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Easy Weeknight Lasagna

Easy Weeknight Lasagna – Make lasagna any night of the week with this easy skillet lasagna recipe!

easy weeknight lasagna in a pan

My son comes home today!!  He only left on Wednesday, so it isn’t like it was a long time or anything. But this is the first time he has been away from home and not at families house.  He has spent the weekend with his aunt and uncle, or a week at Grandma’s before.  But this was a school trip.  In Colorado they do something called Eco Week when they are in 5th grade.  They go up into the mountains to hike, camp, and learn about the outdoors for 3 days.  I can’t wait to hear all about it, I am sure they all had so much fun!!

easy weeknight lasagna on a plate

Did you know that October is healthy pasta month?  I had no idea!  But we live on pasta at our house, so I am excited to be working with Dreamfields Pasta to celebrate!  You may remember that I worked with Dreamfields this summer on a Middle Eastern Salad.  I am super happy they asked me to create a healthier weeknight lasagna, because if I can enjoy pure comfort food without the guilt, I am one happy girl.  And if I can have lasagna on a Tuesday night, even better!

easy weeknight lasagna on a plate

To make lasagna easy for a weeknight it is cooked in a skillet.  The noodles are broken into small pieces and then cooked, before adding to the sauce.  This easy weeknight lasagna is made healthier by using ground turkey breast as well as part skim cheeses.  And don’t for get the pasta!  Dreamfields pasta is full of fiber and protein that makes it a great choice any night of the week.  The lasagna skillet comes together in less than 30 minutes.  You are cooking the pasta at the same time you are browning the meat and making the sauce.  Then you just toss together with cheese to serve.  Definitely has all the flavors of a traditional lasagna, but in a fraction of the time!

Yield: 8

Easy Weeknight Lasagna

easy weeknight lasagna on a plate

Easy Weeknight Lasagna - Make lasagna any night of the week with this easy skillet lasagna recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 box Dreamfields Lasagna, , broken into 2 to 3-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, , minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can, (14 ounces) Italian-style diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans, (14 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, , divided
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, (optional)
  • Fresh basil, , chopped (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and onion. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until turkey is browned and cooked through and onion is translucent, stirring occasionally and breaking turkey into crumbles. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, or until garlic is fragrant, stirring frequently. Add Italian seasoning and oregano to skillet. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce to skillet. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Remove from heat.
  3. Add pasta to turkey-tomato sauce. Add 1/2 cup of the mozzarella and the ricotta cheese; stir until melted and combined. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil, if desired


Nutrition information (1/8 of recipe): 380 calories; 25 g protein; 48 g carbohydrates; 12 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 270 mg sodium; 7 g total dietary fiber.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

8 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 244Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 69mgSodium 682mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 31g

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To spread the #HealthyPastaMonth love, I have a fun prize pack up for grabs! I have teamed up with Dreamfields, for one winner to receive a family pack of Dreamfields pasta plus a $25 gift card!

Be sure to follow along all month long! Dreamfields is sharing a new recipe, from a different blogger, everyday in October!

**Dreamfields Pasta compensated me for my time to create this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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Tuesday 20th of October 2015

We love pasta in our home and I make it a lot. I am not sure how to enter the contest, but please enter me. Thanks

Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

Saturday 10th of October 2015

Lasagna on a weeknight sounds pretty fantastic, that looks so much faster and easier than traditional lasagna! I'll have to try it!

Justine | Cooking and Beer

Saturday 10th of October 2015

I feel like I need to join this whole lasagna in a skillet club. SOOOO easy, and this looks sooooo delicious! Pinned!


Friday 9th of October 2015

This looks so yummy and easy for dinnertime! Can't wait to try!

Jennifer Essad

Friday 9th of October 2015

I like this recipe you shared, recently I started using poultry in place of beef in my meal prep too

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