One Skillet Lasagna

close-up photo of a big scoop of One Skillet Lasagna

This easy pasta dish combines all the best ingredients in lasagna, but is made much faster with just one skillet over the stove.

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I thought I was handling the winter weather well this year. And then it suddenly got very cold for San Diego standards. Cold enough that I had to cover up my fruit trees so they won’t freeze overnight. And cold enough that I just want to stay huddled in bed all day. And eat steaming hot foods, like this easy skillet lasagna.
photo of a wooden spatula dipping into One Skillet Lasagna
It’s basically a pasta dish with all the ingredients in a traditional lasagna: ground meat, tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella. Even the noodles are broken lasagna noodles. Mr. K and I both really enjoyed this and I’ll be sure to be making it a lot this winter.

close-up photo of One Skillet Lasagna

One Skillet Lasagna

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
This easy pasta dish combines all the best ingredients in lasagna but is made much faster with just one skillet over the stove.


  • 22 oz lean Italian seasoned ground turkey (see note)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz lasagna noodles broken/divided into 5 pieces for each one
  • 12 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
  • oz fresh mozzarella divided into tablespoon-sized chunks


  1. In a large skillet, cook ground turkey and garlic over medium-high heat until turkey is browned. Add salt and pepper to season as needed. If you're using a fattier meat, you may need to drain excess oil.
  2. Add broken lasagna pieces. Pour tomato sauce on top. Pour in water. Your water level should be just a tad below the top of the noodles line but once everything begins to cook and bubble, the noodles should sink in.

  3. Bring water to a boil. Then turn it down to a simmer. Keep the lid mostly on, cook for about 15 minutes, or until noodles are soft. Occasionally, check on the noodles and stir a few times, pressing down any noodles not touching the water.

  4. After 15 minutes, remove the lid. If there is still a lot of liquid, cook for a few more minutes with lid off until sauce thickens. Add in ricotta cheese and shredded mozzarella and stir into the sauce. Turn off heat. Place fresh mozzarella chunks evenly across surface. Cover with lid and let mozzarella melt (you should have enough heat still even with stove off). Serve while warm.


  • I like to keep mine a little healthier with turkey sausage, but you can also use ground beef or Italian sausage. 
  • Recipe adapted from Kevin and Amanda
Nutrition Facts
One Skillet Lasagna
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 722 Calories from Fat 284
% Daily Value*
Fat 31.5g48%
Saturated Fat 13.9g87%
Trans Fat 0.7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.2g
Cholesterol 180.2mg60%
Sodium 1381.8mg60%
Carbohydrates 51.9g17%
Fiber 3.1g13%
Sugar 5.6g6%
Protein 55.8g112%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 490mg49%
Iron 4.9mg27%
Net Carbs 49g98%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

2 comments on “One Skillet Lasagna”

  1. 5 stars
    This got an enthousiastic thumbs-up from hubby and sons. “Make more next time, Mom!” Many thanks for the recipe!

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