Skillet Lasagna


Make this easy, indulgent-tasting skillet lasagna with extra-lean ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken breast.

Total Time:
30 mins
5 cups


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 8 ounce ground turkey or extra-lean ground beef (93% lean)*

  • ¾ cup chopped green, red, or yellow sweet pepper

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 23.5 ounce jar light traditional-flavored pasta sauce, such as Prego Heart Smart

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cup packaged sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 3 cup dried wide egg noodles

  • ½ cup light ricotta cheese

  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (2 oz.)


  1. Coat an extra-large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium heat. Cook beef, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic until meat is browned; stirring to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off any fat. Stir in pasta sauce and water. Bring to boiling. Add mushrooms and uncooked noodles; stir to separate noodles. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and gently boil about 10 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.

  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl stir together ricotta, Parmesan, and Italian seasoning. Drop cheese mixture by spoonfuls into 10 small mounds (about 1 tablespoon each) on top pasta mixture in skillet. Sprinkle each mound with mozzarella. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese mixture is heated and mozzarella is melted. Serve immediately.

    Skillet Lasagna cooling on wire rack
    Jacob Fox


Ground turkey breast and ground chicken breast are great alternatives to extra-lean ground beef.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
9g Fat
37g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 556mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 164mg 13%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 846mg 18%
Folate, total 69mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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