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One Skillet Lasagna Recipe

One Skillet Lasagna Recipe

This is hands-down one of the best skillet lasagna recipes our testing panel has ever tasted. With classic flavors and cheesy layers, it’s definitely kid-friendly. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
  • 2 jars (14 ounces each) spaghetti sauce
  • 2/3 cup condensed cream of onion soup, undiluted
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/4 cups 1% cottage cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 9 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes and spaghetti sauce; heat through. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the soup, eggs, cottage cheese and Italian seasoning.
  • 3. Return 1 cup meat sauce to the skillet; spread evenly. Layer with 1 cup cottage cheese mixture, 1-1/2 cups meat sauce and half of the noodles, breaking to fit. Repeat layers of cottage cheese mixture, meat sauce and noodles. Top with remaining meat sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-17 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  • 4. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with shredded cheeses; cover and let stand for 2 minutes or until melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 478 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 1552mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein.

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CarrieOMartin User ID: 7522558 267935
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2017

"Like many others, I couldn't find the onion soup, so I took a chance on cream of chicken. The rest of the recipe was made as instructed and it was delicious! Oh, I only used one egg because husband can't stand eggs and I was worried the he'd pick up on it. It was really delicious! And you can play around with the basic recipe and probably not go wrong! Ricotta in place of cottage cheese, maybe? Thanks for the recipe!"

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 263908
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2017

"I made this for my son and my friend Bill, and they both gave it two thumbs up! I did use the whole can of soup because I didn't want to throw one third of it away, so I increased the ground beef to one pound, used a 24 oz. jar of sauce plus part of another one, and used twelve noodles. I thought I had mozzarella cheese but didn't, so rather than run to the store I added four slices of provolone, then a generous layer of the co-Jack cheese - probably about one cup. And I increased the cottage cheese as well, but used just the two eggs. Rather than a skillet I made it all in a Dutch oven......turned out great, and there were generous leftovers to enjoy for another meal! Great recipe!!"

bluebirdridge User ID: 8067989 261810
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2017

"Loved it. Couldn't find onion soup so I used a can of french onion soup and thicken it up with 1 Tbl of corn starch, heated up. Used Italian sausage and garden tomatoes drained. The sausage added flavor, add a little extra Italian seasoning. Didn't have the right noodles so I cooked regular ones four minutes. Looks like it's bomb proof. Heck yes I'll make it again, as soon as I get the dishes done"

Denise User ID: 8566794 260415
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2017

"I am not rating because I have not made this. However, I wanted to ask how strong the onion taste is using the soup? I do not like a lot of onion flavor and have never used this soup in a casserole like this one. Can anyone comment for me? I know I can substitute but I would like to try it as written first. Thanks in advance!"

coriprice User ID: 8693913 258173
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2016

"A winner in my family! They ask for it at least weekly! Thank you!"

wanders6 User ID: 4956076 253495
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"I was amazed at how quick and easy it was to make plus not having to use the oven! My only comment is I will use less sauce so it will be more firm when serving. Definitely will be making this again."

St.PaulMom User ID: 7046287 240091
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"Yummy! Picky eaters will go for this one! Campbell's makes cream of onion soup. Looking at all of their soups, it can be easy to miss because there are so many....but it's there if you keep looking for it! They're the only one that makes it. I've never seen a "store brand" or any other brand of cream of onion. It has more flavor depth than cream of mushroom, so it's worth the search!"

robbiejackson User ID: 4907377 236964
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"Loved this for a quick and easy weeknight meal. I used a pound of hamburger and French onion soup. This was my first time using no cook noodles and I loved them. Hubby makes traditional lasagna for us and wants to try them next time too."

slocook805 User ID: 7734059 235895
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"This wasn't at all bad for a skillet lasagna, the ease of it pushed it up to 5 stars. I couldn't find cream of onion soup so I used cream of mushroom, which worked perfectly. I did double the extra lean ground beef and amount of garlic also. I only had 23 oz jars of spaghetti sauce so I used one of those and it came out fine. I don't use low fat dairy of any kind so it was all full fat and delicious. I did double the amount of mozzarella and added 1/4 cup of Parmesan. Along with a salad and garlic bread this made enough for the 2 of us for 2 nights and the leftovers tasted even better. The next time I'm going to add a layer of sliced squash or spinach."

SallyJ User ID: 106160 235885
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"You can find cream of onion soup at Wal mart but you have to really scan the shelves for it. I live in Idaho."

Dougie55 User ID: 8327261 235758
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"Like others I could not find cream of onion soup anywhere, so used cream of chicken instead and added half a pkg of dried onion soup. Turned out great.

BTW for 'nmay', why post at all on this site if you are going to keep slamming recipes because of sodium etc. Simply go to another site!"

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 232123
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"I wanted Lasgna but didn't want to heat up the oven. I thought this was really good I made it as directed except I used French onion soup I couldn't find cream of onion.I cooked it a little longer about 30 min. I definitely will make again."

Lmcasillas User ID: 8506085 232040
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"Made this for dinner this evening and my family loved it! More than any other they've had. Next time I'd let it sit a little longer and reduce the liquid to make it a little more solid."

deanneruedemann User ID: 2963092 232013
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"This recipe has changed my life! It has all of the taste and look of homemade lasagna but done in a fraction of the time. I may never make the hard labor lasagna ever again!"

nmay User ID: 3283150 230763
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

"This recipe sounded really good but I would need to rework it to reduce the sodium"

swood0430 User ID: 7784543 225289
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"Cream of onion soup can be hard to find. If I can't find it, I use cream of celery and it turns out just as good!"

gucci65 User ID: 7131119 222058
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Another easy one !!! Used ricotta instead. easy and delish !!!!"

whatnancyloves User ID: 6857644 219564
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"This easy to make and my family like it too...definitely a keeper.

Had a hard time looking for Cream of Onion but found it also at Wal-Mart (SoCal)."

msesi User ID: 7103842 219331
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"sounds easy, but the sodium content is a little high for my taste. Sorry, but that is the doctor in me"

bdcmpnie User ID: 1899902 182521
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"My family loved this. I didn't have the cream of onion soup but it still turned out wonderful. Used electric skillet to cook. Turned out perfect!!"

Rivkel User ID: 7467768 212214
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014 Edited Jul. 14, 2015

"My family liked it so that gives it a high rating. easy and tasty. I too, cannot find Cream of Onion soup, so use Cream of Celery. My family didn't used to like lasagna, strange I know. This is so simple. I may try to make the real thing one day again."

rondopat User ID: 7920442 131591
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"This was really good! I made it without any changes. Not soupy and noodles were done. I worried about that because of a couple of reviews I read. I will make it again for sure!"

WendellaC User ID: 1221647 190483
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"To marlenestiffler....I found cream of onion soup at Walmart (in southern California). Sorry, I am not certain if ALL Walmarts carry it, but that is the only place I have found cream of onion soup."

hchambers User ID: 7140928 177153
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"I have a big cast iron skillet and this was a great dish to make in it. The onion soup was a great idea. My whole family loved this and I will make it again."

mimirita User ID: 6302531 212213
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"I did not think the noodles could possibly be done in 17 minutes. They weren't ! I cooked it for at least 35 minutes before I decided to move to the oven. I make killer lasagna in the oven, this was ok at best. I had hoped for a non-oven version, but this is not it....."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 194035
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"Been a long time since making this. Definitely **kid friendly**."

PBien User ID: 7008325 124128
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

"Holy smoke! This has A LOT of sodium in it. Since canned items are high in sodium, I would use fresh tomatoes and herbs. And look for low sodium soup."

desat911 User ID: 5902157 131590
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"This is by far the best skillet lasagna I have made. I was a little nervous with the cream of onion soup but WOW am I glad I followed the recipe to the letter. Standing ovation Way to GO!!!!"

Ringopatrickstarbucks User ID: 5388310 149246
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"I have made it a couple of times. My adult "foodie" daughter loves it - highly recommend."

Debity User ID: 1443036 193067
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"So good! I left out the soup and added more spag sauce and cheese. What cook doesn't tweak a recipe. Better than the baked lasagna that I have made for years!"

vnquilt User ID: 2489837 131589
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

"This was really good. I was a little leery about the onion soup but believe me, this was good and I will definitely make again!"

cooks46 User ID: 621605 194117
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"This is really, really good. What bothers me is when someone complains about a recipe when they haven't read it carefully. If kramer2111 had done this, 14 oz jars of sauce would have been used, not 24 oz. No wonder they had 'soup'. Tsk, tsk."

kramer2111 User ID: 4961031 124127
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"I followed the instructions exactly, but only used 1 of the 24 oz jars of spaghetti sauce. It was a sloppy mess! I had to serve it in bowls and it didn't resemble the picture at all. I took a lot of teasing about serving lasagna soup. The flavor was OK, but I won't make this again."

obsessedwithfood User ID: 3724663 131588
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"I've made baked lasagna. I've made crockpot lasagna. And, now I can say I've made skillet lasagna. This was very easy and very good. Will definitely make this again. Seemed a little soupy at first but got better as it cooled down more. Good "as is" but next time I might add a little more cottage cheese and mozzarella."

amwill User ID: 4291140 149245
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"Sounds good, but in looking for the ingredients I can't find and spaghetti sauce in a 14 ounce container. Could find a 14 ounce container of Pizza sauce. Anybody else have that problem or advice on where they found theirs. Also of course nobody sells a 28 oz. container either, that I found anyway."

Crisco1 User ID: 1075021 149244
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2012

"For AnnPatrice - according to the BonAppetit website: A large skillet is 12 to 14 inches in diameter; a medium skillet is about 10 inches and a small skillet is 7 or 8 inches across. Hope this helps!"

[email protected] User ID: 3812601 124126
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"I never made a skilliet lasagna before, nor used the no cook noodles, but this turned out wonderful. My store had no Cream of Onion soup so I used Cream of Mushroom and added some onion powder. Venison was my meat. Sooo good."

JEANE333 User ID: 1817003 114418
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"(For AnnPatrice - A skillet is a fry pan so a large skillet is a large fry pan.) This is an excellent recipe. Thanks"

JEANE333 User ID: 1817003 109298
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"Excellent recipe. Thanks"

AnnPatrice User ID: 1053058 194116
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"What is a large skillet? I always wish a size would be given for the cooking utensil."

toyawren User ID: 6532284 182520
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"Best lasagna I had! I was a little worried at 1st for the cream of onion soup, but it was sooo good and creamy!!!"

Dazygirl User ID: 6313076 212212
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"Very good. Family likes it. The second time I made it in a square electric frying pan so I did not have to break the pasta. It also cooked more evenly."

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 194034
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"I used gluten-free spiral pasta and parmesan instead of the Colby-Monterey. Definitely will make again."

tonia1956 User ID: 5825257 114417
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"we love this recipe!i make it once if not twice a month"

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 182475
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"My family thought this was great and I just realized I forgot to add the cheese. It was also easy for me to make, perfect for the summer when I won't use my oven. I substituted italian sausage for the ground beef. It was a little watery so I let it cook another 15 min. with the lid off. I will definately make this again."

norasmomma User ID: 1446193 177221
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"I love lasagna, this was simple and good for an easy dinner. I substituted cream of mushroom soup, for the onion because it's what I had on hand. It wasn't soupy, in fact mine burnt a tad. Not enough to ruin it, I just should have kept a better eye on it-my bad. My family, including 2 young children all enjoyed it."

jdolnick User ID: 3022361 212211
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"If this the BEST skillet lasagna the staff ever tasted, the bar is kind of low for this category. It tasted OK, not exceptional. The consistency was soupy and wouldn't cut neatly like the picture."

sscruggs819 User ID: 3452724 177202
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"Very good, quick and easy. Will definately be making again"

[email protected] User ID: 4383424 177158
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"Very tasty! My family loved it!"

Ender2006 User ID: 5864585 115824
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"I used 3 cloves garlic and substituted a handful of chopped basil for the flavored tomatoes. Used sargento italian cheese blend for the 1cup of cheeses listed. Overall flavor was delicious and cooking was quick and easy. Will definitely make again!"

sydonia User ID: 1415865 114407
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"We used ground turkey rather than ground beef, and it was incredible!! Everyone loved it and we will definitely make it again."

lyndasue45 User ID: 385363 131587
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"Very very good. Even my picky kids liked it and they told me to save the recipe. Only thing i changed was the cottage cheese. We don't like it and i just add provolone cheese in one of the layers. Taste great."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 193042
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Excellent weekday version on lasagna. Will do again. Have to plan in advance, though, because I don't keep several of those ingredients on hand. This made enough for 2 meals for our family of 4."

toddr311 User ID: 5083114 194033
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"My husband loves lasagna, so I tried this for a quicker way around making it. We all loved it!! He liked it better than the baked lasagna."

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