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

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. 

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

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 weeknight, instead of making my sauce from scratch, I rely on help from the grocery store.  My skillet lasagna uses bottled spaghetti sauce, not as good as homemade, but good enough.

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.


Yield: 6 servings

30 Minute Skillet Lasagna

30 Minute Skillet Lasagna

This easy to make meal is ready in just 30 minutes!


  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (26 oz) jar Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Sauce
  • 1/2 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 (12 oz) package egg noodles
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil (optional)


  • 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.)
  • Stir in pasta sauce, egg noodles, and 1 1/2 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.
  • Stir together ricotta and 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls over pasta. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • 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.


    We love this recipe and it’s a regular at my house.

    Lasagna made in a cast iron skillet


      1. 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.

      1. 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.

      1. 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.

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      1. I also love lasagna and don’t take the time to make it often but this recipe is a quick and easy way to enjoy it.


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