5 Ingredient Easy Skillet Lasagna

This NEW 5 Ingredient Easy Skillet Lasagna is an absolute MUST MAKE! Made in just one skillet and perfect for the entire family.

I am all about one skillet meals lately, and this 5 Ingredient Easy Skillet Lasagna is an absolute favorite at our house. Filled with ground beef, your favorite marinara sauce, lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese. It’s simple yet incredibly satisfying.

5 Ingredient Easy Skillet Lasagna

I love this Easy Skillet lasagna for many reasons but to name a few–

  1. It only calls for 5 simple ingredients
  2. Made in ONE skillet
  3. Enjoy the coziness and deliciousness of lasagna but without hours of prep work!
5 Ingredient Easy Skillet Lasagna

Here are the 5 INGREDIENTS You will need!

  • Grass-fed ground beef
  • Marinara sauce
  • Uncooked lasagna noodles
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Olive oil, salt, and pepper (I don’t include these in the 5 ingredients as most of us have these items in our kitchens)

I obviously love keeping these 5 ingredient recipes extra simple, not only for myself but for you all, too! If you want to jazz it up, here are a few things you could add! — Fresh garlic, yellow onion, mushrooms, Italian seasoning, etc. etc.

5 Ingredient Easy Skillet Lasagna

How long will this last in the fridge?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and they should last for 3-4 days.

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?

Absolutely! Feel free to sub ground turkey instead of the ground beef, however, turkey tends to be quite bland, so season accordingly. Spicy italian sausage would also be delicious- yum!


As always, if you make and love this recipe, a comment and review below would be so very appreciated! Thank you for your support! xo, Lindsay


5 Ingredient Easy Skillet Lasagna

5 Ingredient Easy Skillet Lasagna
  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 5


  • 23 T olive oil
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 26 oz jar marinara
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken into 4 pieces each
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • Fresh basil and red pepper flakes, for serving, optional
  • Salt + Pepper (about 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper, more or less to taste)


  1. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat.  When oil is hot, add ground beef and cook, breaking up with the back of your spoon until fully cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.  Season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the entire jar of marinara to the skillet, and then add 1 cup water to the empty marinara jar and give it a shake.  Pour into skillet.
  3. Break up uncooked lasagna noodles and add to skillet.  Gently toss together until all noodles are nestled into the sauce.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until noodles are al dente.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. When noodles are cooked, dollop ricotta cheese all over the top, followed by shredded mozzarella.  Cover and cook another 3-5 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  5. Garnish with fresh basil and serve!
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  • Reply
    Nicole Whittaker
    August 24, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    SOO good and so easy! I added mushrooms and I would highly recommend!

    • Reply
      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      August 26, 2021 at 2:46 pm

      Yay! So happy you enjoyed it! Love the mushroom addition also– you absolutely cannot go wrong!! Thanks for sharing!

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