Lasagna Skillet

Dive into the convenience and deliciousness of Skillet Lasagna, a perfect meal for those busy weeknights. Combining the classic flavors of traditional lasagna with the ease of a skillet meal, this dish is both time-saving and mouthwateringly good.

Why You Will Love This Skillet Lasagna:

  1. Quick and Easy: Ready in just about 30 minutes, perfect for a fast and satisfying meal.
  2. One-Pan Wonder: Minimal cleanup required since everything is made in one skillet.
  3. Rich and Flavorful: The combination of beef, pork, and aromatic spices creates a rich and deep flavor.
  4. Lactose-Free Cheese Option: Topped with Lifeway Farmer Cheese, which is 99% lactose-free, making it suitable for those with lactose sensitivity.
  5. Comfort Food: It offers the comfort and taste of traditional baked lasagna.
  6. Versatile: Easily adaptable for different dietary needs or preferences.
  7. Family-Friendly: A hit with both adults and kids, making dinner time enjoyable for everyone.
  8. Perfect for Leftovers: Tastes great the next day, making it ideal for meal prep or leftovers.

Ingredients Needed To Make Skillet Lasagna

For the Lasagna:

  • Ground beef
  • Ground pork
  • Kosher salt
  • Marinara sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • GF lasagna noodles

For the Cheese Topping:

  • Lifeway Farmer Cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning blend

Variations & Substitutions

  1. Ground Beef and Pork:
    • Vegetarian: Replace with a plant-based ground meat substitute, mushrooms, or lentils for a vegetarian version.
    • Poultry: Use ground turkey or chicken as a leaner alternative.
  2. GF Lasagna Noodles:
    • Regular Noodles: If gluten isn’t a concern, use regular lasagna noodles.
    • Other Pasta: Substitute with other types of pasta like penne or rigatoni.
  3. Marinara Sauce:
    • Homemade Sauce: Make your own sauce with crushed tomatoes, herbs, and spices.
    • Different Flavors: Use a roasted garlic or basil marinara for a flavor variation.
  4. Parmesan Cheese:
    • Other Cheeses: Swap with Asiago, Pecorino Romano, or a blend of Italian cheeses.
    • Vegan Cheese: For a dairy-free version, use a vegan parmesan substitute.
  5. Lifeway Farmer Cheese:
    • Ricotta: Use ricotta cheese for a similar texture and taste.
    • Cottage Cheese: A good alternative for a lighter cheese topping.
    • Vegan Cheese: Opt for a lactose-free, vegan cheese if dairy is a concern.
  6. Kosher Salt:
    • Sea Salt: Substitute with sea salt, adjusting the quantity as needed for taste.
    • Seasoning Blends: Use a garlic salt or seasoned salt for extra flavor.
  7. Garlic Powder and Italian Seasoning:
    • Fresh Herbs: Use fresh garlic and a mix of fresh Italian herbs like basil, oregano, and thyme.
    • Spice Variations: Experiment with different spices like red pepper flakes for heat or smoked paprika for depth.

How To Make Skillet Lasagna

This is a fairly easy and simple recipe to make! Let’s dig in (no pun intended).

For the Lasagna:

  1. Cook the Noodles: Begin by cooking the GF lasagna noodles according to the package directions. Once cooked, roughly break them into smaller pieces.
  2. Cook the Meat: Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and ground pork to the skillet. Break the meat into larger chunks and season it with kosher salt. Cook until the meat is fully browned and no longer pink.
  3. Add Sauce and Cheese: Pour the marinara sauce into the skillet with the cooked meat. Stir in the Parmesan cheese until it melts and blends with the sauce and meat.
  4. Combine with Noodles: Add the cooked and broken lasagna noodles to the skillet. Toss everything together, ensuring the noodles are well coated with the sauce and meat mixture.

For the Cheese Topping:

  1. Prepare the Topping: In a mixing bowl, combine Lifeway Farmer Cheese, kosher salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning blend. Mix these ingredients until well combined.
  2. Top the Lasagna: Spread this cheese mixture over the top of the skillet lasagna.

Commonly Asked Questions

We know you have questions, and we’re here to answer them!

Can I use regular lasagna noodles instead of GF?

Yes, you can substitute GF noodles with regular lasagna noodles if gluten isn’t a concern.

Can I make this dish vegetarian?

Definitely! Replace the ground meats with a vegetarian alternative like mushrooms, zucchini, or a plant-based meat substitute.

How long does this skillet lasagna last in the fridge?

Store it in an airtight container, and it should last for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze skillet lasagna?

Yes, it freezes well. Just thaw it in the fridge overnight before reheating.

Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?

Of course! Feel free to add spinach, bell peppers, or any other vegetables you like.

Skillet Lasagna

You’ll wanna save this recipe! This dish is ready within 30 minutes making it perfect for a weeknight meal! Top the skillet lasagna with @Lifewaykefir Farmers cheese. Their cheese is 99% lactose free and adds a great richness to this dish. Giving it the taste of baked lasagna!
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Course: Main Course, Pasta
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 786kcal


  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Skillet


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 32 oz marinara
  • 8 oz parmesan cheese
  • 9 oz GF lasagna noodles use our favorite noodles
  • 1 cup Lifeway Farmer Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend


  • Cook the noodles according to the directions.
  • I used lasagna noodles and roughly broke them up.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the ground beef and pork.
  • Break it up into larger pieces and season with salt.
  • Once cooked add the marinara and parmesan cheese.
  • Once the cheese is melted, toss in the cooked noodles.
  • Top with the farmers cheese and enjoy!
  • Mix the ingredients together and top the lasagna skillet with the cheese. Enjoy!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 786kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 2157mg | Potassium: 1001mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 502mg | Iron: 4mg
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