Fast weeknight lasagna can be a reality with this easy, no-bake skillet lasagna recipe with sweet Italian sausage, onions, and fresh mozzarella cheese.
Banish those memories of spending hours baking lasagna in the oven only to end up with stiff lasagna noodles and bland sauce. Try my skillet lasagna recipe — everything cooks in a single pan on the stove, and it can take as little as 30 minutes of cooking time. I’ve also added a pinch of cayenne to lend a bit of spiciness to the sauce — this is a must-try. The herbs and spices are where you can be creative and add whatever flavorings you have on hand. I’ve included oregano, garlic, and chives in the recipe ingredients; another good idea is basil.
One of my favorite parts of making this dish was “decorating” it with mozzarella. After the lasagna noodles are cooked, the subsequent step is taking thinly sliced mozzarella cheese and distributing it across the top of the lasagna. You’ll end up with the beautiful lasagna as shown in the photograph above, with big white mozzarella circles in a sea of delicious red tomato sauce. I recommend slicing the mozzarella as thin as possible — 1/4 inch or thinner — so that it melts quickly when the pan is covered and so that you don’t end up with huge bites of cheese in your mouth.
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