30 Minute Skillet Lasagna of Wonder

30 Minute Skillet Lasagna of Wonder

Wow, I am excited about the recipe I have to share with you today!  Not only is this Skillet Lasagna of Wonder ready in 30 minutes, but it has all of the charm and deliciousness of a lasagna that takes half the day to make. A flavorful meat sauce is layered between delicious lasagna noodles and a fabulous cheesy mixture. All of these layers are placed into a skillet right on your stove top. The noodles cook right in the sauce! Isn’t that great. 🙂 Once they are tender more cheese is sprinkle on the top and then melted under the broiler in your oven. Yum!

There was not one person in my family who didn’t absolutely love it.

Love it when that happens! This one is a family-pleasing-keeper, guys. It is a 30 minute wonder, indeed. Hope you make it soon!

Let me show you how to make it a reality…

30 Minute Skillet Lasagna

30 Minute Skillet Lasagna

Time: 30 minutes, start to finish
Yield: 10 servings
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

***NOTE: You want to be sure to use a skillet that is wide and deep. I used one that is 3 inches deep and 11 1/2 inches wide. You also want to be sure it is oven safe. I picked my skillet up at Costco, the brand is T-Fal. ***

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 C onion, chopped
1 pound Italian sausage
2 eggs
1 1/4 C cottage cheese
3/4 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
1 C Parmesan cheese, divided
1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian stewed tomatoes
1 1/2 (24 ounce) jars Prego spaghetti sauce
1 (9 ounce) package Oven Ready Lasagna noodles
2 C mozzarella cheese, grated


1. Heat a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 pound Italian sausage, 2 cloves minced garlic, and 1/4 cup chopped onion. Cook until the sausage is browned and the onion and garlic are tender. Then drain the grease.


2. While your sausage cooks, crack two eggs into a medium-sized bowl. Whisk them together with a fork.


Add 1 1/4 cottage cheese, 3/4 teaspoons Italian seasoning, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.  Give it a nice stir to combine.


3. Into your skillet pour 1 and 1/2 jars prego spaghetti sauce and 1 can diced stewed tomatoes. I only had whole stewed tomatoes, so I stuck some scissors into the open can and chopped them up. Give all these  ingredients a nice stir to combine.


4. Pour 2/3 of the sauce into a separate container and set aside, leaving 1/3 of the sauce in the skillet.


5. Grab a box of Oven Ready Lasagna.


Layer half of it over the sauce, breaking a few of the pieces as needs be.


7. Cover the noodles with half of the cottage cheese mixture.


Pour 1/3 of the sauce over the cheese mixture.


Layer the rest of the noodles over the sauce.


Then add the rest of the cottage cheese mixture…


and (you guessed it!) the rest of the sauce.


8. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium high heat and then cover. Let it simmer away for about 15 minutes or until the noodles are tender and cheese mixture is melted nicely. Be sure not to cook it at too high a temperature. You don’t want the bottom to burn.


9. Turn your oven to broil. Uncover your skillet of wonder and sprinkle 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese over the top of the bubbly sauce. Make sure that your skillet is “oven safe”. If it’s not just cover it with the lid and let the cheese melt on the stove top. If your skillet is oven safe, then pop that beauty in the oven and let the cheese get all gorgeous and bubbly. Should only take 3-4 minutes. Make sure to watch it closely, things can burn quickly when being broiled. 🙂


10. Remove the pan from the oven and let it sit for a couple of minutes.


Then dig in, baby.

Enjoy!!!! Serve with a nice green salad and some french bread.

30 Minute Skillet Lasagna from Jamie Cooks It Up!


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  1. 1
    March 17, 2014 at 7:42 am

    What kind of skillet is that? It appears wide & deep… just what I’m looking for!

    • 2
      March 17, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Hi Jen,
      I used a skillet that is 3 inches deep and 11 1/2 inches wide. You also want to be sure it is oven safe. I picked my skillet up at Costco, the brand is T-Fal. Best of luck to you!

  2. 3
    March 17, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Do you have to worry about the handle melting in the oven??

    • 4
      March 17, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Hi Liz,
      You will want to be sure to use a skillet that is oven safe. Best of luck to you!

  3. 5
    March 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Looks yummy!

  4. 6
    March 17, 2014 at 11:14 am

    This is brilliant. One of the reasons I hate making lasagna is all the steps, pots, etc….I will definitely try this! Thank you.

  5. 7
    Lizzy Stevens
    March 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Can’t wait to try this!!! Looks so yummy!!!

  6. 8
    Doris Jablonski
    March 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I’m forwarding this immediately to my husband to cook which is really easy. Looks delicious. Thanks

  7. 9
    March 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    this recipe sounds great, I will try it, Thank’s Jamie…Pat

  8. 10
    Pam Fox
    March 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Every time we had a snow day from school, I baked cookies for my daughter’s upcoming wedding 🙂

  9. 11
    March 21, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe, Jamie! We really enjoyed it. My husband told me it’s the best lasagna he’s ever eaten.

  10. 12
    March 23, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    We had this for dinner tonight. It was a total hit. My family of 5 loved it. Also there was enough for leftovers for lunches for the next couple of days. Win/win!

  11. 13
    Peggy Gibbons
    March 24, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I made this for dinner the day you posted it. Since there are just 2 of us I shared it with my sister and my adult son. We all loved it. It also reheats very well. Another winner, Jamie. I just printed your recipe for 30 minute skillet chicken enchiladas. I have to put some of the ingredients on my grocery list, but it won’t be long before I’ll be making it.

  12. 14
    April 1, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I would like to know if u can sub ground beef for Italian sausage?

    • 15
      April 2, 2014 at 8:42 am

      Yes, ground beef would work out fine. Good luck!

  13. 16
    April 14, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Can I just cook the regular noodles and use those instead of the oven ready?

    • 17
      April 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Yes, that would work out fine as well. Best of luck!

  14. 18
    April 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Does the cottage cheese taste like ricotta cheese? I’ve never used that in lasagna but it looks delicious !!!!!! Thxs trying for dinner tonight:) guess il find out soon can’t wait yummmm!!!

  15. 19
    May 6, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Just made this for dinner and got the thumbs up from everyone. Jamie saved dinner once again!!

  16. 20
    Olivia Strout
    May 13, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I have that same pan from Costco and love it!! I cook with is so often!

  17. 21
    May 24, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    This recipe sounds amazing and the pics are gorgeous. I will definitely be making this soon. I wanted to give you a little heads up. I first found this recipe on another site…she only used one of your pics but used the recipe word for word and she didn’t give you credit. It is located here: http://completerecipes.com/30-Minute-Skillet-Lasagna.html?back_url=./ It appears that she has posted a ton of recipes. You may want to check to see if she has replicated any other recipes of yours by clicking on her username.

  18. 22
    February 2, 2015 at 6:27 am

    I really look forward to your weekly menu plan. Everything looks and sounds so good, I sometimes wish I was in your family.

  19. 23
    January 22, 2016 at 7:48 am

    lol, looks sooo delicious!

  20. 24
    April 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Can you substitute the cottage cheese for Ricotta cheese? I’m not a fan of cottage cheese.

    • 25
      April 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Yes, Ricotta cheese would be a great substitute.
      Best to you!

  21. 26
    Ellie Hillmer
    October 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    How do I print this

  22. 27
    Ellie Hillmer
    October 18, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    How do I print this recipe?

  23. 28
    November 18, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Tried with ground turkey instead of Italian sausage and it was delicious!! I did find that 3 minutes in the broiler was a touch too long, but then again my oven runs a little hot. Used a large cast iron skillet.

  24. 29
    Karen W
    January 19, 2018 at 7:34 am

    That cheese looks amazing-did you grate your own?

    • 30
      January 19, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      I think I did grate my own for this particular recipe. It ends up melted quite a lot better than the prepackaged/grated cheese.
      Best of luck to you!

      • 31
        Karen W
        January 23, 2018 at 7:40 am

        thank you Jamie-making this for supper!

  25. 32
    March 28, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    So so yummy! Everyone enjoyed it. It’s a keeper for sure. Thank you.

  26. 33
    May 16, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Holy yum. I just made this & I’ll probably never make it in the oven again. I used a very good quality marinara and I believe that makes a big difference- I also turned mine into 3 layers of pasta rather than 2. I used about 1/2C more cottage cheese & 2 full 25oz jars of marinara. It was epic & delicious & a lifesaver for someone with a broken oven- thank you!!!!!! Oh also I didn’t have stewed tom so used Italian diced!

    • 34
      May 16, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      So happy it turned out well for you!
      Thanks for letting me know.

  27. 35
    July 17, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Minnesota isn’t a good time to turn on the oven! I was craving lasagna and found your recipe…thank you, thank you! Great recipe, so many ways to add and subtract veggies and keep the house cool. Thanks Jamie?

  28. 36
    November 20, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    “Once they are tender more cheese is sprinkle on the top”


    You also need a comma after “tender.”


  29. 37
    August 10, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    can I make this ahead of time and reheat? If so best way to reheat?

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