Easy Skillet Lasagna

This is a recipe the whole family will enjoy:  Easy Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna

There are three really great things about this recipe:
1.  It’s a lighter version of the classic lasagna recipe.
2.  It’s made in one skillet (though you do need to cook the lasagna noodles first).
3.  There’s nothing weird in it, so your family will absolutely love it (at least mine did!)

Eat Skinny, Be Skinny
I’ve already made three recipes from this cookbook, and they were all big successes… so I think that makes this a must-have cookbook, right?  Because I’m kind of a sucker for light/diet/low fat/Weight Watcher cookbook (basically any kind of cookbook that makes me feel like I’m losing weight), I tend to pick them up often, and I have quite a collection living on my ever-expanding cookbook shelves.  This book:   Eat Skinny, Be Skinny:  100 Wholesome and Delicious Recipes Under 300 Calories by Claire Gallum is one that I keep reaching for again and again.  On my list to try:  Oatmeal- Rum Raisin Pancakes, BLT Stuffed Mushrooms, Stuffed Jalapeno and Cheese Soup, White Wine Slushies, Cajun Fish Tacos, and Boozy Apple Pies.  There is nutritional information included for each recipe.  I love that!

Skillet Lasagna Recipe
This recipe for Skillet Lasagna was so easy to make.  I may have sneaked some extra cheese in there (yep, cheese addict here!)  And since I made this about an hour before dinner, I swirled in a cup of water, popped a lid on top, and let it slow bake in the oven at 200 degrees for one hour.  It was perfect.  Best dinner we’ve had in a long time (says my family).

Yield: 5 servings (1 cup per serving)

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Easy Skillet Lasagna


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 large basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • About 6-ounces lasagna noodles, broken into thirds and fully cooked
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (dried or fresh)


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until garlic is fragrant, about one minute. Add in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, salt and pepper. Cook mixture until it thickens up a bit, around 5 minutes.
  2. Add noodles to the skillet and stir into the mixture well. Add scoops of ricotta cheese over the noodles; add in mozzarella and Parmesan. Stir in parsley. Cook about 2 more minutes, or until mixture has thickened.
  3. Serve immediately with additional basil or parsley.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1 cup): Calories: 301Fat: 11g, Sat Fat: 5g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Sodium 821mg, Potassium 344mg, Protein: 15g, Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS:  Smart Points: 7, Points Plus: 7, Old Points Program: 5
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (Excerpted with permission from Eat Skinny Be Skinny: 100 Wholesome and Delicious Recipes by Claire Gallam. Copyright 2014, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.)

More skillet dinners you might enjoy:
Easy Chicken and Couscous Skillet Dinner by Kevin and Amanda
Skillet Pasta Carbonara by RecipeGirl
Five Cheese Skillet Mac and Cheese by Love and Olive Oil
Skillet Chicken Parmesan by RecipeGirl
Chicken Enchilada Skillet by Buns in My Oven

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18 Responses to “Easy Skillet Lasagna”

  1. postedFeb 4, 2015 4:07 AM

    PERFECT dish for these cold winter months!

  2. postedFeb 4, 2015 4:15 AM

    Looks SO good! I was eyeing all that cheese at first and thinking…how is this skinny? But then I saw you added extra. Extra cheese is always a good decision.

  3. postedFeb 4, 2015 4:38 AM

    Lighter lasagna AND made in a skillet? This is incr-EDIBLE! My hubby LOVES lasagna, but I hate all the work of making it. So this. Pinned!

  4. postedFeb 4, 2015 5:17 AM

    Nothing weird in a recipe IS a big deal around here! When you have a 4 year old and 2 year old, if there are weird ingredients, the food will just end up on the floors. And then the dogs eat it and get sick on the carpet. This looks easy too.

  5. postedFeb 4, 2015 6:14 AM

    Love that the entire dinner is ready in ONE skillet!!

  6. postedFeb 4, 2015 6:57 AM

    Yes indeed, that does sound delicious!

  7. postedFeb 4, 2015 7:14 AM

    An easy lasagna?! Pasta is one of my most favorite dishes so I will be giving this a try!

  8. postedFeb 4, 2015 9:47 AM

    My boys would go crazy for this. Love how easy it is too!

  9. postedFeb 4, 2015 12:12 PM

    I love one pot meals. And I love pasta. This will be a hit.

  10. postedFeb 4, 2015 4:18 PM

    Cheesy lasagnas are the best! Love this twist on the classic one 🙂

  11. postedFeb 8, 2015 3:28 PM

    Yummy! This looks fantastic. I simply have to try it – more and more I find I’m in need of quick meals that don’t come out of a can or box. And lasagna is a favorite. This sure fills the bill. Thanks much!

  12. postedFeb 16, 2015 9:48 AM

    This sounds crazy delicious and COZY (I’m in the east coast freeze right now so especially important right now!!)

  13. postedNov 2, 2015 11:41 AM
    Carmen VanVliet

    Do you think I could make this ahead of time and keep it warm by covering it and placing in a low temp oven for a couple of hours?

  14. postedNov 12, 2015 3:30 PM
    Lisa Bennett

    How many servings does this recipe yield? 6 oz. of noodles doesn’t seem like much.

    • postedNov 14, 2015 1:13 AM

      It’s a lighter recipe, so there are not as many noodles. 4 TO 6 SERVINGS (1 CUP PER SERVING)

  15. postedFeb 12, 2017 2:58 PM
    Debbie E

    Very tasty recipe. When I tried to quick add the calories, fat, etc. into weight watchers calculator it showed up as 10 smart points; however, when I added the ingredients to make a recipe it came up as 7 points. 

    • postedFeb 13, 2017 6:04 PM

      Yes, it’s much better to enter as a recipe for SmartPoints than to try to use the calculator.

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