Easy Skillet Lasagna Recipe

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I like this recipe because you make it all in one skillet and don't have to hassle with cooking lasagna noodles separately. It's cheesy and delicious.—Linda Troop, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 envelope spaghetti sauce mix, divided
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 3 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce with meat
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Sprinkle with half of the spaghetti sauce mix. Spoon cottage cheese over meat. Top with noodles. Sprinkle with parsley, salt, basil, Italian seasoning and remaining spaghetti sauce mix. Pour tomatoes, spaghetti sauce mix. Pour tomatoes, spaghetti sauce and water over the top. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35 minutes or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Skillet Lasagna only uses 1 cup prepared spaghetti sauce. Leftover sauce can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Use it as a dip for breadsticks or as sauce for homemade pizza.
Originally published as Skillet Lasagna in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p251

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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devans69 User ID: 3946734 89069
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"This recipe was very good. I liked it especially because I didn't have time to make my regular lasagna and this recipe was very similar. I used oven-ready lasagna noodles, prego sauce and ground turkey."

Classicrock User ID: 656532 89068
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"I love the taste and one-pot convenience of this meal! Since I used plain diced tomatoes instead of stewed tomatoes, I slightly increased the basil and Italian seas. I also used plain spaghetti sauce with no meat. The 2 lbs of gd beef in here is plenty! I loved the Italian flavor, and how the cottage cheese added a nice creaminess to the meat. Yum! (by the way, my hardcover book says this was contributed by Merry Roop in Washington, KS - this online posting shows someone else's name - ? well, thanks to whoever sent this in!) -Lori in WI."

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