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Skillet Lasagna

Easy Skillet Lasagna takes one pot and 30 minutes to make a flavorful weeknight dinner with Italian sausage, spinach, creamy ricotta, and gooey cheese.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 534kcal
Author Melissa Erdelac


  • 19 ounces sweet Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 24 ounce jar marinara
  • 2 cups water
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles (regular or gluten free), broken into large pieces
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 4 cups (about 2.5 ounces) fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • fresh basil, for garnish


  • Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Over medium-high heat cook sausage links with casings removed (see recipe video for how to remove casings), breaking up meat with a spoon. Cook until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • To the skillet add marinara and water. Bring to boil, then add uncooked lasagna noodles. Lower heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until lasagna noodles are cooked al dente, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove cover and add spinach. Stir spinach into sauce until it all wilts. Stir in parmesan cheese and ricotta.
  • Immediately top skillet lasagna with mozzarella. Cover with lid, turn off heat, and let sit for a few minutes, or until cheese is melted. Alternatively, if using an oven safe pan, place skillet under broiler for 1-2 minutes to melt cheese. Garnish with basil. 


To Make Skillet Lasagna Vegetarian:
  1. Instead of using Italian sausage, substitute 2-3 cups of chopped veggies, such as mushrooms, onions, or peppers. Sauté in a splash of olive oil until tender, then season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the marinara and water and bring to a boil. Add noodles, cover, and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, or until noodles are al dente.
  3. Increase spinach to 6 cups and finish the recipe as written with ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella.  


Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1546mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2635IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 3mg