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Ditch that casserole dish and grab your skillet! This ultimate skillet lasagna is going to change the way you make lasagna forever!

Did the daylight saving get to you yesterday? I personally don’t mind it because we get to have longer days and so much more light in the evenings! And we have it for 8 whole months! I love that it’s 8 months of longer days and only 4 months of short darkness. It’s a pretty good compromise ;)

This past weekend we met with our potential builder that would be building our house. There’s two lots that they’re giving us the option of choosing between and Jason and I think we already know which one we want. We just have to lock it down and make sure no one takes it from us! We were able to see the blueprint of the house that would go on the lot and we’re getting so so excited. We went to the design center on Saturday to look at finishes and choose general ‘tiers’ of what we would want in our house to get a general sense of pricing. I cannot wait until we actually do the entire design of the house and get to choose from thousands of different options. Although, I have major decision dilemmas so this could prove to be difficult. I can’t wait to blog about this journey!

Ditch that casserole dish and grab your skillet! This ultimate skillet lasagna is going to change the way you make lasagna forever!

 

Ditch that casserole dish and grab your skillet! This ultimate skillet lasagna is going to change the way you make lasagna forever!

Okay you guys, this ultimate skillet lasagna is going to change the way you make lasagna forever. I don’t ever want to make it in a casserole dish anymore and spend time layering. That takes too much time and we are all about quick and delicious these days, am I right?! Well, this ultimate skillet lasagna is going to be your new bff. It’s PACKED with flavor and it’s so creamy and rich. We have made this twice already and love it every single time.

Ditch that casserole dish and grab your skillet! This ultimate skillet lasagna is going to change the way you make lasagna forever!

Ditch that casserole dish and grab your skillet! This ultimate skillet lasagna is going to change the way you make lasagna forever!
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Ultimate Skillet Lasagna
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Ditch that casserole dish and grab your skillet! This ultimate skillet lasagna is going to change the way you make lasagna forever!
Servings: 3 -4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh hot Italian sausage*, casings removed
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken into three big segments
  • 32 oz really good marinara sauce such as Rao's
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In an oven-safe, 12-inch nonstick skillet, brown sausage over medium-high heat, breaking up the sausage into small pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  2. Once the sausage has been broken up and mostly cooked through, add the onions and minced garlic. Cook for 2 minutes, or until softened and fragrant.
  3. Add the lasagna noodles to the skillet and carefully pour marinara sauce all over the top. Using your spatula or wooden spoon, move around the noodles so the sauce can get to the bottom and in between the noodles. Bring everything to a boil then reduce to a simmer and let cook until noodles have softened, about 15 minutes. You'll want to stir and toss the noodles every now and then so the heat is evenly distributed throughout to cook the noodles.
  4. Once the noodles have softened and cooked through, in a small bowl, stir together ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese. Pre-heat oven to broil.
  5. In large dollops, put ricotta cheese mixture all over the pasta dish and give it a stir but not entirely mixing it all in and having it disappear in the mixture.
  6. Sprinkle mozzarella all over the top of the pasta dish and put it in the oven under the broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Carefully remove from oven and garnish with basil (if using).
  8. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

You don't have to use hot Italian sausage if you don't like spicy. Feel free to use your favorite type of fresh sausage.


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Posted on March 14, 2016

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  1. 03/14/2016 at 7:52 am

    Ahhhh so exciting about the lots! You are so adult. Please be on HGTV :) Lasagna looks like my kind of comfort food, and I love the ease of the skillet too.

    • Julie
      03/14/2016 at 8:31 am

      If Chip and Joanna Gaines agree to design my house, sign me up for HGTV!! Haha :)

  2. 03/14/2016 at 8:45 am

    One pan dishes are my favorite and this looks awesome. Will be trying for sure! YUM :)

  3. 03/14/2016 at 10:24 am

    Canceling my dinner plans tonight to make this. Nbd.

  4. Kevin
    03/14/2016 at 10:46 am

    Would this work in a cast iron skillet ?

    • Julie
      03/14/2016 at 10:56 am

      Yup, that is what I used and what you see in the photos above! I also linked to it in the directions. I hope that helps you out and you enjoy! :)

  5. 03/14/2016 at 10:58 am

    I love skillet meals like this!

  6. 03/14/2016 at 11:09 am

    What a great way to put perspective on the loss of an hour of sleep! this lasagna looks AMAZING!

  7. 03/14/2016 at 12:10 pm

    Looks so cheesy and delicious!

  8. 03/14/2016 at 4:58 pm

    Whoah! I want that for dinner!

  9. 03/15/2016 at 1:09 am

    Skillet dinners have become among my favorites and I’m definitely adding this to my must make ASAP list!

  10. 03/15/2016 at 5:25 am

    I love this skillet dish. Simple and easy to prepare this meal. Great Lasagna!

  11. 03/16/2016 at 10:28 am

    Dinner perfection! Love this!!

  12. 03/16/2016 at 11:15 pm

    Love this cheesy lasagna too. Cant wait to make it tonight for dinner.

  13. 03/22/2016 at 7:40 am

    I made this today and it was so good.

  14. Lauren
    03/25/2016 at 1:04 pm

    Can I use no-boil lasagna noodles?

    • Julie
      03/26/2016 at 8:34 am

      Yes, they’d probably work just the same!

  15. Monica Tuite
    04/02/2016 at 5:46 pm

    This was delicious!!!! Was a bit nervous that the Barilla ‘no boil’ noodles may not soften but I just kept stirring every several minutes as you suggested and they were great! Loved skipping the tedious step of spreading the ricotta cheese over the noodles twice when ‘layering’ for a ‘normal’ lasagne! And the fresh basil knocked it out of the park! Thank you for yet another great recipe!!!

    • Julie
      04/03/2016 at 7:37 am

      Yay! Glad to hear you tried it with no boil noodles and that it worked out! :) thanks for the feedback!

  16. Vicky
    06/01/2016 at 9:16 pm

    After serving this dish, this was quite a momentous night for me! My pasta avoiding husband told me twice that he absolutely loved this!!! I, the pasta lover, couldn’t believe it. Thank you for this great meal! It is going to make a monthly appearance at our home. 👍

  17. teresa alexander
    07/11/2016 at 4:05 pm

    i want to make this as a full caserorle can you email me the recipe for that please thanks for your time

    • Julie
      07/13/2016 at 6:53 am

      Hi Teresa, this can’t really be made into a casserole because this was made for the skillet since I broke the lasagna noodle pieces. I guess if you wanted to make this into a casserole, you should keep the lasagna noodles whole. Or you could use this very similar recipe: http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/spicy-meaty-lasagna/

  18. Bryan
    08/05/2016 at 12:02 pm

    This lasagna dish is one of the best out there. I used to spend an hour just prepping my lasagna and another half hour waiting on it to cook. Now, my family can enjoy a delicious lasagna in a fraction of the time, and it tastes just as good. Great recipe.

  19. Shirley Egan
    11/14/2016 at 4:32 pm

    Lasagna looks wonderful and easy to make, will be trying it very soon, now that there are only the two of us in our empty nest.

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