Skillet Lasagna!! Easy 30 Minute Stove Top Lasagna Recipe

Skillet Lasagna!! Easy 30 Minute Stove Top Lasagne Recipe

Skillet Lasagna

Have you ever wished that some of your favorite dinners did not take as long to cook? Is lasagna one of those special meals? If you answered yes, you are in luck because there is a way to cook lasagna in a shorter amount of time! No, it is not the dishwasher cooked lasagna featured on the show Hack My Life; it is not as unusual. Stick to your oven appliance and watch this video on how to cook skillet lasagna on your stop top in thirty minutes!

When the craving for homemade lasagna strikes but time is of the essence, enter our lifesaver – the 30-Minute Skillet Lasagna!

This quick and easy stove-top version retains all the comforting flavors of traditional lasagna but skips the lengthy baking time. Perfect for busy weeknights when you need a satisfying meal without sacrificing on taste. Imagine layers of savory ground beef or Italian sausage, simmered in a rich tomato sauce, intertwined with tender lasagna noodles, and crowned with creamy ricotta and gooey melted cheese—all achieved in just one skillet. This recipe not only delivers on taste and convenience but also minimizes the cleanup effort.

Get ready to impress your taste buds and loved ones with this delightful and time-friendly twist on the classic lasagna. Let’s dive into the joy of creating a hearty, flavorful skillet lasagna that’ll have everyone asking for seconds!


  • 1 pound ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large skillet or deep sauté pan, brown the ground beef or Italian sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks.
  2. Once the meat is browned, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the onion is softened.
  3. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Add the dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine, and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  4. Break the lasagna noodles into smaller pieces and add them to the skillet. Make sure they are submerged in the sauce. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  5. Continue to cook over medium heat until the noodles are tender, and the sauce has thickened, about 12-15 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the ricotta cheese until smooth.
  7. Once the noodles are cooked, dollop the ricotta cheese over the top. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan evenly over the skillet.
  8. Cover the skillet with a lid and let it sit for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley if desired.
  10. Serve the skillet lasagna directly from the pan. Enjoy your quick and delicious stove-top lasagna!

This recipe is versatile, and you can customize it by adding vegetables or adjusting the seasonings to suit your taste.