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Cast Iron Skillet Lasagna

 

Easy Cast Iron Skillet Lasagna Recipe

This family cast iron skillet lasagna dinner is very simple to make. You probably already have most of the ingredients at your house already. A delicious flavorful meat sauce, tons of cheese, making this the ultimate comfort food that your family is going to devour. 

What’s not to love about lasagna.?

Cheesy!

Hearty.

Delicious and comforting!

This lasagna recipe is what you need to make for your family dinner asap.

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Why This Recipe Works

This easy cast iron skillet lasagna works because it is so simple to prepare and make. Not only that, but it is a meal that just about everyone loves.

Who can pass up some cheesy lasagna?

Ingredients Needed for This Skillet Lasagna

You will need different sets of ingredients for different parts of this lasagna.

For the meat sauce, you are going to need the following:

  •  Extra-virgin olive oil

  • Onion 

  • Garlic cloves 

  • Ground turkey

  • Tomato sauce

  • Tomato paste

  • Seasonings

For the ricotta mixture, you are going to need the following:

Once you have all of your ingredients around, you can start making this skillet lasagna recipe.

How to Make Skillet Lasagna

If you would like to make this cast iron skillet lasagna, you just have to follow these simple steps:

  1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit .Heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes

  2. Add in oil and heat it until it simmers.Add onion and ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper (cook until onions are softened and lightly browned – should be about 5 to 7 minutes). Stir in the garlic and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant (should be about 30 seconds). Add the ground turkey, break it up with a wooden spoon or spatula, and cook it through until it is no longer pink (should be about 5 minutes).

  3. Stir in a jar of tomato sauce. Add ½ cup of water to the jar and shake to clean the jar of sauce (pour this into the pan). Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened (should be about 10 minutes).

  4. Transfer to the bowl except for a thin layer (about a cup of sauce should be remaining).

  5. In a separate bowl you will combine the ricotta, egg, complete seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.

  6. Stagger 7 noodle halves around the edge of the skillet and place 1 noodle half in the center. Dollop ⅓ of ricotta mixture over the noodles (top with ¼ cup of cheese and a heaping cup of sauce from the remaining sauce. Repeat this layering process 2 more times with the noodles, ricotta sauce, cheese, and then meat sauce

  7. Top with the remaining cheese (should be about 1 ½ cups).

  8. Transfer skillet to the oven, bake until cheese is golden brown, and lasagna is bubbling around the edges (should be about 30 minutes)

  9. Let the skillet lasagna cool for about 10 minutes before serving it

If you follow these steps, you can successfully make this cast iron skillet lasagna.

Assembling the Skillet Lasagna

If you follow the preparation instructions above, you will be able to assemble this skillet lasagna.

Just remember to follow the proper order for putting together the ingredients and the layers of the lasagna.

What is the Proper Way to Layer Lasagna?

To properly layer this cast iron skillet lasagna, you will just have to do the following pattern:

  • Noodles

  • Ricotta sauce

  • Cheese

  • Meat sauce

If you do this correctly, everything will cook well together and you will make a delicious lasagna.

How Many Layers Should Lasagna Have?

When you make this cast iron skillet lasagna, you should make sure it has 3 layers.

Do You Cook Lasagna Covered or Uncovered?

If you like to have a soft top on your lasagna, then you will want to bake it covered.

If you would like to have golden, brown cheese, you should bake it uncovered.

How Long Should Lasagna Sit Before Cutting It?

Before you cut your skillet lasagna, you should let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes first. This gives it time to cool down before serving it.

Tips for this Cast Iron Skillet Lasagna Recipe:

It is important that you do not substitute the ricotta cheese. From experience, substituting this cheese would affect the taste.

Also, when swapping ricotta cheese for another type of cheese, you get a different texture that isn’t so great.

Now that you know how to make this easy cast iron skillet lasagna recipe, you can put it on your list of new meals to make.

Helpful tools to make this Cast Iron Skillet Lasagna:

Mixing Bowls– the bowls I used to make the ricotta mixture in.

Cast Iron Skillet– the skillet I used to bake the lasagna in.

More weeknight recipes like this:

Dirty Rice (With Ground Turkey)

Turkey Stir Fry with Peppers and Onions

Honey Garlic Chicken

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Cast Iron Skillet Lasagna

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cast iron lasagna,, cast iron skillet lasagna, cast iron skillet recipe, skillet lasagna, skillet recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Dionne

Ingredients

Meat Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 24 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Ricotta Mixture

  • 15 ounces whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon complete seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces italian cheese shredded
  • No-boil lasagna noodles broken in half

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes
  • Add in oil and heat it until it simmers
  • Add onion and ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper (cook until onions are softened and lightly browned - should be about 5 to 7 minutes)
  • Stir in the garlic and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant (should be about 30 seconds)
  • Add the ground turkey, break it up with a wooden spoon or spatula, and cook it through until it is no longer pink (should be about 5 minutes)
  • Stir in a jar of tomato sauce
  • Add ½ cup of water to the jar and shake to clean the jar of sauce (pour this into the pan)
  • Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened (should be about 10 minutes)
  • Transfer to the bowl except for a thin layer (about a cup of sauce should be remaining)
  • In a separate bowl you will combine the ricotta, egg, complete seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Stagger 7 noodle halves around the edge of the skillet and place 1 noodle half in the center
  • Dollop ⅓ of ricotta mixture over the noodles (top with ¼ cup of cheese and a heaping cup of sauce from remaining sauce
  • Repeat this layering process 2 more times with the noodles, ricotta sauce, cheese, and then meat sauce
  • Top with the remaining cheese (should be about 1 ½ cups)
  • Transfer skillet to the oven, bake until cheese is golden brown, and lasagna is bubbling around the edges (should be about 30 minutes)
  • Let the skillet lasagna cool for about 10 minutes before serving it

Notes

It is important that you do not substitute the ricotta cheese. From experience, substituting this cheese would affect the taste.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Jessica Formicola 2020/09/16 at 4:59 pm

    5 stars
    I love lasagna, but I’ve never made it in a cast iron skillet before! I can’t wait to try this!

    • Reply Dionne 2020/09/21 at 1:58 pm

      I love making it in the skillet! I haven’t made it in a 13×9 in a while. Let me know how it goes when you try in! Enjoy!

  • Reply Beth 2020/09/16 at 5:17 pm

    5 stars
    Yummy! My husband is going to love this recipe! Can’t wait to try this!

    • Reply Dionne 2020/09/21 at 1:43 pm

      Let me know how you and your husband like it! Enjoy!

  • Reply Emily Liao 2020/09/16 at 5:58 pm

    5 stars
    This lasagna was so delicious and loved how it can be made right in the skillet!

    • Reply Dionne 2020/09/21 at 1:43 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply Denay DeGuzman 2020/09/16 at 7:51 pm

    5 stars
    My daughter made this cast-iron skillet lasagna and it was amazing! Not a morsel left in the pan.

    • Reply Dionne 2020/09/21 at 2:01 pm

      Aww! So glad it worked out well for your daughter! Thank you for trying it out!

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