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Three-Cheese Skillet Lasagna

A simple garlicky tomato sauce and three Italian cheeses make this super-quick version of lasagna especially delicious.

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  • Servings: 4
Three-Cheese Skillet Lasagna

Source: Everyday Food, September 2009


  • 43 ounces canned whole peeled plum tomatoes (from a 28-ounce can and a 15-ounce can)
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese, room temperature
  • 1 box (12 ounces) no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup grated pecorino or Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a food processor, pulse tomatoes until coarsely pureed. In a large deep skillet, bring tomatoes, garlic, and oil to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce to a simmer and cook on medium until thickened, about 12 minutes (you should have 5 cups marinara sauce).

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together egg yolk, ricotta, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  3. Carefully pour sauce into a heatproof bowl and return 3/4 cup to skillet; spread sauce evenly. Add a single layer of noodles, breaking them up to fit. Top with half the ricotta mixture, spreading evenly. Follow with a second layer of noodles, then 1 1/2 cups marinara. Add a third layer of noodles, then remaining ricotta mixture. Follow with a final noodle layer, then remaining sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella and pecorino over top.

  4. Bake lasagna until golden and bubbling, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note

Breaking the lasagna noodles into pieces allows you to arrange them easily and snugly in the skillet without large gaps between them.

Reviews (6)

  • aulait 24 Jul, 2011

    Like the idea of "skillet" pasta dishes. Why put into Oven? Not rude, just over 100 degrees outside for past week. Will try a skillet lasagna on top of stove and get back if works or not. Thanks!

  • aek15 18 Oct, 2010

    What size pan does this recipe require? It just says "a large deep skillet", but in the video she is using a saute pan. I cannot tell the size, but I think the pan size will make a difference in how the lasagna cooks.

  • benjaminmorehead 29 Jan, 2010

    This was really easy to make and even better to eat. I added some fresh oregano to the sauce because I had some in the fridge.

  • bonnetta 13 Oct, 2009

    You can buy the tomatoes in the can already crushed. This will save even more time.

  • jak526 12 Oct, 2009

    they make lasagna noodles that are "no boil" - they cook w/ the sauce

  • karaokekid 12 Oct, 2009

    What do you mean by No Boil Noodles?

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