20-Minute Skillet Lasagna Recipe

I remember that this time of year was always crazy-busy for my mom . . . at one point, she had 5 of us 6 girls all involved in a city soccer league and it seemed like her evenings consisted of driving us around to our different games and practices. Then there were piano lessons, end-of-year school programs, tumbling . . . the list goes on and on! Now that my kids are getting a little older, our schedules are filling up and dinner quickly becomes a low priority. Sometimes you just need something that you can throw together in a matter of minutes! And when the weather is this beautiful, who wants to spend time slaving over a hot oven?  This Skillet Lasagna recipe is so fast and easy! I whipped up dinner in less than one episode of Dora the Explorer and my kids (and husband!) loved it. This will be a new staple around our house!

Serves: 8

20 Minute Skillet Lasagna Recipe

A delicious twist on lasagna that can be made in just 20 minutes!

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (12 ounce) package bow tie pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. After noodles are cooked, drain and drizzle with olive oil, and add in spaghetti sauce.
  4. Then add in browned hamburger, seasonings, cheese, and sour cream.
  5. Mix together and allow it all to combine and melt together over low heat, for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.



6252 cal


155 g


1054 g


204 g
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40 Responses to “20-Minute Skillet Lasagna Recipe”

  1. Havent made this in a long time and I love the idea of bowtie noodles. much heartier noodle like a lasangne noodle and I have 2 bags waiting in the wings. I dont use the sour cream but I do add in some ricotta/cottage cheese mix really makes it taste like a ziti/lasagne.
  2. I made this last week to switch it up from our regular spaghetti and it was a huge hit with my husband!! This will be a new staple around our house. So quick and easy and kid-friendly!! Thanks for such a great recipe. I just found your blog last week and I really love it!! You guys have some great recipes and I love how easy it is to navigate around. :)
  3. Michelle
    This is delicious! I'm usually not a fan of pasta and pasta sauce, but I made this because my boyfriend thought it sounded good, and I'm glad I did! Thanks for the recipe. This is the best pasta dish I've had and only minimal cost. Perfect!
  4. I love your blog, and I've prepared several of your dishes (w/some minor adjustments) in order to suit my family's palate. I love 'short-cut' meals, and this dish sounds pretty quick & easy to prepare on a busy evening. I do however, have a slight issue with using Sour Cream for 'creaminess' in this dish! Sour Cream will 'throw-off' the entire flavor of this Lasagna dish! If you ever made a REAL Italian Lasagna, you'd know that there is NO Sour Cream in it! Try using (Low-Fat) Ricotta Cheese', ( or) '2% Cottage Cheese', (or) "Neufrachel Cheese" in place of the 'Sour Cream'.... in order to obtain the 'creaminess'. I don't feel that the 'Sour Cream ' would EVER work in this dish, but this is (only) my personal opinion.
    • Here is the link with the nutritional information for 20 Minute Skillet Lasagna. A lot of our recipes are on MyRecipeMagic.com and it gives the nutrition. https://www.myrecipemagic.com/20-minute-skillet-lasagna-recipe-2502135883.html

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