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!pinterest

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?

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

One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna 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!

Cheesy Ricotta Filling for Lasagna

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.

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

No Layered Lasagna!

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!

What To Serve With Lasagna

We love serving this quick and easy lasagna with a simple Caesar Salad and Garlic Breadsticks! It’s a complete meal any Italian would love!

If you have fresh basil, don’t hesitate to toss that on top! It really adds a nice bright flavor to the dish.

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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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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One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna

This One Skillet Polka Dot Lasagna is seriously THE BEST!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 472 kcal
Author: Shawn

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 basil, dried (or Italian seasoning)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Brown the ground sausage in a large skillet and drain any excess fat.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, combine the mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan cheese, egg, 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.
  • Cover the lid and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese mixture has set. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1362mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 612IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: Italian, Lasagna, One skillet, parmesan cheese, Pasta, ricotta cheese, sausage
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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!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
16 Responses
  1. Debbie

    5 stars
    I made this last night for dinner, I did have to substitute ground beef and I didn’t have bow tie pasta so I used campanelle but it was delicious and EASY! Thank you

  2. Kay

    5 stars
    Love the recipe and can’t wait to try but I noticed one thing that was missing…. What do you do with the egg? Mix it with ricotta cheese mixture?

    1. Shawn

      It will get mixed in with the ricotta mixture. Sorry it was missing, I’ve updated the recipe so it’s correct now. Thanks!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; 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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