Easy High Protein Skillet Lasagna

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Introducing the simplest and most mouthwatering high-protein lasagna you’ll ever whip up – all in just one skillet. No need to fuss over boiling noodles separately or dealing with complicated layering. With this Easy High Protein Skillet Lasagna, it’s as easy as browning onions and garlic, tossing in the seasonings, lasagna noodles, marinara sauce, and cheeses, and letting it all cook up right in the pan. Can you believe how effortless that sounds? Trust me, once you try this, you won’t even consider going back to the traditional lasagna-making method – it’s just that much easier.

But before we dive in, let’s address the elephant in the room – this isn’t your classic Italian lasagna, and I’m not pretending it is. It’s lasagna-inspired and perfect for busy moms like myself who don’t always have the luxury of making everything from scratch or preparing lasagna the old-fashioned way. So, let’s embrace the simplicity because I guarantee your taste buds (and your kids) will be singing your praises, earning you the coveted mom-of-the-year title!

Easy High Protein Skillet Lasagna

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 6


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic mashed
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 24- ounce Jar Marinara or Bolognese Sauce
  • 1 cup Water
  • 7 large Lasagna Noodles broken into pieces
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese


  • Heat a 10 or 12-inch skillet (cast iron works great, but any large skillet will do) over medium heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, add olive oil, onion, and garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, then add the ground beef.
  • Cook the meat, breaking it up with your utensil, for about 5 minutes until it just starts to brown.
  • Add Italian seasoning, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Pour in the marinara sauce and water.
  • Break up the lasagna noodles and spread them over the beef mixture, ensuring they’re covered with liquid.
  • Cover the pan and reduce heat to low-medium.
  • Cook for 23-25 minutes until the noodles are al dente.
  • In a bowl, mix together the cheeses.
  • Turn off the heat, uncover the skillet, and stir in the cheese mixture. Sprinkle extra Parmesan and mozzarella on top.
  • Broil for about 2 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  • Finish with a sprinkle of chopped basil, if desired, and dig in!

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