Skillet Meat Lasagna #SundaySupper

Happy Father’s Day!

Today is another edition of #SundaySupper and today we have to make a dish for Father’s Day.  When I think of a Father’s Day meal I think of meal that involves beef!  My Husband requested meat for his big day, but not my dish, he requested a fat steak wrapped in a pound of bacon.  I love the man, so I didn’t want to kill him with that!  I gave him the next best thing a meaty, cheesy quick lasagna!  One thing he does love is a heavy meat sauce for his pasta and this dish covers that!

Skillet Meat Lasagna

I never made skillet lasagna and I was a little concerned that I didn’t have enough cheese and that the no boil lasagna noodles wouldn’t soften up.  Well, this dish exceeded my expectations and my Husbands too!  The lasagna was rich, thick, cheesy and meaty!  My Husband loved it!  Since I had leftovers he was quick to say, I’ll have this for dinner tomorrow night!  Wow!  I don’t get that to often from him.

Skillet Meat Lasagna

Not only is this dish delicious, but it’s also perfect to serve for a quick week night meal.  I made everything in one pan and I cheated on this dish by using a jar of pasta sauce.  I was going to make my own pasta sauce, but I’ll be honest with you, I was too lazy!  How sad is that?

Skillet Meat Lasagna

I also made my lasagna healthy, by using only 1/2 cup of fat-free ricotta cheese and a 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese.  Don’t let that fool you, this was one of the most cheesy dishes I have ever made.  I guess you can tell the word of the day is “Cheesy”!  I also skimmed on the lasagna noodles and used only 2 oz, which is one serving.  It was perfect!  I do have to laugh, my Husband won’t touch whole wheat noodles, but in this dish he had no clue!! he he  Since I was making this for me too, I had to watch the calories and nutrition.  I didn’t want a 500 or more calorie pasta dish.

Skillet Meat Lasagna

Skillet Meat Lasagna
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4 servings
  • Serving size: ¼ of the pan
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
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    A lighter version of traditional lasagna that is quick, easy, cheesy, meaty and made in one pan.
    • 1lbs. ground beef, lean (I used 96/4)
    • ½ tbsp. garlic minced
    • ⅓ cup onion, diced
    • 3 Cups (1lbs 9 oz jar) Pasta Sauce (I used Whole Foods Roasted Vegetable)
    • 2 oz no bake whole wheat lasgana noodles, broken up
    • ½ cup Ricotta Cheese, fat free
    • ½ cup lite mozzarella cheese, divided
    1. In a skillet add ground beef, garlic, and onion and cook until beef is no longer pink, breaking up any large chunks. Drain the fat.
    2. Add half the jar pasta sauce to meat mixture; mix until combined. Drop chunks of ricotta cheese over meat and then add lasagna noodles, covering some of it with the meat. Add remaining pasta sauce and top with mozzarella cheese. Set burner to low, cover pan with a lid and bake until noodles are soft and cheese is melted; about 15 minutes. Check pasta with a fork.
    3. Let it cool for a couple of minutes and serve.
    Calories per serving: 302, Fat: 6.8, Cholesterol: 82, Sodium: 1017, Potassium: 20.7, Carbs: 24, Fiber: 2.2, Sugar: 10, Protein: 34.4

    Skillet Meat Lasagna

    I really love one dish meals, makes for easy clean-up!  Plus this dish would please any lasagna lover and best of all no-guilt!  Trust me, if my Husband didn’t notice that it was made healthy, no one in your family will either!  Just serve with a side salad and a mini loaf of garlic bread and you have one good Italian meal!

    Have a wonderful Father’s Day!  Now be sure to check out what the other members of the #SundaySupper gang will be bringing to their Father’s Day table.

    Enjoy your day!



    Skillet Meat Lasagna

    It’s that time of year to celebrate dear Ol’ Dad.  We all know the way to Dad’s heart on Father’s Day is through his stomach.  This week, the Sunday Supper Team is celebrating Dad’s by sharing our favorite Father’s Day Recipes.   This is a special event because through the Sunday Supper Movement, we have become an extended family.  I am honored to celebrate with all the special Dad’s, Grandfathers, Uncles and families that have been brought together by this amazing group.   Join us for this special #SundaySupper!

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    1. Ricotta and mozzarella in lasagne is divine. Glad to know that no-bake noodles work in a fry pan situation…Cute story about your husband not noticing the whole wheat variety on his dish =)

    2. I have never tried skillet lasagne but it looks so good I need to give it a try

    3. This looks so good! I think I may have to try it next weekend.

    4. Love lasagna! We actually considered it when we were deciding what to make for this weeks supper, but it’s more of something my father in law would like (its his signature dish!)

    5. That fat steak wrapped in bacon sounds like exactly what my hubby would request! Meat, meat, and more meat!

    6. Love this idea! I have never thought to do lasagna in a skillet before. I must give this a try.

    7. Ahhhh I love this skillet lasagna-so hearty! Mm!

    8. Quick and easy lasagna? I’m all for that!

    9. What’s interesting is I’m the one who would want the big steak wrapped in bacon and my husband would want the lasagna. I haven’t tried a skillet one but after seeing yours I’m all for making it for him real soon. It’s nice it’s a lighter version too.

    10. My dad would go crazy for this. He is definitely all about the meat and lasagna is his favorite dish ever.

    11. I actually haven’t heard of skillet lasagna until just now! I love lasagna, but yeah, it is SO much work. And so many dirty dishes. I maybe make it once every 2 years, just because it’s such a project. But this is totally do-able, even for a weeknight! And I have that same exact skillet so I know it’ll work. haha 🙂

    12. What a great and easy recipe, never made a skillet lasagna either. I will have to try that. Thanks so much for sharing yet another great recipe!!

    13. This is a perfect summer lasagna recipe! I loathe turning on the oven during the summer so this would take care of my lasagna cravings in the summer.

    14. LOVE this!

    15. I must try making lasagna in a skillet! This looks so good!

    16. Skillet Lasagna sounds great and with all these cheese and meat I’m sure it will be a hit in our house too 🙂 Will be trying this very soon!

    17. I’ve never thought of making a skillet lasagne but this looks so good! I love that you used both ricotta and mozzarella.

    18. All about the one-pot meals here! Have some homemade ricotta too, hmm…

    19. I’ve never tried a skillet lasagna. I feel like I’d have the same concerns you did, but it’s good to know it turns out! Yours looks so gooey and delicious!

    20. Ohhh yummy! You can’t go wrong with cheesy and delicious like this – looks like a great plate!

    21. Another winner!!!! I swear every recipe of yours that I try I love….made this last night as my husband is a lot like yours loves his meat…..he is not much into trying new things but he actually told me it was good!!! That’s a HUGE complement for him…LOL
      So Thank You again!! Now I’m going to have to make that chocolate chip cannoli dip with my leftover ricotta as well…I’ll let you know how that turns out too.


    22. This looks like such an easy skillet lasagna ! Love your healthy spin on it. Perfect for a quick weekday supper !! Trying this soon ! beautiful pics !

    23. Oh man lasagna is totally a guilty pleasure for me! Yummmm!

    24. I love how easy this lasagna is plus it looks absolutely divine. I will have to try it soon! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    25. A skillet version sounds like a great idea!

    26. I love skillet lasagna! Yours does look really cheesy!

    27. Hi Jennifer – I tried making this tonight, and it was a big hit with both my husband and me. The great thing about it for me, besides that it tastes great, is that the only kitchen I have at the moment is a microwave and electric skillet. It worked beautifully in the electric skillet. I am so pleased that every recipe of yours that I’ve tried has been a hit with my husband. (I wasn’t sure he liked the lentil enchiladas well enough for me to make them again soon, but when we were at the grocery store and he found some cumin – the store had been out of it when I first made them – his answer about whether I should make them again or not was to grab the bottle of cumin and put it in our cart.) It is a real compliment to you that he likes everything of your that I’ve made.


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