Cheesy Skillet Lasagna

Sharing a favorite lasagna recipe today! Whip up my Cheesy Sausage Skillet Lasagna for your family this week! Quicker than traditional lasagna with the same irresistible flavors!

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Lasagna Recipe

Had so much fun with this easy lasagna recipe. It’s cooked in a cast iron skillet with broken pieces of lasagna noodles so less prep time.  Break out your cast iron skillets and lasagna ingredients for a great weeknight dinner the whole family loves!

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How To Make Lasagna Easy

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, sautéing until softened. Add sausage, cooking until browned. Add pasta sauce, stirring to combine. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Boil broken lasagna noodles for 5 minutes to soften slightly. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, parmesan, salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon about 1 cup of meat sauce into the bottom of a 12 inch cast iron skillet. Layer evenly with broken pieces of semi-cooked lasagna noodles. Spoon about 8 mounds of ricotta cheese over noodle layer then sprinkle with additional Parmesan and shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce. Continue this layering until you reach the top of the skillet. Top layer should be a layer of noodles, sauce then shredded mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake skillet lasagna for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly around edges. Remove and let cool 10 minutes before serving.

pasta

Break 9 sheets of lasagna noodles into pieces then boil for a quick 5 minutes to soften. Drain and set aside.

easy lasagna recipe

Easy Meat Lasagna Recipe

Brown 1 pound of your choice of Italian Sausage. You can use ground beef, turkey or chicken as a substitute.

easy lasagna recipe

Once sausage browned, transfer to a large bowl, stir in sauce then spoon 1 cup of meat sauce back into skillet. Layer with broken pieces of lasagna noodles.

easy lasagna recipe

Like so 🙂

easy lasagna recipe

Easy Lasagna Recipe With Ricotta Cheese

Scoop or spoon about 8 mounds of ricotta cheese mixture over noodles.

easy lasagna recipe

Add Parmesan then shredded mozzarella cheese. Mmmm!

easy lasagna recipe

Next comes a layer of sauce then start layering again with more noodles.

easy lasagna recipe

When you reach the top the  last layer should be noodles, sauce….then scroll down.

easy lasagna recipe

Top with lots of shredded mozzarella cheese 🙂

easy lasagna recipe

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Skillet Lasagna

easy lasagna recipe

Should look a little like this. Nom Nom Nom! Enjoy!

easy lasagna recipe

Cheesy Sausage Skillet Lasagna Recipe

Cheesy Skillet Lasagna

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 616kcal
Author: Jenny
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white onions finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground Italian Sausage
  • 26 ounces pasta sauce
  • 9 strips oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 15 ounces Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, sautéing until softened. Add sausage, cooking until browned. Add pasta sauce, stirring to combine. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Boil broken lasagna noodles for 5 minutes to soften slightly. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, parmesan, salt and pepper.
  • Spoon about 1 cup of meat sauce into the bottom of a 12 inch cast iron skillet. Layer evenly with broken pieces of semi-cooked lasagna noodles. Spoon about 8 mounds of ricotta cheese over noodle layer then sprinkle with additional Parmesan and shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce. Continue this layering until you reach the top of the skillet. Top layer should be a layer of noodles, sauce then shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake skillet lasagna for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly around edges. Remove and let cool 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 1493mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 918IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 589mg | Iron: 3mg
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65 Responses
  1. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    Such a great idea for lasagna! I need to try this version – it looks way more cooler and easier than using a 9 x 13!

  2. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

    I adore lasagna and this recipe looks delicious! More gooey cheese the better!!

  3. Chrystal viera

    I loved it , making it was so simple and it turned out really awesome . Thank you for the recipe it’s a keeper !!!

  4. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    There must be something in the air, lasagna is everywhere! Or maybe I’ve just been thinking about it a lot. Ha! I’m kind of obsessed with finding easier ways to make lasagna, loving this skillet version. So cheesy and so perfect.

  5. Shari Kelley

    This recipe looks so delicious! I can’t wait to make it for my husband. I think he will love it. It is so nice that your mom and dad live close by. My parents live down the street, and we are so happy about that. I hope your move to Arizona is going well. It takes a while to get used to a new place. I grew up here and appreciate it now. I think it grows on you. Especially with the weather we have been having lately. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  6. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking

    Jenny, this looks sooo good. It’s time for dinner here and my stomach just growled looking at this….oops, there it goes again! 🙂

  7. Karen

    This is similar to a recipe I make called lazy lasagna, but this is different because it is still layered instead of all mixed. Yum. Love the sausage! So nice to be near your mom…lucky you!

  8. Sarah

    You had me at “cheesy”! What this tells me is that I really need to procure a cast iron skillet, even if it’s JUST for this recipe.

  9. Deborah

    So yummy! Thank you! I’m going to try this tonight in my new cast iron pan!
    Have a great day!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xo

  10. Carrie N

    I was going to use the ricotta in my fridge for spaghetti pie but this sounds sooooo much better. Great recipe!

  11. Charlette

    Jenny love this dish! I am out the door to get everything so it is on the table for dinner tonight. With a big salad. Also will be doing this for casual dinner party, will be a nice table presentation. But I will need another cast iron but who couldn’t use two!!! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Heather Christo

    holy down Jenny- this looks absolutely wonderful. My husband would deb falling all over himself for this!

  13. Nutmeg Nanny

    OH man! This looks cheesy and delicious! I love using my cast iron skillet for baking casseroles and pasta dishes. Such a fun idea!

  14. Lucy

    Love how easy this is to put together…one-pot meals are the best! This would be great for starving college students learning to cook.

  15. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker

    Yummmy this looks craazzzzyyy good. Cheesey sausage pasta goodness. Comfort food at it’s best

  16. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    My hubby LOVES lasagna but I never make it because it takes SO MUCH TIME!
    Love this fast version….and SAUSAGE! yum!

  17. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Lately I’m re-discovering my cast iron skillet for fast dinners and this is awesome, Jenny! Love that gooey cheese! 🙂 pinned

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