Easy Cheesy Skillet Lasagna

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I am one busy momma.  I run 4 companies at a time and still need to run a house full of kids, a husband and a slough of four-legged creatures.  Dinnertime can sometimes be the last thing I want to think about after a busy day of wearing several hats.


Ragú® reached out and asked if I’d be up for the challenge of creating a quick weeknight meal that wasn’t bogged down with 8 million ingredients.  Something a busy Mom would whip together to feed an army.  I knew I was ready to accept so I wouldn’t have to see the “chicken again” faces around here.

Part of the challenge was to take a recipe from Ragú® website and make it my own using Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce and have it ready to eat in no more than 40 minutes.  Lasagna?  That never takes less than 40 but I knew that’s what I wanted to make.


This is one tasty skillet of cheesy goodness.  No, it’s not your typical lasagna with layers, but for a dinner in under 30, it hits the mark!  Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional sauce helps make this dish even better with its thick texture.  Each jar has 11 juicy tomatoes and it’s packed with rich flavor.  This recipe is a great base to add in any veggies that are in season or even switch it up by using ground turkey or chicken in place of sausage.  The possibilities are endless, but the result will be delicious.

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For the Ragú® Tra-Dish Challenge I modified this recipe:

Ragú No Boiling Lasagna


  • 2 containers (15 oz. ea.) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 jars (1 lb. 8 oz. ea.) Ragú® Old World Style® Pasta Sauce
  • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese and eggs in bowl; set aside.
  2. Spread 1 cup Pasta Sauce in 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Layer 4 uncooked noodles, then 1 cup Sauce and ½ of the ricotta cheese mixture; repeat. Top with remaining 4 uncooked noodles and remaining Sauce.
  3. Bake 1 hour covered tightly with aluminum foil. Remove foil and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake uncovered an additional 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Now for my Skillet Version in 30 minutes!

Easy Cheesy Skillet Lasagna

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Easy Cheesy Skillet Lasagna

A quick weeknight meal in under 30 minutes. Easy Cheesy Skillet Lasagna is easy and tasty.


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 lb. ground spicy sausage
  • 1 medium red pepper, diced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 jar Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-package No Boil lasagna sheets, broken
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary
  • 8 ounces ricotta
  • 8 ounces part-skim mozzarella, shredded, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, minced


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil. Swirl to coat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the sausage, red pepper and mushrooms and sauté until meat is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the jar of Ragú Old World Style Traditional sauce, broken lasagna noodles, water and rosemary. Stir to combine. Cover and turn heat down to medium-low. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente. Remove the lid and add the ricotta, 2/3 of the cheese and the parsley and stir to combine. Top with remaining mozzarella and serve immediately.

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  • Justyna
    March 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Heather, this is such a brilliant idea. My traditional lasagna takes 30 min to prepare without cooking time… I am so making this for lunch tomorrow!
    Thanks for sharing! x

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  • Karli
    August 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    This looks so good! AND EASY!!!

  • Heather Lian
    March 21, 2014 at 11:19 am

    That looks absolutely delicious! I’m still on my quest for the ‘perfect’ lasagna, so I’m going to give this a try!