish only takes 30 MINUTES and ONE POT to make! This ultimate comforting and cheesy meal is so much easier than making a conventional lasagna. After you try this version you will never need another lasagna recipe!
Wooden spoon scooping up lasagna pasta with strings of cheese coming down.


  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 2 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomato
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¾ pound lasagna noodles broken
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded


  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Ricotta cheese
  • fresh parsley


  • Add the ground sausage to a large skillet and cook over medium heat while stirring. Once the sausage is mostly cooked add the diced onion to cook.
  • When the onion is translucent and soft and sausage is cooked through add the minced garlic. Cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomato sauce and diced tomato to the skillet. Stir to combine.
  • Add seasonings and stir. Break the lasagna noodles over the skillet and add to the sauce. Press the noodles down as much as possible into the sauce. Cover the pan and allow to simmer over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Once the noodles are softened add in a cup of mozzarella cheese. Stir to combine.
  • Serve and top with additional mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and fresh parsley.




Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 870mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Recipe first published October 11, 2016. Updated May 17, 2020 with new images and video.

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  1. I’ve done this a few times and LOVE it but my noodles always seem to stick together and as a consequence don’t always cook fully thru….anyone else had this? Any suggestions to avoid this? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Kristen! So I have made this recipe maybe about 15 times in the last two months working on getting it just right and double checking things and I did run into noodles sticking at first. What I did to fix it was changed the type of noodle I was buying, I started with a cheap store brand and ended up using Barilla lasagna noodles for the best results. Also, make sure you are opening the pan and stirring often while the noodles are cooking. These two things helped me to ensure the noodles didn’t stick. Hope that helps!

  2. Hi there, I’m in the UK and wouldnt know where bto get the sausage from. Could I substitute ground/minced beef?

      1. Hi Christine, I’m not sure the exact amount, I always purchase the 1 lb boxes and just use about 3/4 of them. Using the full box is too much for this recipe and they don’t all cook through.

  3. Question -could this be done in a roaster? Would love to do something like this for a larger group of people. Thanks!

  4. I ended up adding two cups of water and it took over 40 minutes to cook because the noodles wouldn’t soften up.

  5. Noodles took forever to soften & needed more water, maybe high altitude. Im going to use wide egg noodles next time for time sake. Also added some red pepper flakes & black pepper to give it a little more flavor.

  6. I had the same issues with the noodles. I also had issues with the bottom of my pan burning. I might try this again. Not sure.

  7. This was really yummy!! I did end up having to add about a cup and a half of water as the noodles really sucked the moisture out of the tomato sauce.

  8. Delicious easy recipe. I added 3/4 cup water with the lasagna noodles because they absorb a lot of liquid to cook and soften.