Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna- So easy!!

My family is weird. None of them like lasagna. I can’t even believe that I’m related to any of those crazies. I mean, what is there not to like about lasagna? It’s just layers upon layers of noodles, delicious sauce, and don’t forget all that melty cheese.  I love pretty much everything about lasagna, except for the time and effort that it usually takes to make it.  This recipe solves that pesky time-and-effort problem, which makes it my new favourite recipe.

Skillet Lasagna- I'm never going back to making lasagna in the oven again!This lasagna can be made without ever having to turn on your oven or even boil noodles. You can have it ready in less than 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal.  I’ve always had to save lasagna for the weekends when I have more time, but not anymore.


Ayla went wild for this meal. She hasn’t expressed a great love for lasagna in the past, but this time it appealed to her. When Cole found out we were having lasagna, he was immediately turned off, but when I finally convinced him to at least take a bite, he didn’t mind it so much. He gave it a “so-so” rating. Bennett and Tony both actually liked it and ate it. That’s not too bad for a family of lasagna-haters.

Skillet Lasagna- all the great taste without the hassle

Skillet Lasagna


  • 1 lb Italian sausage (chicken)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes (with liquid)
  • 1 jar (700 ml) pasta sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 16 no-boil lasagna noodles, broken up
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese (or parmesan or more mozzarella, if you prefer)


  1. In a large non-stick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until browned, then drain any fat.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook until softened (about 3-5 minutes).
  3. Add diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, water and noodles. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Cover the skillet and simmer for 12-15 minutes, making sure to stir occasionally so the noodles don’t stick to the bottom. Simmer until the noodles have cooked and the liquid has absorbed.
  5. Top with dollops of ricotta, then sprinkle with grated cheeses. Cover again for another minute or two, until the cheese has melted.

 Skillet lasagna is calling my name

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Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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