Easy One-Skillet Lasagna

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 When I’m baking, I can spend hours in the kitchen, and I’m completely happy to be there. For some reason, I just don’t feel the same way when it comes to making dinner. I enjoy coming up with new dinner recipes, but there are a lot of nights that I just want to get something on the table as quickly as possible. So, I have several recipes that are my quick and easy go-to dinners – like this Easy One-Skillet Lasagna.

It is ready – start to finish – in about 30 minutes, and it doesn’t require much prep, so it’s great for those I-don’t-feel-like-making-dinner nights. It’s also super tasty, and it is something that everyone at my house will eat. And since it’s made entirely in one skillet, there isn’t much to clean up (yay!).

Easy One-Skillet Lasagna
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 c. diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T. Italian seasoning
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained (I like to use the tomatoes with onion and garlic)
  • 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 c. water
  • 10 oz. wide egg noodles
  • 4 oz. part skim ricotta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 c. shredded Italian cheese blend
  • Basil
  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium-low heat.
  2. Drain grease from ground beef, and return it to the skillet.
  3. Add the onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and Italian seasoning, and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, and egg noodles.
  6. Cook, stirring regularly, for about 10 minutes, or until noodles are al dente.
  7. Stir in ricotta, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Remove from heat, and top with Italian cheese blend.
  9. Let the lasagna sit for about 5 minutes for cheese to melt. If I already have the oven on, I just pop the pan in (make sure it’s oven safe first, though) and let the cheese melt. It takes about 3-4 minutes.
  10. Top with fresh basil just before serving.



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  1. Julie says

    Re: One Skillet Lasagna
    Hi, can you tell me what the measurement are Iin your Lasagna recipe please,
    i. e 1 c of onion, 1 t of Italian seasoning,,1 c of water

  2. Lauren says

    Making this this week! So excited. Question: I’m due with a baby any day now and I’m still trying to stock my freezer with meals so I won’t have to cook with a newborn! I wonder if there’s a way to make this dish freezer-friendly?

    • says

      Congrats! I have a three month old, and I did the same thing before I had her (and was so glad that I did!).

      I undercooked the pasta by about 1-2 minutes so that the noodles wouldn’t get too soggy. Otherwise, I made it as written. If you have any questions, please let me know!

  3. BrokeCollegeKid says

    I made this today for myself with the intention of having leftovers for a few days, but happily I can say I shouldn’t have to cook dinner again all week!I love this type of yummy, easy meal that is relatively inexpensive for the number of servings it makes. It’s really yummy and is something I will definitely be making again!

    Thanks for the recipe :)

  4. Nikki says

    This recipe looks delicious. How many people would you say it feeds? Everyone I feed is over 20 yrs old and mostly boys, I want to make sure I have enough.

    • says

      Thanks! I’d say 6-8 servings. I make it in a deep 12-inch skillet, and it is almost overflowing (if that helps), and other people have commented that they’ve had to use extra large skillets or even two pans to cook it in. I hope that helps! If not, feel free to ask me any other questions you have.

  5. Tracy Quinlan says

    I’m trying this tonight! I added two hot Italian sausages (out of the casings) for added flavor! I made it it my Lodge Dutch oven and used up nearly all the space!

  6. Jenny says

    Tried this and it tasted delicious but I had to alter how I made it. I have a large Lodge iron skillet and thought for sure that would be big enough to handle this but after adding the sauce and the tomatoes and the ground beef – I added the noodles and it was overflowing so much I couldn’t stir it without noodles coming out all over the stove. After 10 minutes the noodles were still pretty crunchy so I ended up pouring the whole thing into a giant cooking pot, boiling it all for another 10 minutes (and I added a little more sauce. I only used about 6 oz of egg noodles so I’m not sure what the problem was. Oh well! The faste is the important thing even if it was more of a one-pot lasagna rather than a skillet lasagna.

    • says

      I’m glad you were able to make it work! Yeah, I have a large (extra large?) skillet that I use for this recipe. I would guess that if the noodles weren’t covered in sauce, then that’s probably why they were still crunchy after 10 minutes. Again, glad you got it to work! =)

  7. Tara says

    Made this recipe last night and it was delicious! My hubby requested that we put it in the rotation, and it was a huge hit with the kids, too. Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      That’s awesome!! I’m so glad that you and your family enjoyed it! Hearing things like that makes my day! So, thank you for taking the time to come back and let me know.

  8. says

    Gorgeous! I am all over Easy and this Lasagna is a must make! Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures. I’m featuring this on Week 102.

  9. says

    I have been drooling over this lasagna ALL WEEK! Finally get to tell you that you will be featured tomorrow on Show Stopper Saturday!
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  10. Jocelyn says

    My son really liked this. Unfortunately, my husband did not. He found the texture to be too different from traditional lasagna. I am disappointed that I can’t add this to my repertoire because it is super easy and uses staples I usually have on hand. Thank you, though, and keep those recipes coming!!

    • says

      I’m sorry that your husband didn’t like the lasagna, but I’m glad that your son did. I have a couple dinner recipes in the works, so I hope you’ll find one that your whole family will enjoy!

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks! It’s my husband’s favorite food. It takes forever to make the traditional way, so I’m right there with you on not wanting to spend the time! =)

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