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posted: 02/27/20

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This Skillet Lasagna is a 30 minute easy dinner that your whole family will get behind and love. This is delicious comfort food!

overhead view of a skillet lasagna in a gray skillet on a cooling rack with two breadsticks next to it

The other night we sat down to dinner after what had been a really long, really hard day. And we were having spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. It was like the most delicious thing I had ever eaten.

I don’t know what it is about pasta that is so comforting, but it is.

And sitting there with my bowl of spaghetti, with all the people I love most in the world slurping away, I felt better. My happy place is around the dinner table with my family eating delicious food.

This Skillet Lasagna is perfect for my happy place. It comes together in about 30 minutes and is delicious carb filled comfort food. I know it will be perfect for your family whether you have had a rough day or not.

WHAT IS SKILLET LASAGNA

Skillet Lasagna is like the easiest version of a lasagna you could possibly make. Made all in one pan, with broken up lasagna noodles you don’t have to layer.

I love that you can have the taste of lasagna in 30 minutes. This is perfect for a busy work night.

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HOW TO MAKE SKILLET LASAGNA

Step 1: Sauté garlic and cook Italian Seasoned meat in a 12 inch skillet on the stovetop.

Step 2: Stir in chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, seasonings, and tomato paste. I love tasting it at this point to see if I want to add more seasonings, or a little more salt and pepper.

Step 3: Stir in broken lasagna noodles, cover, and cook for 10 minutes. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes.

Step 4: Add ricotta cheese, and top with mozzarella. Put in the oven uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes.

I love how simple and easy this recipe is. If you have littles in your house who find lasagna noodles to hard to eat, you can use any noodle with this.

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH SKILLET LASAGNA

I love this dinner, but I always try to serve my kids some veggies with their dinner. If you have a big enough skillet, you could definitely add some mushrooms, zucchini, and spinach to this.

Otherwise, some great side dishes for this recipe are:

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OTHER GREAT ONE DISH DINNERS

If you can’t get enough of one pot skillet dinners – we know we can’t – here are some others that you will love.

If you make this amazing one pot dinner, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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overhead view of a skillet lasagna in a gray skillet on a cooling rack with two breadsticks next to it
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Skillet Lasagna

Serves: 6 servings
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
This Skillet Lasagna is a 30 minute easy dinner that your whole family will get behind and love. This is delicious comfort food!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound Italian seasoned ground beef
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 pound dry lasagna noodles broken up (see note)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, 12 inch, oven proof skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds before adding the ground meat. Cook, breaking up the meat until it is no longer pink.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes and chicken stock. Add in the basil, oregano, pepper, salt, and tomato paste. Taste the sauce to see if you want more salt or pepper.
  • Add in the broken lasagna noodles and stir to combine. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the cover, stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the ricotta cheese, top with the shredded mozzarella and put it in the oven uncovered until the mozzarella is completely melted, about five minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Notes

You should buy the type of lasagna noodles that are not partially cooked. You can also use a different type of dry noodle.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
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  1. Cynthia Webb says

    How much gnocchi!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank goodness for my readers! I swear, I miss ingredients and steps more than is okay for a food blogger! Okay, it is updated with 16 oz of sweet potato gnocchi.

      • Amy says

        I could only find potato gnocchi. Will that still be good?

        • Lisa Longley says

          Hi Amy! The regular potato gnocchi will still be great!

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    Oh this is so being added once I have a stove again. I love that turkey!

  3. Julie is Hostess At Heart says

    This looks amazing!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Julie!

  4. Lindy says

    Where can I buy the sweet potato gnocchi?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Lindy, I found mine in my supermarket next to the regular gnocchi, but I know not all supermarkets carry it. If you can’t find it, I would just use whole wheat pasta or lasagna noodles broken up.

  5. Martha says

    In the recipe, by “Italian Seasoned meat”, do you mean ground Italian sausage? This looks delicious and easy. Thank you for sharing!

    • Lisa Longley says

      You can use Italian ground turkey, Italian pork with the casings removed. Both would work well.

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