Cheesy Skillet Lasagna Your Family Will Love. This easy skillet lasagna has all the flavors of a traditional lasagna cooked on the stove top in a cast iron skillet.
Now that we are officially enjoying fall, warm comfort meals like lasagna that feed the belly, and soothe the soul are in high demand around here.
My kids are big on pasta based dishes and foods that contain cheese, or ground beef. Since I do love to cook, I do not mind making dinner for my family, but some of their favorite home-cooked meals like lasagna could get a bit time consuming.
Typically, lasagna requires the use of several pans, bowls, and spoons to prep which is not so fun afterwards. I like to wash my pans by hand, but don’t always have the time to do so during busy weeknights.
If you love comfort foods, you too will enjoy this Quick & Easy Skillet Lasagna Pasta with Ground Beef because it is truly a 30 minute meal! I love meals that are super fast to prep because I do not always feel like being tied up in the kitchen. While I do love to cook, my busy schedule sometimes gets the best of me so fast meals are awesome!
Want to make Quick & Easy Skillet Lasagna Pasta with Ground Beef for your family?
- 1 medium white onion
- 1 lb of ground beef
- 1 box of Barilla Pronto Elbows
- 1 jar of Barilla Marinara or your favorite type
- 1 cup of cottage cheese
- 1 cup of ricotta cheese
- 2 cups of Italian Style Shredded cheese
- Fresh Parsley
- salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper to taste
Pan fry your meat and onion until meat is fully cooked, drain grease
In a large cast iron skillet, add three cups of cold water, and 1 box of Barilla Pronto, boil for 10 minutes flat. I like to stir mine a bit so that the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
Once the pasta is done, add in meat and onion mixture, cottage, ricotta, sauce and 1 cup of Italian style shredded cheese.
Mix and top with remaining cheese.
Place in the oven for 15 minutes at 350
When your Quick & Easy Skillet Lasagna Pasta with Ground Beef top with freshly chopped parsley.
Your family is sure to love this quick and easy skillet pasta dish.
- 1/2 cup sweet onion chopped
- 1 lb ground beef
- salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to taste
- 8 ounces elbows *we used Barilla Pronto Pasta
- 16 ounces marinara sauce
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 cups Italian style shredded cheese
- 1 tbsp parsley
- In your large cast iron pan (or another skillet) pan-fry your meat and onion until meat is fully cooked, drain grease and set meat aside in another bowl.
- Once you drain grease from the skillet, add three cups of cold water, and 1 box of Barilla Pronto (requires no draining *see notes below*, boil for 10 minutes flat. (I like to stir mine a bit so that the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pan).
- Once the pasta is done, add in meat and onion mixture, cottage, ricotta, sauce and 1 cup of Italian style shredded cheese.
- Mix and top with remaining cheese .
- Place in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degree f.
- Top with fresh parsley.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
As an Italian, I am pretty sure it’s illegal to make lasagna in a skillet ;) My kids would seriously love this :)
Yum! This is so perfect for a quick, comforting, tasty weeknight meal!
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says
That looks seriously tasty. I love the idea of making it in a skillet!
Janis @MommyBlogExpert says
This looks really delicious. I’m amazed that lasagna can be made in a skillet.
I’m going to swap out cheeses and give this a try! Not a fan of ricotta or cottage cheese so I use alternatives in lasagne, but love the idea of Pronto Pasta!
I’ve seen this Barilla Pronto Pasta on the shelves at my local grocery store. I wasn’t quite sure what was so special about it, but if it saves time I must try it!
Jenna Wood says
You have me drooling with those step by step photos- I can almost smell my screen simmering! I love simple meal solutions and this looks like a delicious, and hearty one!
Wow. That is funny. My husband just made what he called a deconstructed lasagna for dinner last night. Looks like yours and it was so good!
Jody Smith says
This looks absolutely amazing! It also looks easier to make than a traditional lasagna but with all the flavor. Skillet meals are my favorite.
super yummy. i love this way this dish looks. i love all that its made in a skillet how different.
This looks delicious! We eat pasta once or twice a week in our home, this is definitely a recipe to try :)
This looks so good. I love an easy dinner that doesn’t require me to have to do a ton of dishes.
Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins says
This looks amazingly delicious and I think my mouth watered like five times while reading your post.
Thanks. Would have liked to know what size jar of marinara sauce and what size box of macaroni.
Hi, a normal sized jar of sauce and 12 ounces of pasta.
Goulash :P Looks yummy!
Looks great!!! So you do not drain what water is left in the pan after the pasta is cooked? It’s part of the sauce?
Hi, this pasta variety we used did not require any draining. However, if you were to use regular pasta, you would prepare it as normal and then move onto the skillet step.