Need something super simple and quick to make for dinner? Try this 4-step, 30 minute easy skillet lasagna recipe!

Although this skillet lasagna recipe is effortless to make, it’s packed full of flavor with Italian sausage, spinach, creamy ricotta, and gooey cheese.

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Table of Contents
  1. All the taste with a lot less effort
  2. Ingredients
  3.  How to make skillet Lasagna
  4. It’s simple to make it vegetarian
  5. Expert Tips
  6. FAQ
  7. Easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe

All the taste with a lot less effort

I’m sharing this easy skillet lasagna recipe so you can keep the rich, delicious flavor, but leave out any extra work. 

The classic Italian flavors of fennel, oregano, and basil meld perfectly with creamy ricotta, freshly grated parmesan, and gooey mozzarella on top.

Be sure to read until the end to see how this quick skillet lasagna recipe can be made vegetarian! 

Ingredients used to make skillet lasagne

Ingredients

  • Sweet Italian sausage links- casings removed
  • Jar marinara- Use your favorite brand
  • Water- just 2 cups
  • Uncooked lasagna noodles– broken into large pieces
  • Freshly grated Parmesan– this makes the whole recipe come together 
  • Fresh spinach- roughly chopped
  • Part-skim ricotta- you can also use cottage cheese if you prefer 
  • Shredded mozzarella– for an extra creamy and cheesy dish
  • Fresh basil- for garnish 

 How to make skillet Lasagna

  1. Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Over medium-high heat cook the Italian sausage links with casings removed, breaking up meat with a spoon. Cook until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  2. To the skillet add marinara and water. Bring to boil, then add uncooked lasagna noodles. Lower heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until lasagna noodles are cooked until slightly firm. For about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove cover and add spinach. Stir spinach into sauce until it all wilts. Stir in parmesan cheese and ricotta.
  4. Immediately top skillet lasagna with mozzarella. Cover with lid, turn off heat, and let it sit for a few minutes, or until cheese is melted. Garnish with basil. 

It’s simple to make it vegetarian

  1. Instead of using Italian sausage, substitute 2-3 cups of chopped veggies, such as mushrooms, onions, or peppers. Sauté in a splash of olive oil until tender, then season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the marinara and water and bring to a boil. Add noodles, cover, and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, or until noodles are al dente.
  3. Increase spinach to 6 cups and finish the recipe as written with ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella.
A skillet full of cooked lasagne

Expert Tips

  • Using sweet Italian sausage links instead of ground beef adds even more seasoning to this skillet lasagna recipe. 
  • If using an oven safe pan, place the skillet under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to melt cheese.

FAQ

  • Can you use cottage cheese in lasagna?

Yes you can! You can substitute the ricotta cheese for cottage cheese if you like.

  • Do I need to precook the noodles for lasagna?

You do not. 

  • How to store leftover skillet lasagna?

Store your lasagna in an airtight container in the fridge. Can last for up to 3 days. 

Weeknight dinner recipes, such as this Skillet Lasagna, Easy Turkey Meatloaf Muffins, and Easy Baked Pasta, deliver both on ease and mouthwatering taste. In only 30 minutes dinner is served!

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Be sure to enjoy this simple Skillet Lasagna with a short prep time, loads of flavor and ready in 3

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Easy Skillet Lasagna

5 from 3 votes
This Easy Skillet Lasagna gives you all the flavor of a traditional Lasagna and it is ready in 30 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 6 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 19 ounces sweet Italian sausage links casings removed
  • 24 ounce jar marinara
  • 2 cups water
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles broken into large pieces
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 4 cups about 2.5 ounces fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Over medium-high heat cook sausage links with casings removed, breaking up meat with a spoon. Cook until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • To the skillet add marinara and water. Bring to boil, then add uncooked lasagna noodles. Lower heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until lasagna noodles are cooked al dente, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove cover and add spinach. Stir spinach into sauce until it all wilts. Stir in parmesan cheese and ricotta.
  • Immediately top skillet lasagna with mozzarella. Cover with lid, turn off heat, and let sit for a few minutes, or until cheese is melted. Alternatively, if using an oven safe pan, place skillet under broiler for 1-2 minutes to melt cheese. Garnish with basil.

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 615kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1492mg | Potassium: 817mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2636IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword 30 minute meal, lasagna, skillet lasagna

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  1. Had Skillet Lasagna the other night. A little different taste than lasagna I’ve had before but very good. Love this site because the recipes really are Easy Good Ideas.