When the family wants lasagna but you don't have enough noodles, this skillet version is your answer!
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Skillet Lasagna

When the family is begging for lasagna, but you only have a few lone noodles, make this skillet version!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, Pork, skillet dinners
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lasagna, skillet dinner
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 537kcal
Author: Judith Hannemann


  • 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
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella divided


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the marinara sauce and the water. Heat till boiling then add 1/2 of the mozzarella and the Parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
  • Add the cooked noodle pieces and stir into the meat/sauce mixture. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 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 2 1/2 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 2/3 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 3mg