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Easy Skillet Lasagna

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  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 30 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 364 1 serving

With our simple recipe for Easy Skillet Lasagna you can enjoy this comfort food any night of the week.  Everything cooks in just 30 minutes and all in one skillet, so cleanup is easy, too. We have given you an easier way to cook lasagna. While cooking this lasagna recipe is simple, our Easy Skillet Lasagna recipe uses traditional ingredients like ricotta, mozzarella and ground beef for authentic lasagna flavor.  There is no need to cook the lasagna noodles ahead of time.  Just break them into pieces so they fit easily in the skillet, then simmer to al dente perfection in the sauce, absorbing all the flavor to make this skillet lasagna extra delicious.


cost per recipe: $10.25

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce or Prego+ Plant Protein Meatless Meat
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 6 uncooked lasagna noodles, broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat (part skim) ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Tips

    • Recipe Note: Oven-ready (no boil) lasagna noodles will work in this recipe with a few adjustments.  Since oven-ready noodles are smaller and thinner, you'll need to use more noodles and stir more often to prevent them from sticking together.  Follow the recipe as above, but use 12 oven-ready noodles and cook for about 20 minutes in step 2.  Make sure to stir the mixture every 2 minutes.
    • For a meatless version, use the Meatless Meat Italian Sauce, omit the beef and skip Step 1.
  • Step 1

    Season the beef with salt and pepper.  Cook the beef in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring often to separate meat (just looking for some browning here- the beef will cook through in the sauce mixture below).  Pour off any fat.

  • Step 2

    Stir the sauce, water and noodles in the skillet and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the noodles are tender, stirring often.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the ricotta cheese and half the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.  Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Season to taste.  Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

  • Step 4

    Remove the skillet from the heat (you can let it stand for 5 minutes if you like it less saucy).  Sprinkle with chopped fresh basil just before serving, if desired.


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  • Tasty and delicious

    Sergio S.
    August 21, 2020

    I loved this recipe. And my family loved it too.

  • Will never make regular lasagna again!

    Linda L.
    July 5, 2020

    Really easy, tasty and fast. Simple ingredients - could even make with different noodles. Added diced zucchini and sauteed til soft along with the meat. One skillet to wash makes this super easy to clean too. Definite keeper!

    • Prego® Pasta Sauces
      July 8, 2020

      Linda, so happy you enjoyed this lasagna, and that you made some great additions to the recipe!

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Calories 355
Total Fat 14 g
Sat. Fat 6.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 670 mg
Total Carb 27 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugar 8 g
Added Sugars 3 g
Protein 28 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 17 %DV
Potassium 14 %DV
Calories 364
Total Fat 14 g
Sat. Fat 6.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 670 mg
Total Carb 27 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 3 g
Protein 30 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 35 %DV
Iron 15 %DV
Potassium 0 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.