30 Minute Skillet Lasagna


30 Minute Skillet Lasagna is a quick and easy meal that tastes delicious and can be made in one skillet.

30 Minute Skillet Lasagna is the perfect weeknight meal. It's quick to make and quite tasty! Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.


Who struggles with the age old question, “What’s for dinner”?  I know I do!  After a long day of work, the last thing that I want to do is spend an hour in the kitchen preparing a meal.  I’ve been looking for recipes that I can prepare quickly, yet are still delicious, and my latest kitchen experiment, 30 Minute Skillet Lasagna, fits both criteria.

Dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes! Make a skillet lasagna that is quick to make and tasty. Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.


My mom was a teacher and she managed to prepare a home cooked meal every single night.  I truly don’t know how she did it.  When she made pasta sauce, it was made using her home-canned tomatoes and  onion and green peppers from her garden.

On a weekend, I may make pasta the way my mom did, but on a busy week night, instead of making my sauce from scratch, I rely on help from the grocery store.  I recently tried RAGU Homestyle Thick and Hearty Mushroom Sauce when making 30 Minute Skillet Lasagna and really liked it.

Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Mushroom Pasta Sauce

Isn’t it neat that a package of basil seeds was included with the bottle of sauce?  The sauce is thick, and has a great taste.  Ragu has four other Homestyle sauces.  You can see them all here.


My 30 minute Skillet Lasagna starts with a base of ground beef, onion, and garlic.  After the ground beef mixture has cooked, pasta sauce, egg noodles, and water are added to the pan.  After 10 minutes, the pasta has cooked and is topped with Ricotta and cheese.  The pan is covered, and after 5 minutes, the cheese is melted and this dish is ready to be enjoyed.

Dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes! Make a skillet lasagna that is quick to make and tasty. Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.


4.5 from 2 reviews
30 Minute Skillet Lasagna
This easy to make meal is ready in just 30 minutes!
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (26 oz) jar Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Sauce
  • ½ cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • ½ (12 oz) package egg noodles
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil (optional)
  1. In a skillet, saute ground beef, onion, and garlic until the ground beef is no longer pink and the onion and garlic are soft. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Drain if needed.)
  2. Stir in pasta sauce, egg noodles, and 1½ cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is just tender an liquid is almost absorbed. Season again with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Stir together ricotta and ½ cup shredded cheese. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls over pasta. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese.
  4. Cook, covered, over low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese has melted. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with basil, if desired.


I’m delighted with this recipe and am sure to make it many times this fall and winter.


30 Minute Skillet Lasagna - Get a tasty meal on the table in 30 minutes that your family will love. virginiasweetpea.com


  1. How cool! I’ve never even thought about making lasagna in a skillet. I love any meal that is quick and easy after work!
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  2. What a great idea. I never would have thought of lasagna in a skillet. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This looks great Paula! I’m always looking for new recipes and this is one I’m definitely going to try. We love lasagna.
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    • Thanks, Angie! I liked the recipe “as is” but my hubby spiced up his portion with Texas Peat. We are having the leftovers tonight for dinner. I love a quick and easy recipe. And it’s nice that only one pan gets dirty while you are cooking.

  4. Yum! This looks delicious, Paula! I’ve pinned this recipe–I want to try it. I love lasagna but don’t often take the time to make it; I’d love a shortcut!
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  5. This is awesome. I love making this meal in a pan.
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  6. I never thought to make lasagna in a skillet! Yum!!
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  7. This looks amazing! Great for a busy tennis night!
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    • Definitely, Christy. I had tennis last night and made it before my match. It was so nice to have dinner ready to eat when I came home.

  8. Looks delicious! I’m going to try it without the meat.
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  9. Love your recipe! Looking forward to trying it on a cool night when hot pasta will be so good!
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  10. Looks fantastic! A great week night meal! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  11. Look yummy and fast! I am always needing another quick meal and can’t wait to try. I am going to pin this so I find it later LOL.
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    • I’ve made this three times since I posted the recipe, Haley. It’s good and easy. I’ve been adding more salt as the pasta cooks to help to flavor it and I like the boost in flavor.

  12. This looks delicious, and perfect for someone without a working oven! We’ll have to make it sometime, soon.

  13. Thanks for sharing this at Craft Frenzy Friday! I might make this tonight!
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