Skillet Lasagna
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Serves: 6-8
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (see NOTES)
  • 3-4 uncooked lasagna noodles (see NOTES)
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (see NOTES)
  • 1 jar (26-28 oz) marinara sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  1. Break lasagna noodles into pieces about 1-2-inches big. Boil according to package directions, about 8-10 minutes total--you want them a little undercooked because they'll finish off in the skillet.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and the italian sausage (if using) and brown well; drain the fat from the pan.
  3. Add the marinara sauce and the water. Heat till boiling then add ½ of the mozzarella and the Parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
  4. Add the cooked noodle pieces and stir into the meat/sauce mixture. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Top with remaining cheese, then cover and cook until cheese is melted -OR- pop the skillet (ONLY IF IT"S ENTIRELY OVENPROOF) under the broiler for 1-2 minutes.
If you are NOT using the sausage, then increase the amount of ground beef to 2½ lbs.

You can cook the noodles in the same pan as meat. After the meat is browned, add the noodle pieces, the jar of sauce and ⅔ cup of water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until the noodles are done--about 15 minutes. Then just proceed with the recipe as written.
Recipe by The Midnight Baker at