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Saucy Skillet Lasagna

Thanks to no-cook lasagna noodles, this skillet lasagna makes a fresh, filling, flavorful and fast entree for any Italian meal. —Meghan Crihfield, Ripley, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 package (9 ounces) no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in tomatoes. In a small bowl, combine eggs and ricotta cheese.
  • Return 1 cup meat mixture to the skillet; spread evenly. Layer with 1 cup ricotta mixture, 1-1/2 cups marinara sauce and half of the noodles, breaking noodles to fit as necessary. Repeat layers. Top with remaining marinara sauce.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15-17 minutes or until noodles are tender. Remove from heat. If desired, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Let stand 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 426 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 858mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • NH-rescue
    Dec 30, 2019

    Simpler than oven-baked lasagna. Just make sure the no-cook noodles are completely covered by meat mixture and marinara sauce so they cook completely. Definitely needs the mozzarella cheese on top. Some parmesan mixed into the layers would add some different cheese flavor, too.

  • jkcoach98
    Feb 5, 2019

    No, this is not your typical lasagna, but it is very easy to make and a great weekday/game day meal. I followed the recipe exactly and like other readers, I found that this needed to be cooked a little more than the recipe calls for. I broke the noodles into quarters and it look approximately 30 minutes for the noodles to become tender. This will be a keeper.

  • veggiemama
    Apr 16, 2018

    I followed the recipe exactly. First the top was cold and the noodles were still hard. After cooking it longer, it was way too soupy.

  • dig1
    Sep 12, 2017

    No comment left

  • Ham_Sammich
    Aug 11, 2017

    I got exactly what I expected - a simple and delicious skillet meal, perfect for when you're craving a lasagna-like meal but don't have the time (or enough people to feed) to bake a full lasagna and didn't have enough foresight to make a crockpot meal. I left out the meat and used no-bake lasagna noodles and it was fully cooked in the 17 minutes listed in the recipe. I will definitely make again!

  • Wingding52
    Oct 16, 2016

    Lazy, a crock-pot may help you. No imagination to a low level tasting meal. Take the time out and make it right!

  • jstowellsupermom
    Sep 7, 2016

    Yummy, easy supper!!

  • stillfeisty
    Feb 26, 2016

    This was a complete waste of time! This was supposed to be quick & easy. Not! Having to layer the ingredients was time consuming. I followed the recipe exactly. The noodles were still not cooked after simmering (agressively) for over 40 minutes. I even decided to take a knife and cut up the lasagna noodles to speed up the cooking after they were still not soft after 30 minutes. Had the lid on it the entire time. After 45 minutes I took out a portion and had bland tasting food with chewy noodles. Tossed the whole thing in the garbage and had my husband order burritos in his way home. So very disappointed

  • toolbarsco
    Sep 12, 2015

    This recipe was easy to prepare and quite tasty. Obviously it can't replace a good baked lasagna but, hey, it works great for a quick weeknight fix.

  • swinny
    Aug 16, 2015

    Tasty!! I used ground turkey. I did simmer for an additional time checking on the noodles to see when they were tender. It is all good :)