Weeknight Skillet Lasagna Recipes So Easy and Delicious You'll Make Them Again and Again
There’s a lot to love about your skillet. Whether frying up some country ham in the morning or baking a gooey peach cobbler after supper, it’s there to get the job done—and with minimal cleanup. When it comes to busy weeknights, your skillet can even swoop in with a quick-fix dinner that doesn’t sacrifice heartiness or flavor. Our current favorite: skillet lasagna. The genius shortcut gives all of the Italian flair of the traditional pasta casserole, but requires much less time and effort. No slow-cooked marinara, intensive béchamel sauce, homemade noodles, or drawn-out bake times here. Make it a healthy lasagna or a stovetop lasagna, a white chicken lasagna or even a chicken enchilada lasagna. Just be sure to make it in your skillet. Here are 15 skillet lasagna recipes that are guaranteed to make weeknight dinners a breeze.
Skillet Spinach Lasagna
Recipe: Skillet Spinach Lasagna
This skillet lasagna keeps it nice and simple, but offers an extra kick of healthy eating with its handfuls of baby spinach. It’s easily the most delicious way to get your fill of superfoods on a weeknight.
Skillet Vegetable Lasagna
Recipe: Skillet Vegetable Lasagna
Filled with zucchini, mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes, this lasagna certainly packs more than its weight in flavor into a single skillet. The recipe is lightened up by skipping meat and using part-skim cheeses.
Spicy Sausage and Kale Skillet Lasagna
Consider this your new favorite lasagna recipe. Hot Italian sausage and fresh kale come together with traditional Italian ingredients to create a hearty skillet supper with a spicy kick.
Skillet White Chicken Lasagna
Recipe: Skillet White Chicken Lasagna
This one goes out to the true cheese lovers out there—not to mention, the rare yet very real tomato sauce haters. Loaded with mushrooms, spinach, and chicken, this white lasagna is held together with a creamy cheese sauce.
Chicken Enchilada Skillet Lasagna with Chorizo
A spicy tomato sauce pairs perfectly with this enchilada-inspired skillet lasagna that uses both chicken and chorizo. Serve up this melty, bubbly dish with a spread of Tex-Mex toppings like avocado, sliced cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and sour cream.
Cheesy Polenta Skillet
Recipe: Cheesy Polenta Skillet
This isn’t your typical lasagna. Get ready to put those lasagna noodles away and pull out the polenta. The recipe calls for ground turkey, but a little goes a long way. Utilize the leftovers by stirring into chili, making burger patties, or using as a filling for lettuce cups.
Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna
Recipe: Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna
You don’t need to be a vegetarian to enjoy this cheesy skillet dish. Zucchini, mushrooms, spinach, and—surprise!—lentils make up a hearty and healthy veggie lasagna that’ll satisfy your pasta cravings.
Tex-Mex Enchilada Skillet Lasagna
Let’s take it from Italian to Tex-Mex. Layers of seasoned ground turkey, Monterey Jack cheese, red enchilada sauce, and lasagna noodles make this fiesta-worthy skillet lasagna a little more fun than your typical weeknight dinner. Garnish with avocado and cilantro.
Easy One-Pot Lasagna
Recipe: Easy One-Pot Lasagna
It’s hard to beat this 30-minute skillet pasta dish in terms of quick-fix appeal. Every step can be done in the same skillet, which means that cleanup time is basically eliminated. Ideal for a busy night, this meal is simple and satisfying.
Spicy One-Skillet Lasagna
Recipe: Spicy One-Skillet Lasagna
Chef Giada de Laurentiis knows Italian food. If she thinks turning lasagna into an easy skillet-friendly dinner is just as good as the traditional version, then we’re definitely on board. Spicy Italian sausage gives the perfect kick to her rendition.
Ree Drummond’s Skillet Chicken Lasagna
The Pioneer Woman knows how to pull out a hearty weeknight dinner in mere minutes, but we give extra points to this recipe for its low-maintenance, high-yield (read: will easily feed the entire family) result. Keep the drippings from grilling the chicken in the skillet as you continue cooking the skillet lasagna, and you’re set with a whole bunch of savory flavor.
Jeannette’s Lazy Skillet Lasagna
Recipe: Jeannette’s Lazy Skillet Lasagna
This even lazier version of the skillet lasagna is made up of layers of cheesy round ravioli that fit perfectly into the round skillet. (No Tetris-esque fitting of lasagna noodles required!) It’s the kind of no-fuss meal you’ll love to have on hand.
Skillet Chicken Lasagna
Recipe: Skillet Chicken Lasagna
Step aside, chicken spaghetti. This chicken lasagna not only turns that basic Bolognese sauce on its head, but it makes your baking dish irrelevant. Creamy ricotta, cubed mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses make sure this one-pot dinner hits all the cheesy notes.
Three-Cheese Skillet Lasagna
Recipe: Three-Cheese Skillet Lasagna
It doesn’t get much better than this simple lasagna with only eight ingredients, especially when cooked in a skillet. Between the garlicky tomato sauce and three cheeses, it’s guaranteed to be a family favorite.
Quick-and-Easy Skillet Lasagna
Recipe: Quick-and-Easy Skillet Lasagna
If you think every lasagna calls for the oven, try again. This quick and easy recipe switches things up by cooking a bubbly, cheesy skillet lasagna on the stovetop. Top with slices of fresh mozzarella near the end of cooking, and it’ll look straight out of Italy.