Cheesy Italian Sausage Skillet Lasagna


I have wanted to make lasagna the past few weekends but we have been super busy. I finally decided to give in and make a skillet lasagna with all the cheesy goodness of a lasagna. Most of the time the skillet lasagnas don’t have enough cheese for me so I incorporate ricotta just like homemade lasagna and cross it with like a boxed lasagna mix (only better!).

Verdict:

This is a great way to make a weekday lasagna. One pan to make the whole thing and you get the wonderful flavors of lasagna! You can use sausage, ground beef, or leave the meat out all together.

I served this with a green side salad to complete the meal.

Cheesy Italian Sausage Skillet Lasagna

A simple skillet meal with lots of ricotta and Mozzarella cheese!

Ingredients:

    • 1 1/2  lb bulk Italian Sausage, or sausage removed from casings
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 3 cups spaghetti sauce
    • 1  cup water
    • 1 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
    • 12 ounces of pasta, I used ruffles to make it look more like lasagna
    • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • 1 -2 cups grated mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, cook Italian sausage and onions over medium heat, breaking the meat into small pieces with the back of a spoon, until meat is cooked through.  Drain off the grease.
  2. Stir in spaghetti sauce, water, garlic, basil, oregano, and pasta.
  3. Heat meat mixture to boiling, stirring often.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 12-15 minutes.  Stir occasionally.
  5. In a small bowl mix together ricotta cheese, egg, parsley, Parmesan cheese and pepper.
  6. Spread ricotta  cheese topping over the top of the pasta mixture in a smooth layer.  Top with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Cover and simmer until cheese has melted and is warmed through.
  8. Remove pan from heat and allow to sit for 3 minutes prior to serving.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. TMP says:

    That looks delicious with extra cheese 💕. I’ve never thought to make a lasagna without baking. Worth a try and might be better option when I need to make a small portion

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  2. Erika Kind says:

    You always have such inspiring ideas, Marci. Thank you for another one!

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  3. Gotta love a cook who uses CHEESE! 🍃🧀

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Glad to see you back! Hope you book is doing well.

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      1. Thanks! It’s a work in progress

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      2. Thanks for your help with the girls!!!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          I was so happy I could help! They were wonderful!

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  4. This looks so delicious! Wish to have it right now 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  5. Leif Price says:

    Guess what we’re having for dinner tonight? The wife saw this and without hesitation made it. Yummy!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Awe, wonderful! Hope you liked it!

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