Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna

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 Made with three different types of cheese and green onions, this Creamy Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna is comfort food to the core! 
 Made with three different types of cheese and green onions, this Creamy Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna is comfort food to the core!

This Creamy Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna is a dish that was discovered unexpectedly in a stressful situation. It contains three types of cheese (including cream cheese) and has chopped green onions to give it a little sparkle.

We came across this recipe before our PCS move from Louisiana to New Mexico. Around two weeks before our big move, we found ourselves desperate for ways to use up most of our food items. I found this recipe on the internet and it has been in our family since.

 
Made with three different types of cheese and green onions, this Creamy Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna is comfort food to the core!
 
This lasagna was placed on the last menu I ever wrote in the Cajun state.  Truth be known, I wanted to blog about it the same day I made it, however, taking pictures of it just wasn’t going to be possible with all the boxes and packing paper surrounding the kitchen table (which is where I take the majority of my pictures).  I decided to take the recipe with me on the trip, saving it for when we truly were able to settle down.

Creamy Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna

When I made this the first time, the entire family LOVED it (to include our picky eater).  Husband Man suggested that it needed to be our go-to recipe for lasagna.

The traditional way of making lasagna is with a casserole dish and a certain number of pots and pans. This new way of making it replaces the casserole dish with a skillet. You also only need one bowl to mix most of the ingredients. The noodles also cook along with the rest of the recipe, eliminating boiling them beforehand. It literally is a one skillet meal AND one bowl meal!

Did you know lasagna would be THAT easy to make?

I certainly didn’t! Up until now, I used to make ours the traditional way. This recipe definitely cured that! We have made this for family and friends when they come to visit and all of them end up requesting the recipe. It has remained in our family’s treasured volt of recipes and we hope it ends up in yours as well!

Made with three different types of cheese and green onions, this Creamy Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna is comfort food to the core!

Made with three different types of cheese and green onions, this Creamy Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna is comfort food to the core!

Creamy Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna

Made with three different types of cheese and green onions, this Creamy Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna is comfort food to the core!Serving Size: 1 piece 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8 people
Calories Per Serving: 492

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 4-8 regular lasagna noodles
  • 24 oz. jar of tomato and basil pasta sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of water
  • 16 oz. container low-fat cottage cheese
  • 8 oz. package of full fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley flakes
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend or mozzarella

Instructions

  • In a 12 inch skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until beef is thoroughly cooked and the onions are translucent, stirring frequently. Drain and put back in skillet.
  • Add uncooked noodles, breaking them into 2 inch squares. Add pasta sauce and water. Mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat medium-low. Cover and cook for 15 to 17 minutes or until noodles are tender and the liquid is mostly absorbed.
  • In a large bowl, combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, green onions, and parsley flakes. Mix well.
  • Spoon cottage cheese mixture evenly over cooked beef and noodles. Sprinkle with Italian cheese blend. Cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Libby's Notes

Do not worry about breaking the noodles into 2 inch squares. Just break them apart so they will fit in the skillet.
Recipes Source: Adapted from Pillsbury.comย 

Nutrition

Calories: 492kcal
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18 Comments

  1. This looks awesome!! Quick, easy, no muss-no fuss, and yummy! Love lasagna, but hate the time consuming recipe……so this fits the bill! Thanks.

  2. Talk about a super short cut!
    I'm use to taking a bit of time making my lasagna.
    I happen to enjoy all the prep that goes into making this dish.
    But, for one of those days when time is very short and I have a very hungry hubby, I will try this recipe out.

    1. It is a really good dish to make if you are pressed for time. It was nice to not have to mess with the oven ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I'm adding this to my April Dinner Menu. It looks great and I love skillet recipes.

    1. Awesome Tina! I hope you and the family enjoy it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. barbara dell says:

      Libby, I made this lst night for supper. I bought campanelle (?) pasta they look like the curly ends of lasagna instead of breaking up whole lasagna noodles. It was delicious! A whole lot quicker than making a pan and baking it for an hour like traditional lasagna. this is what i'll be making from now on. Thanks for the great recipe!

    3. You are very welcome Barbara! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I'm so glad your family loved it Gina! It's become a family favorite here as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I made this tonight. I don't know if I will ever make a traditional lasagna again. It was so so good. Thank you so much. My picky 5 year old ate his whole dinner. Loved it.

    1. You are so very welcome Ellen! My kids LOVE this dinner ๐Ÿ˜‰ So glad your son loved it as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Anonymous says:

    Can you substitute ricotta for the cream cheese….really dislike cream cheese in non dessert recipes.

    1. I don't see why you wouldn't be able to. I say go for it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I will be making this soon! I don't like to use my oven during the hot and humid summer. This will be an easy alternative to my regular lasagna!

    1. Yesโ€ฆit is a very good alternative to regular lasagna. I haven't made regular lasagna since we came across this recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    Our family LOVES this recipe! It’s always hard to eat just one serving!

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