One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna

My whole family raved about this One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna and asks for it almost weekly! Love this easy dinner recipe!

You knew it wouldn’t be too long before I was back with another one skillet dinner, right? This One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna is a remix of a recipe from my cookbook, Express Lane Cooking, and it’s seriously THE BEST!

My whole family raved about this One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna and asks for it almost weekly! Love this easy dinner recipe!

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Who has time to construct an elaborate lasagna casserole when you can get all the delicious flavors of lasagna in one super quick and easy skillet meal?

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Yes, even the pasta gets cooked in this one pan!

My whole family raved about this One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna and asks for it almost weekly! Love this easy dinner recipe!

In my cookbook I use ground beef along with a few spices to give this dish a sausage flavor, but when I have ground sausage in the fridge I just go ahead and use that in place of the ground beef.

Simply toss some dried bowtie pasta into the skillet and let it cook until tender.

My whole family raved about this One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna and asks for it almost weekly! Love this easy dinner recipe!

The sauce thickens, the pasta gets nice and tender and all that’s left is to make the ricotta cheese dumplings… hence the polka dot part!

My whole family raved about this One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna and asks for it almost weekly! Love this easy dinner recipe!

The recipe in my cookbook calls for more parmesan cheese and no mozzarella, but I love adding in the mozzarella for a nice cheesy filling.

My cookbook is all about using just 5 ingredients, which is completely awesome, but obviously if I have some extra cheese in the fridge, I’ll throw that in there. 😉

My whole family raved about this One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna and asks for it almost weekly! Love this easy dinner recipe!

Dollop the ricotta mixture on top of the cooked pasta and then cover and let cook until the cheese mixture is set.

No layering, no pre-boiling noodles, no fuss.

This one skillet polka dot lasagna gives you all the flavors of lasagna in less than 30 minutes!

My whole family raved about this One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna and asks for it almost weekly! Love this easy dinner recipe!

Just wait till you start making this and the heavenly aroma begins to fill the kitchen and neighboring rooms.

You’ll have everyone to the table in no time!

My whole family raved about this One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna and asks for it almost weekly! Love this easy dinner recipe!

Your favorite Italian comfort food just got a makeover and she looks goooooood. 

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One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna

My whole family raved about this One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna and asks for it almost weekly! Love this easy dinner recipe!
  • Yield: 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground mild Italian Sausage
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 2 cups bowtie pasta (uncooked)
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp dried basil (or Italian seasoning)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground sausage in a large skillet and drain any excess fat.
  2. Return the skillet to the stove and add the garlic powder, onion powder, pasta sauce, pasta, water and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine, then bring a to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the pasta is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan cheese, basil, flour, salt and pepper in a bowl and stir to combine. Scoop large dollops of the cheese mixture on top of the cooked pasta in the skillet, taking care to space them out.
  4. Cover the lid and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese mixture has set. Enjoy!

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My whole family raved about this One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna and asks for it almost weekly! Love this easy dinner recipe!

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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