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Skillet Lasagna

This hearty skillet lasagna recipe is easy to make with Campanelle or Bowtie pasta in a skillet on the stove top! It has all of the flavor of classic lasagna, but a fraction of the work! 

Be sure to serve this with Garlic Bread with Cheese!

 

A skillet with a wooden spoon it in scooping up Skillet Lasagna topped with cheese.

Skillet Lasagna

Ever since my Lasagna Soup recipe came into my life, I’ve been conjuring up other ways to make Lasagna, without actually making classic lasagna. 😊 And this Skillet Lasagna recipe has every element that Lasagna has, but it’s so much easier to throw together.

It’s got the right balance of seasonings, ground beef/sausage, onions/garlic, tomato sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella.love using Campanelle pasta, but bowtie or even penne works as well.

Let’s get into everything you need to know. I’ll show you how to make it, give you substitution options, storage information, and kitchen tools that make this recipe a breeze.

PS- Be sure to try my Lasagna Roll Up recipe next! 

How to Make It

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

Brown the ground beef, ground sausage, onions, and garlic in a skillet. Add the seasonings, tomato paste, and flour. Cook for 2 minutes.

Add the beef broth and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.

A large pot with ground beef and sauce with beef broth and sauce being added to make Skillet Lasagna.

Mix in the ricotta cheese and simmer gently while  you boil the Campanelle or Bowtie pasta. Add the drained pasta and stir to combine.

A skillet with sauce and pasta in it for Skillet Lasagna.

Top with Mozzarella cheese and transfer to a 500° oven for up to 10 minutes, watch it closely. Remove once cheese is hot and melted. (If your skillet isn’t oven safe, transfer to a 9×13 casserole dish prior to baking.) 

Garnish with parsley and serve.

A large pot of Skillet Lasagna topped with cheese before and after baking.

Pro Tips

  • This recipe uses a combination of ground beef and ground sausage, but all ground beef or all sausage can be used if needed, although I love using both.
  • Sautéed mushrooms make a nice addition to this meal, I like to sauté them until golden in a separate skillet and mix them in at the end when the pasta is added.
  • Chicken broth can be used instead of beef broth if needed.
  • Cottage cheese can be used instead of Ricotta.
  • I love using Campanelle pasta for this recipe but bowtie pasta is a great substitute as well as penne and rigatoni.
  • I use Hunts Tomato Sauce for this recipe.

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

A white plate with Skillet Lasagna and melted cheese with a fork on the side.

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A wooden spoon scooping up Skillet Lasagna with a meat sauce and cheese on top.

Skillet Lasagna

5 from 16 ratings
This hearty skillet lasagna recipe is easy to make with Campanelle or Bowtie pasta in a single skillet on the stove top! It has all of the flavor of classic lasagna, but a fraction of the work! You’ll love this easy ground beef recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • ½ lb. ground sausage
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 Tablespoons flour, optional-helps thicken the sauce
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • 16 oz. tomato sauce
  • ½ cup Ricotta cheese
  • 2 ½ cups fresh low moisture mozzarella, shredded
  • ½ pound Campanelle Pasta, can sub bowtie

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 500.
  • Cook and crumble the ground beef and sausage over medium heat. Add the onions halfway through and cook until softened. Drain grease.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, 1 Tbsp. tomato paste, and 3 Tbsp. flour. Stir to combine and cook for 2 minutes to remove raw flour taste.
  • Add beef broth and use a silicone spatula to clean the bottom and sides of the pot.
  • Add the tomato sauce. Bring a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer.
  • Mix in the Ricotta cheese until combined.
  • Start boiling water for the pasta. Once the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes or per package instructions.
  • Add drained pasta to the sauce and stir to combine.
  • Transfer to a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch casserole dish if your skillet is not oven safe.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese and bake uncovered until cheese is melted and begins to brown, 8-10 minutes, watch is closely.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve with garlic bread with cheese.

Notes

Pro Tips
  • This recipe uses a combination of ground beef and ground sausage, but all ground beef or all sausage can be used if needed, although I love using both.
  • Sautéed mushrooms make a nice addition to this meal, I like to sauté them until golden in a separate skillet and mix them in at the end when the pasta is added.
  • Chicken broth can be used instead of beef broth if needed.
  • Cottage cheese can be used instead of Ricotta.
  • I love using Campanelle pasta for this recipe but bowtie pasta is a great substitute.
  • I use Hunts Tomato Sauce for this recipe.

Storage
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 532kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 1413mg, Potassium: 721mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 810IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 324mg, Iron: 4mg
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41 comments on “Skillet Lasagna”

  1. I made this for my husband and he loved it. I made a few adjustments to the recipe and if I make it again I will use ground beef 93% 7%. I am not a sausage person and like the ground beef better. My husband was in agreement. I will try using cottage cheese. I used more ricotta cheese (1 cup), 3 cups fresh mozzarela cheese grated, 2 tsp. oregano and 2 TBLS tomato paste. I could not find the campanelle pasta (Publix did not have it, never used it before) and used the bowtie pasta. When I make this again I will use the Campanelle pasta.
    This is a great dish to serve to family and friends. And yes, please use fresh mozzarella cheese. It tastes so much better than the bag cheese!! I have just learned this about fresh cheese instead of bag cheese. Thank you Stephanie for another GREAT recipe.

    • I’m sooo happy that you enjoyed this recipe Debby, glad that you are able to customize to your preferences! 🙂 There are lots of noodles that I see that seem like great candidates for this one- it’s fun to try different shapes 🙂 Thank you so much for the review!

  2. It was delicious! Definitely will be making this again. 

  3. I made this as well as making your tomato linguine pasta dish  My 2 meal preps with different meat  I will add mushrooms for my hubby next time  Easy and delicious   
    Thank you Stephanie 

  4. I’ve made this recipe before and my family LOVES it. So yummy. I’m out of noodles except for no boil lasagna noodles. Do you think this will work if I broke them up?

  5. Is it really oven temp of 500?

  6. This was just so delicious- I thought it was even  better than layered and baked lasagna.  It came together so easily, and every bite was just cheesy goodness ❤️  I served with garlic bread and a green salad and it was a perfect dinner.  I’ll definitely be making this one again (soon).  Thank you Stephanie!!

    • Sounds like the perfect dinner Jenny, nice work! I’m so happy it was such a hit, you kind of made me want to make this now lol. Thanks so much for the great review!💖

  7. Looks delicious and didn’t disappoint. Lovely on a winters night, easier to make than normal lasagne and tastes just the same.

  8. Delicious and so easy to make!  We loved it.

  9. I made this for supper a few nights ago, and boy, was it delicious!!! Everyone loved it. Lasagna is normally a pain to make but this was pretty easy. I wouldn’t change a thing!!!

    • I agree, lasagna can be a pain but this is a great way to get all those classic lasagna flavors in a fraction of the time. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review April, you’re the best!❤️

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